Startups Awards Open for Entries

Successful new businesses are being invited to enter the 2010 Startups Awards Startups Awards, which celebrate the most exciting new firms across the UK.

To enter, businesses must be privately owned and less than three years old. Applicants must be able to demonstrate what is unique about their business, as well as evidence of their achievement, such as revenue levels. They should also include details of how their working practices have contributed to their success, such as innovative technology or good people management.  

Sixteen award categories are available for entry this year, including Online Business of the Year, Best use of Technology, Green Business of the Year, Franchisee of the Year and the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award ? which recognises high-achieving business owners under 30. An overall winner will then be selected to win the overall Startups Business of the Year award

Winners will receive a package of national and regional press coverage, as well as the opportunity to have their business assessed by an expert panel of judges. 

Last year’s winner of the 2009 Business of the Year award was theatre production company Three Sixty Entertainment, which impressed judges with its innovative mix of computer imagery and live performance.

“We’ve already seen the effects of the PR and it’s great to have that credibility by mentioning an award like this,”

said Three Sixty Entertainment’s commercial director, Colin Wilkinson.

Entry to the awards costs £45 per application. The closing date for entries is 3 September 2010, and finalists will be announced in early November.

For more information about the awards and to apply online, visit

Startups Awards Open for Entries

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