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National Sponsors

Moblox

Moblox

At Moblox we are building the tech and tools platform for owner-led businesses: the small businesses, sole traders and start-ups that are the backbone of the UK economy.

Founded by former Dragons’ Den investor and technology entrepreneur, Piers Linney, our aim is to provide content and guidance so that our members can better understand their technology options and embrace and manage the tools they need to succeed. We aim to help our members unlock the potential of their business, increase productivity and free up time to do those other important things.

We are also re-engineering core small business technology, communication and connectivity services - designing them specifically for small businesses and making them better, simpler and cheaper. We are on the side of our members who are too often confused and mis-sold services by the incumbents. In addition to our content and community, we will be launching our own market-leading products and new services during 2022.

At the heart of Moblox is our community of small business owners, which you can join for free.

Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies

The title of innovator isn’t a rare, unattainable thing that is reserved solely for the geniuses of the world. It’s simply a person who has the passion and determination to bring ideas to life. Whether they’re big or small. Because an innovator is willing to try things. Even when they’re hard. Even if they don’t come out perfect first time. Because they know if an idea is good enough, it’s worth putting in the effort. And with the right technology partner, they can stop at nothing to see it through.

At Dell Technologies, we believe there isn’t just an innovator in some of us. There’s an innovator in each and every one of us.

That’s why we’ll stop at nothing to make our technology more powerful, simpler to use, and easier to access so every person and every business can do more incredible things.

If you would like to discuss your small business tech requirements or if you are looking for professional support and advice, call a Dell Technologies Advisor today on 0800 085 4878 or visit www.dell.co.uk/smallbiz

BT Skills for Tomorrow

BT Skills for Tomorrow

At BT our purpose is ‘we connect for good’. With our newly launched BT Manifesto, we’re accelerating initiatives across our whole organisation to drive our growth by using technology that is responsible, inclusive and sustainable. We have already helped 10 million people across the UK develop digital skills - kids, parents, older and vulnerable people, job seekers, and small businesses - and it’s inspired us to push harder. We are now committed to help 25 million people improve their digital skills by 2026. Through our BT Skills for Tomorrow programme we can help you unlock the potential of your business by boosting your business online. Small business owners and their employees can take advantage of free, expert-led webinars, 1-to-1 mentoring and online courses from us and our partners. Whether you are just starting out or ready to scale up, our support covers a wide range of topics including digital marketing, productivity, social media and cyber security.

 

Fearless Adventures

Fearless Adventures

Fearless Adventures Started in October 2021, by a trio of the country’s brightest young entrepreneurs, David Newns, Dominic McGregor, and Charlie Yates. Fearless Adventures uniquely offers their partners three critically important areas of support: funding, marketing services, and talent. The founders believe this triple threat is the key to fast growth and more successful exits further down the line.

Fearless Adventures are signatories to the Investing in Women Code, and nearly all of the investees are female-founded or co-founded businesses.

Fearless Adventures

Moja

Moja is all about raising the professional profile of their clients. They believe that being an impactful business leader isn’t just about who you are at work. Their services will increase your visibility throughout your industry and open you up to opportunities you never thought were out there. From winning awards to recording your own podcast, they’ll give you everything you need to stand out, be heard and get known.

 

 

London & East of England Sponsors

Fladgate

Fladgate

Fladgate is a nimble 85 partner law firm known for its ability to work on fast moving, complex challenges requiring enterprising and commercial solutions.

We’re a law firm that has always built deep relationships with clients, creating true partnerships. Offering any number of experts while keeping things brilliantly one to one. Valuing intellectual rigour, agility and proactivity.

We call this approach an ‘unlimited partnership’, because deep relationships generate exponentially better teamwork and results.

Sponsoring Young Entrepreneur of the year

Accountancy Cloud

Accountancy Cloud

Accountancy Cloud offers online accounting and CFO services for high growth startups. They have one vision: to be startups’ #1 finance partner.

With a focus on tech, food and ecommerce industries, the team has had the pleasure of supporting some of the most incredible startup ventures in the UK, including Feel Vitamins, Crêpe Affaire, OLIO, Baby MORI, White Rabbit Pizza Co., Remy Sleep, & many, many more.

Sponsoring Online Retail Start-Up of the Year

JD&Co

JD&Co

JD&Co, one of the most trusted executive search and people advisory firms in Europe for startups and scaleups. Through their unparalleled reputation JD&Co help businesses attract and develop world-class leadership talent, partnering with founders and funders to build diverse and inclusive leadership teams and boards capable of fuelling business growth.

GS1 UK

GS1 UK

Whether online, in store or in a hospital, the common language of GS1 UK standards is helping our community of over 57,000 organisations to uniquely identify, describe and track anything globally, creating greater trust in data for everyone.

Our standards have the power to deliver change now and in the future by driving efficiency in the supply chain, and transparency in the wider society, through initiatives such as patient safety programmes and deposit return schemes.

From retail product barcodes to patient wristbands, we harness the power of GS1 UK standards to transform the way people work and live.

ConXhub

ConXhub

Riptec Ltd is the company behind ConXhub. It is the UK’s premier telco challenger, a dynamic provider of industry leading innovation, products and services to those who demand more. For the last 35 years, it has developed bespoke CRM, business & communication systems for small and large corporations alike including; Embassies, U.S. Dept of Defense and Shell Oil.

ConXhub is the latest technology to be added to the Riptec stable. It has taken the traditional PBX switchboard and completely re-engineered it, reinventing communications architecture, building an entirely new, highly scalable and totally agile stack.

With an expansive selection of mobile and local phone numbers from over 9,000 cities and 60+ countries worldwide, the aim is to provide a secure Telecommunications solution designed for individuals and teams of any size, anywhere in the world.

Access to this kind of technology is traditionally expensive, but ConXhub is making its enhanced communications tools with huge cost savings available not only to the typical call centre or multi-national corporation, but also economically accessible to any SaaS entrepreneur, SMB, tradesman, freelancer.

Wales Sponsors

Universities Wales

Universities Wales

Universities Wales is a membership body representing the interests of Wales’ nine universities.

We develop higher education policy, deliver political and stakeholder engagement, and campaign on issues where our members have a shared interest.

Our mission is to support a university education system which transforms lives through the work Welsh universities do with the people and places of Wales and the wider world.

Duke of Edinburgh Wales

The Duke of Edinburgh Wales

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a charity that gives young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to take part in a life-changing experience.

Young people have an opportunity to discover new interests, talents whilst developing essential skills for life and work- it’s a recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.

14-24 year-olds can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Sponsoring The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

ALS People

ALS People

At ALS People, we specialise in recruiting temporary workers across a range of sectors throughout the UK. Our experience in the recruitment industry spans the waste & recycling, warehousing and logistics sectors, and the rapid roll-out and expansion of Covid-19 testing centres.

Our company was launched in November 2014 and since then, we have experienced significant growth and expansion. We have more than 30 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, supporting customers right across the UK.

Sponsoring Valleys Start-up of the Year

Accountancy Cloud

Accountancy Cloud

Accountancy Cloud offers online accounting and CFO services for high growth startups. They have one vision: to be startups’ #1 finance partner.

With a focus on tech, food and ecommerce industries, the team has had the pleasure of supporting some of the most incredible startup ventures in the UK, including Feel Vitamins, Crêpe Affaire, OLIO, Baby MORI, White Rabbit Pizza Co., Remy Sleep, & many, many more.

Sponsoring Online Retail Start-Up of the Year

Ambition North Wales

Ambition North Wales

Ambition North Wales is a partnership comprising of the six Local Authorities in the region, along with Bangor University, Glyndŵr University, Coleg Cambria and Grŵp Llandrillo Menai. With a vision to focus on improving the region’s economic, social and environmental well-being.

They work to develop the region in a sustainable way, with opportunities for people to gain new skills for the future and develop rewarding careers. Developing a region where businesses grow and communities prosper, whilst championing the language, culture and heritage and in line with the well-being goals for Wales.

Sponsoring North Wales Start-Up of the Year

Evabuild

Evabuild

Specialists in civil engineering, construction and groundworks, site surveys and building project management, Evabuild won the fastest growing firm in Wales award at the 2015 Wales Fast Growth 50.

Sponsoring Construction Start-Up of the Year

M-SParc

M-SParc

M-SParc is a space where the energy is present from the moment you step into the building. Collaborations are encouraged and ignited from chance encounters in the shared spaces, ideas will form, and the enthusiasm will be infectious.

Companies that arrive with enthusiasm will benefit from the energetic environment and the professional services offered. M-SParc is the space you want to work in.

Sponsoring Digital Start-Up of the Year

Food Innovation Wales

Food Innovation Wales

Food Innovation Wales, backed by Welsh Government, brings together three food centres of excellence dedicated to encouraging the development of the food sector and providing technical and operational support on all aspects of food manufacturing.

Our team of internationally recognised industry experts help food and drink companies grow, innovate, compete and reach new markets. From new start-ups to established companies, Food Innovation Wales is on hand to provide technical and commercial support.

Sponsoring Food and Drink Start-Up of the Year

 

Food Innovation Wales

Business in Focus

Business in Focus is an expert business support agency providing flexible accommodation, affordable finance, advice & guidance; the complete package to ensure your business is a success. With over 30 years’ experience of delivering advice and support across Wales; Business in Focus is the lead delivery partner of the Welsh Government’s Business Wales advice programme.

Business in Focus also works on behalf of Welsh Government to provide tailored support programmes including Focus Enterprise Hubs, Big Ideas Wales, Enterprise Merthyr and Enterprise Blaenau Gwent. Through our team of experts, we can provide owners and managers of SMEs with tailored consultancy and advice to suit different stages and circumstances, such as planning, employment and HR issues, help with access to finance, training seminars and events.

Business in Focus has recently been awarded the contracts to deliver the UK Community Renewal Fund in 13 local authority areas. The fund comprises £220 million of investment across the UK to help pilot new ideas and shape the future of the UK Shared Prosperity fund to be launched later this year.

 

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Town Sq

TownSq is a B Corp that supports the development of people, places and communities across the UK and around the world through its network of coworking spaces, programme of business support and Admin Support. 

 

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British Business Bank

The British Business Bank is the UK’s national development bank and we’re here to help smaller businesses find a way, with free financial tools and expert information. We’re experts in small business finance and we work with a broad range of partners to help smaller businesses: 

Understand more about finance options available ldentify some of the potential finance options which they may consider suitable for their business Find finance providers, business support and information available in their region Learn from other business owners and business finance experts through a wide range of free and impartial content.

Our Finance Hub is an interactive website providing independent and impartial information on finance choices and a series of guides, checklists, animations and articles for smaller businesses. Find out more at www.british-business-bank.co.uk/finance-hub 

Start Up Loans is part of the British Business Bank, and working with a national network of delivery partners, provides government-backed, unsecured personal loans from £500 to £25,000 to start or grow a new business.

 

FlyForm

FlyForm

Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Cardiff, FlyForm is an award-winning technology company; a pure-play Elite ServiceNow partner with a mission to create positive change in the world through the power of people and technology. FlyForm operates against four main principles - quality, integrity, results and culture. Since its inception, FlyForm has been consistently regarded as one of the top performing ServiceNow partners globally, working with prestigious clients in both the private and public sectors. The company was recognised as the 11th fastest-growing companies in Wales in 2020 and 2021, with annual growth rate exceeding 200%. Most recently, FlyForm was named Fastest Growing Digital & Technology Company in Wales by Fast Growth 50, and Employer of the Year at the Cardiff Business Awards. 

Genmed

Genmed 

Genmed offers customers the broadest range of vendor-neutral managed service contracts in the marketplace. We aim to improve hospital efficiency through managed services and supply chain excellence. We work with hospitals, NHS Trusts and Health Boards in partnership to ascertain what clinical facilities or technology they need to support their strategy and workload.

We can source funding for new facilities, new technology and additional equipment. We have proven capabilities to generate operational and financial cost reductions while reducing administration and transaction costs. We create cash releasing structures, through procurement and supply chain services and tax-efficient managed service contracts. We can provide all the resources needed by clinical and non-clinical departments in hospitals, NHS Trusts and Health Boards, to deliver quality patient care.

BIC Innovation

BIC Innovation 

Helping you achieve your growth ambitions through expert advice & innovative strategies.

If you are a start-up or a growing business, you will know all too well that it doesn’t come without its risks and challenges. But it can also bring opportunities, resilience, and a brighter future.

We can help you tackle these challenges head-on, by working with you to deliver tailored solutions that overcome barriers to sustainable growth. We’ve been transforming performance and facilitating innovative projects for clients since 1993. Our strengths lie in building effective strategies, enhancing performance, internationalisation, marketing and scaling up. Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. We bring fresh thinking and new ways of working - we’re not afraid to challenge the status quo. Our culture is rooted in our values, and our mission in life is to enable success for ambitious organisations through an ethos of collaboration, innovation, and tenacity.

Admiral

Admiral 

Based on innovation and organic growth, Admiral is proud to be Wales’ only FTSE 100 company. The Group has a global presence operating in eight countries with a diverse product portfolio, including its most successful product; motor insurance, in which it holds the highest market share in the UK. New ventures such as Admiral Pioneer are exploring wider opportunities to improve its product offering and continue the evolution towards Admiral 2.0 - an agile and truly digital-first world.

Admiral has consistently been recognised as one of the best places to work in the UK. Its progressive culture, core values, and commitment to diversity and inclusion has created a working environment where people share ideas, aren’t afraid to speak up and truly feel valued. Above all else, Admiral is committed to helping more people to look after their future, always striving for better together.

WCVA

WCVA 

At WCVA (Wales Council for Voluntary Action) our purpose is to enable voluntary organisations in Wales to make a bigger difference together.

In Wales people have always come together voluntarily, not for money or because the law tells them to, but because they want to make a difference.

But when the Depression and poverty hit Wales hard in the 1930s people realised their organisations weren’t ready to meet the challenges around them. To make a bigger difference they needed to come together, organise and look ahead to prepare for the future.

That’s why WCVA was formed. And it’s why we exist today.

Our Social Investment Cymru team financially supports social enterprises in Wales with a range of grants and loans.

We invest in social businesses that want to generate more income or expand their range of services, and organisations that have previously struggled to attract grant funding for new projects.

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Welsh Government

 

South East England Sponsors

SwagPack

SwagPack

 We are Swagpack! We help People Managers to create the very best employee onboarding experience possible through cool branded Swagpacks, which we produce, curate, store and deliver globally. We’ll help you get your Swag on!

By creating amazing onboarding, welcome and new starter packs, we help our client’s businesses engage with their most important asset… their people.

There has been been a more competitive time for talent. Swagpack is here to make our clients incredible people feel part of something special, even before they even step foot in the office!

Keeping staff feeling motivated and engaged should be front and centre for all businesses, and Swagpack is here to support our clients to build game changing teams.

Our work helps to maximise staff retention and reduce churn, whilst reaffirming their brands key messaging and culture.

Show your team some love!

Scotland Sponsors

GS1 UK

GS1 UK

Whether online, in store or in a hospital, the common language of GS1 UK standards is helping our community of over 57,000 organisations to uniquely identify, describe and track anything globally, creating greater trust in data for everyone.

Our standards have the power to deliver change now and in the future by driving efficiency in the supply chain, and transparency in the wider society, through initiatives such as patient safety programmes and deposit return schemes.

From retail product barcodes to patient wristbands, we harness the power of GS1 UK standards to transform the way people work and live.

Glasgow City Council

Glasgow City Council

Glasgow is one of the world’s most exciting, friendly and culturally vibrant cities. Glasgow City Council is Scotland’s largest local authority and is responsible for delivering a range of vital services to citizens, businesses and visitors across Glasgow.

Glasgow City Council is committed to fostering an innovative and resilient environment that is supportive of SMEs and entrepreneurs, from start-up, through growth to sustainable consolidation, supporting local communities and ensuring jobs are created and safeguarded.

Through the delivery of Business Glasgow, Glasgow City Council has a team of dedicated and skilled business advisers who can help your company grow regardless of which stage it’s at on the business life cycle and assist with making your vision and aspirations a reality.

To find out more about the services we deliver, visit our website.

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