The StartUp Awards National Series recognises the achievements of those amazing individuals who have had a great idea, spotted the opportunity and taken the risks to launch a new product or service.

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The StartUp Awards National Series is a collaboration between the founders of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards - an established national programme receiving over 5,000 applications annually - and the Wales Start-Up Awards, the only regional awards currently celebrating new businesses in the UK.

The StartUp Awards National Series recognises the achievements of those amazing individuals who have had a great idea, spotted the opportunity and taken the risks to launch a new product or service.

Already established and thriving in Wales, the StartUp Awards National Series is now taking the passion and drive to celebrate new business and extending across the whole of the United Kingdom.

New firms are important for generating economic prosperity, employment opportunities and innovation and since 2016, the Wales Start-Up Awards have celebrated this amazing contribution annually by entrepreneurs on our economy and the impact they have on communities across our nation. We’re excited to now be taking this series nationally, giving start-ups all over the UK the opportunity to be recognised and connected.”

Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, Founder, StartUp Awards National Series

Regions 

  1. London & the East of England 
  2. Midlands
  3. North West 
  4. Yorkshire, Humberside & North East England 
  5. Northern Ireland 
  6. Scotland
  7. South West 
  8. South East 
  9. Wales

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→ 672,890 new companies founded
→ 1,843 companies founded every day
→ 77 companies founded every hour
→ 4.2 percent growth in new companies

“A massive 770,000 new businesses were created in 2020 – an all-time UK record. In what seems to be the ‘year of the start-up’ we’re proud to be launching the StartUp Awards National Series.”

Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, Founder, StartUp Awards National Series

Categories

Business to Business Services StartUp

Business, Consulting & Management StartUp

Construction & Building Services StartUp

Consumer Services StartUp

Creative StartUp

Digital StartUp

Fashion & Beauty StartUp

Fintech StartUp

Food and Drink StartUp

Global StartUp

Graduate StartUp

Green StartUp

High Street StartUp

Hospitality & Events StartUp

Innovative StartUp

Manufacturing & Engineering StartUp

Marketing, Advertising & PR StartUp

Medtech & Healthtech StartUp

Mobile & Emerging Technologies StartUp

Online Retail StartUp

Professional Services StartUp

Recruitment Services StartUp

Rising Star Award

Rural StartUp

Social Enterprise StartUp

Technology Services StartUp

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Tourism & Leisure StartUp

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