London and East England’s most exciting new businesses have been shortlisted as part of a brand new awards programme.

The StartUp Awards National Series has been launched to recognise the booming startup scene across the UK which has accelerated since the pandemic began. In 2020, when most of the world was shutting down, more than 400,000 startups were set up in Britain, with similar increases seen in other European countries.

This marked boost in newfound entrepreneurship is mirrored by a huge 2,500 applications which have been received in response to the Startup Awards National Series’ first ever call for entries.

The London and East England startups that made the shortlist are a true snapshot of the future economy, with a collective turnover of over £158m and employing 2,228 people between them. Of the region’s great passion for entrepreneurship, one finalist said: “It’s a great place to launch a business as there is a wealth of experienced and skilled talent to work with from full-time to contractors and agencies.

“Many clients are also based here, so it’s easy to meet people face-to-face and strike up great relationships.”

The cohort of finalists announced today will be considered for the regional prizes by a panel of seasoned judges with experience founding or supporting entrepreneurial ventures. This includes London and East England-based Philip Belament, founder and CEO of Zilch, serial entrepreneur Hugh Chappell, and Wesley Rashid, co-founder and CEO of Accountancy Cloud.

Supported nationally by BT, EY, Dell & Intel, the programme will celebrate the achievements of the amazing individuals across the UK who have turned an idea into an opportunity and taken the risk to launch a new product or service.

Co-founded by the team behind the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, the new series follows the success of the Wales StartUp Awards, after organisers recognised the exceptional potential in the startup scene across the other British regions.

Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, the creator of the StartUp Awards National Series, said: “New firms are important for generating economic prosperity, employment opportunities and innovation. Since 2016, the Wales StartUp Awards have celebrated this amazing annual contribution to our economy by entrepreneurs and the impact they have on communities across the nation.

“Given the sheer volume of phenomenal startups we’ve heard from since then, as well as the huge post-pandemic shift in people’s desires to take their career in a new direction and set up a business against the odds, we felt it was the right time to take the programme nationwide. We’ve been blown away by the standard of entries from London and East England in this first year and truly look forward to crowning the winners.”

The London and East England final will take place at BoxPark Wembley on 23rd June 2022.

This year’s StartUp Awards National Series finalists from London and East England are:

Consulting & Management StartUp

Altura Group, Founded by James Gilks & Rob Wilks

Creative Control Ventures, Founded by David Olusegun

E2 Management Consulting, Founded by Anthony Sadeghi, Matthew Daly & Bob White

Let’s Reset, Founded by Suki Thompson

Mahogany Inclusion Partners, Founded by Aggie Mutuma 

Yaya, Founded by Phill Bolland

 

B2B Services StartUp

25-8 Marketing Group, Founded by Steve Smith, Paul Clarke & Danny Coe

FordeBaker, Founded by Thomas Baker

Guider, Founded by Nick Ross

Juicy Brick, Founded by Melanie Goldsmith, Rebecca Cope, Grace Bryan & Emile Bernard

Mountside Ventures, Founded by Jonathan Hollis, Jon Steinberg & Alex Reed

Peckwater Brands, Founded by Sam Martin & Leo Bradshaw

 

Technology Services StartUp

Blueprint, Founded by Robi O’Cleirigh, Harvey Hodd & Rory Jeffries

Findr, Founded by Greg Watts & Jenny James

Opply, Founded by Helen Murphy

Radically Digital, Founded by Bobby Idogho & Oliver Smit

The Network Control Group, Founded by Thomas Proctor

Uhubs, Founded by Matt Milligan

 

B2C Services StartUp

AQRU, Founded by Digby Try & Philip Blows

HumanForest, Founded by Agustin Guilisasti, Laura Elms & Michael Stewart

Ignite Dating Group, Founded by Michelle Begy

The Portfolio Collective, Founded by Ben Legg & Fiona Chorlton-Voong

Vitus Wellbeing, Founded by Carly Webb

WOAW, Founded by Joe Binder

 

Construction & Building Services StartUp

PH247, Founded by Louchavan Lemard & Ryan Jeffers

Rebelleon, Founded by Alma Sottile

Spacemade, Founded by Jonny Rosenblatt & Dan Silverman

Thoth London, Founded by Alan & Stacy Hunte

Flux, Founded by James Clark

 

Creative StartUp

Akura, Founded by James Dernier & Sam Huth

Meraki Production, Founded by Hikmat Ghandour

Magenta Flowers, Founded by Adam & Safiyya Riyadh

Savage Films, Founded by Alexander Black

SWAY, Founded by James Shackleton

The Zeros Art, Founded by Anna Kyriacou,  Scott Ham & Ty Cochrane

 

Digital StartUp

Futureform, Founded by Barney Haywood & Brian Doogan

Idenfo, Founded by Antony Bellingall, Naseer Hasan, Ray Sherry & Raza Abidi

mumfluencer UK, Founded by Bonnie Barry

Collecting Cars, Founded by Edward Lovett

The Good Egg, Founded by Natalia Cortazar

vendi, Founded by Pablo Gonzalez-Iglesias

 

Fashion & Beauty StartUp

Jumpstart Company, Founded by Emmanuel Enemuwe

Kind Bag, Founded by Hebe Knight & Maria Rodriguez

Merch Masters, Founded by Kieza Silveira De Sousa

Pura Collagen, Founded by Jennifer Mo & Rob Knowles

Plenaire, Founded by Namrata Kamdar

WE ARE WE WEAR, Founded by Chelsea Williams & Natalie Paul 

 

Fintech StartUp

Aventur, Founded by Stacey Body & Tom Young

Fintechcashier, Founded by Shalom Dodoun

Fortu Wealth, Founded by Azamat Sultanov

Salad Money, Founded by Daniel Evans

Snoop, Founded by Scott Mowbray

Toqio, Founded by Eduardo Martinez Garcia & Michael Galvin

 

Drink StartUp

CleanCo, Founded by Spencer Matthews

DangerCode, Founded by Mohamed Aweys

Exhale Coffee Roaster, Founded by Kirsty Miller & Alex Higham 

Laylo, Founded by Laura Riches & Laura Rosenberger

Sip Champagnes, Founded by Daniel Blatchford & Peter Crawford

 

Food StartUp

Truffle Guys, Founded by Jordan Jon & Richard Constantinou

Chefs For Foodies, Founded by James Hill

Knead a Little Love, Founded by Becca & Jessica Stockell

NOSHY, Founded by Stefanie Siraghi

Prodigy Snacks, Founded by Sameer Vaswani

 

Global StartUp

BX Technologies, Founded by Antony Yousefian & Ben Bardsley

eSkootr Championship, Founded by Hrag Sarkissian & Khalil Beschir

K Enterprises, Founded by Gracias Kassongo

POD LDN, Founded by Adrienn Major

Remoteli, Founded by Samuel Brooksworth

Smart Cricket, Founded by Atul Srivastava

 

Graduate StartUp

Bulla Co, Founded by Joshua Roche

Chipline Technologies, Founded by Stanley Ponraj

FIREUP Cookware, Founded by Raghav Agarwal

Ecofye, Founded by Daniela Arroyo Olsen & Tiago Fachada 

Mule, Founded by Idries Erfan, Luke Tritton & Nima Soroush

Skillwork Software and Consulting, Founded by Ali Youssef & Jan Gasiewski

 

Green StartUp

FUSSY, Founded by Matt Kennedy

Mission Driven Talent, Founded by Natasha Clark

Protium, Founded by Christopher Jackson

Seep, Founded by Laura Harnett

Sintali, Founded by Eleni Polychroniadou & Thomas Saunders

TransitionZero, Founded by Matt Gray & Sriya Sundaresan

 

Innovative StartUp

A-dapt International, Founded by Matthew Mayes

Alloxentric, Founded by Max Kreimerman

Farad.ai, Founded by Ali Safari

iLoF - Intelligent Lab On Fiber, Founded by Mehak Mumtaz, Luis Valente,  Joana Paiva & Paula Sampaio

Switch EV, Founded by Marc Mültin

Tomorrow’s Journey, Founded by Chris Kirby, Nick James & Matt Potts

 

Manufacturing & Engineering StartUp

BoxxDocks, Founded by James Della Valle, Alessandro Attanzio & Amarjit Pall

HUNU, Founded by Vince Dickson & Megan Williams

HYLO, Founded by Michael Doughty

Njori Tempo, Founded by Nick Orme & Jack Raison

Freuds Bazaar, Founded by Redford Healey 

SBTRCT Skincare, Founded by Ben Grace

 

Marketing, Advertising & PR StartUp

Alight Media, Founded by Matthew Dearden & Dave Huckerby

AudioMob, Founded by Christian Facey & Wilfrid Obeng

The METO DIGMA, Founded by Viviane Adjado

Wizard of Content, Founded by Georgia Austin

Zebu Digital, Founded by Harry Horsfall

 

Medtech & Healthtech StartUp

Cosi Care, Founded by Lauren Bell

GG Care, Founded by David Grey

Hashiona, Founded by Eva Galant

Naytal, Founded by Leila Thabet

NuroKor, Founded by Rick Rowan

Syrona Health, Founded by Chantelle Bell & Anya Roy

 

Mobile & Emerging Technologies StartUp

Alkimi Exchange, Founded by Benjamin Putley & Adam Chorley

Fanshakeslive, Founded by Abbas Kazmi 

Glorify, Founded by Omar Farook Nazeema & Harun Rashid 

Happaning, Founded by Ando Eniwumide

Loopit.co, Founded by George Skentzos

PowReady Technologies, Founded by Gejia Ouyang

 

Online Retail StartUp 

Advanced Commerce, Founded by André Brown

Houseof, Founded by Helen White & Michael Jones

Manors Golf, Founded by Jojo Regan

Oh Mumma, Founded by Kyra White & Shannon Barrie

Swim Society, Founded by Montana Brown

VOXY, Founded by Alex Cattle & Stephanie Bridet 

 

Professional Services StartUp

Chronos Law, Founded by Tom Bohills

GoForma, Founded by Chris Andreou, Charles Bailey & Hugh Hudson

Launch Mappers, Founded by David Odier

Quantum Cybersecurity Skills, Founded by Ema Rimeike 

Situu, Founded by Peter Hall, Dan Brown, Harry Murphy & Tom Leahy

WeAgile, Founded by Monshur Ali 

 

Recruitment StartUp

Hayes & Partners, Founded by George & Jack Hayes

Impel Talent, Founded by Nathaniel Chapman

LT Support, Founded by Laura Tanner

Scout, Founded by Edward Jenner & Adam Horne

UMATR, Founded by Mitchell Franklin

Urban Digital Recruitment, Founded by Rebecca Wells & Laura Brazil

 

Social StartUp

Black Minds Matter UK, Founded by Agnes Mwakatuma

Climate Crisis Hub, Founded by Susanna Basso

Gather, Founded by Tash Gorst

ICENA, Founded by Naomi Butters

Leiho, Founded by Thuta Khin

The Utilize Project, Founded by Mahmud Shahnawaz

 

Tourism & Leisure StartUp

Acrotrix, Founded by Peter Pearson

Beyonk, Founded by Terry McGinnis, Oscar White & Antony Jones

Galaxi, Founded by Craig Vickors & Phil Turner

MeiJi Kickboxing, Founded by Denise Bailey

TiPJAR, Founded by James Brown, Ben Thomas & Paul Stancer

YETiCO, Founded by Oliver Pugh

 

Hospitality & Events StartUp

AccessLOOP, Founded by Dan Dexter, Orla Pearson & Elaine McCarthy

Bread Hospitality, Founded by Tom Ginn

Culinera, Founded by Thomas Pass

Supplier Day, Founded by Caitlyn Lewis

Three Thirteen, Founded by Jo Sutch & Lauren Bell

Virtually Together, Founded by Kate Healy

 

Young Entrepreneur

Bijoux De Mimi, Founded by Amelia Hitchcock-Merritt

Presto Coffee, Founded by James Hagerty

UMATR, Founded by Mitchell Franklin

The Good Egg Agency, Founded by Natalia Cortazar

The brunch club, Founded by Elle Gibbons, Zack Dad & Peter Preston

Thred Media, Founded by Jenk Oz

 

Rising Star Award

Amersify Ltd, Founded by Richard Brown & Kris Box

AnnexusEV, Founded by Jonny Duggan

Block Scholes Ltd, Founded by Eamonn Gashier

Channelyze, Founded by Ashley Speight & Simon Bates 

Donate Smart, Founded by Sophie Delacher, Maria Ensesa, Karoline Tessmann, Geraldine Hellmann, Hanna Reim & Clara Cacoub

DueTrade, Founded by Henry Dewing

ekko, Founded by Oli Cook

excerp, Founded by Alfred Mallol, Majid Sebti & Joan Cots

Kabuni, Founded by Nina Jane Patel, Nimesh Patel & Lee Atkins

Lethally Her, Founded by Renee Saliba

Retable, Founded by Melih Birim

Revere the Residence, Founded by Kate Revere

Small World, Founded by Dan Salkey & Harvey Austin

Tally Market, Founded by Jules Robertson

Volume99, Founded by Leah Smith & Matthew Read

ZUMA Array, Founded by Morten Warren

GaiaLens, Founded by Gordon Tveito-Duncan & Seb Kirk

Novus World, Founded by Hris Nedyalkov, Shruti Rai, Marco Wolf, Andoni Sigg & Noah Bernet

Minimal Fashion, Founded by Maria Vasileva & Luke McAllister