The StartUp Awards helps champion and support the ever-growing number of start-ups across the UK. We look to discover and celebrate some of the most exciting new businesses. 

Exclusive Banking Partner LI_T

The StartUp Awards are delighted to announce that Starling Bank has joined as our National Banking partner.

At the StartUp Awards, our mission is not only to champion StartUps across the UK, but to support them on every step of their business journey. Through providing them with resources and opportunities, we aim to help them excel and reach their full potential. With the support of partners like Starling Bank, we are able to fulfill this mission and ensure that these StartUps have the tools and support they need to succeed.

It’s particularly exciting for us to have such a committed partner with a real entrepreneurial success story behind it. Starling’s founder and CEO, Anne Boden MBE, is someone who saw so many problems with traditional banking and decided to do something about it, disrupting an entire industry in the process by building a new digital bank from scratch. The bank has since won numerous awards and endorsements including the Which? Recommended UK current account provider, and was voted Best British Bank in the British Bank Awards from 2018-2021. 

Dylan Jones-Evans, Founder of the StartUp Awards said: ‘We are thrilled to welcome Starling Bank as our national banking partner. As early adopters of their business account services, we have experienced first-hand the benefits of their digital, mobile-first banking experience.

Starling Bank’s innovative approach to banking is truly a game-changer and we are proud to be working with them to champion the best startups in every region and nation in the UK’.

Helen Bierton, Chief Banking Officer at Starling Bank adds: “Partnering with the StartUp Awards demonstrates our continued commitment to UK businesses at the very beginning of their entrepreneurial journey. We’re looking forward to recognising the achievements and learning about the challenges overcome by so many individuals who have had a great idea and taken the risk to build  a successful business from the ground up.” 

With one month to go until we close for applications, we encourage all StartUps to apply and take advantage of this unique opportunity to take their business to the next level.