The North West of England StartUp Awards form part of the UK-wide StartUp Awards National Series

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The best start-up firms in the North West of England have been revealed.

The inaugural North West of England StartUp Awards form part of the StartUp Awards National Series, which recognise excellence in nascent entrepreneurship across nine UK nations and regions of the UK. They are supported nationally by BT, EY Breakthrough Incentives, Clearco, Dell Technologies & Intel, Moblox, Fearless Adventures and with regional support from Moja Group.

The awards were held at the Cotton Sheds in Manchester and saw 21 different awards given out to new businesses in categories such as Fintech StartUp of the Year, Innovative StartUp of the Year and Green StartUp of the Year.

The judging panel included Rimi Thapar of LoveRaw, Michaela Wain of Design & Build Construction, Ash Jones of Great Influence and Sebastien Vanderlinden of Yumi Nutrition.

The StartUp of the Year for the North West was won by Orange County CBD, the wellness supplement brand set up to help people be the very best version of themselves. Established in 2019, the Liverpool-based business has grown to employ 35 people and is focusing on expanding quickly into international markets, having already secured a Spanish distribution partner who has helped develop outreach across Europe.

Originally formed as the Wales StartUp Awards in 2016, the Awards Series has joined forces with the Great British Entrepreneur Awards to take the celebration of newly formed businesses nationwide.

Creator of the awards Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE said, the inaugural event not only celebrated the best new firms in the North West of England but recognised the amazing entrepreneurial talent across the nation:

He added: “We’re so proud of the amazing reception from all parts of the country for the first year of the StartUp Awards National Series and it was wonderful to be in Manchester last night to showcase the incredible new businesses from across the North West of England.

“As the economy slows down, we will need the creativity, tenacity, and innovation of entrepreneurs to ensure that jobs and prosperity continue to grow in every part of the UK. All the finalists in the North West of England are already making a contribution to their local economies and are set to grow further over the next few years.

“A huge congratulations to all the category winners and especially to the team at Orange County CBD in becoming the StartUp of the Year. They, and many of the other winners, are going to have a major impact on their sector and we look forward to seeing what’s next for these amazing entrepreneurs and their businesses.”

Full list of winners

North West StartUp of the Year

Orange County CBD

Business-to-Business services StartUp of the Year

Teach Well Toolkit

Cheshire StartUp of the Year

Night

Consumer Services StartUp of the Year

Boombae

Construction and Building Services StartUp of the Year

Rogers McHugh Recruitment

Creative StartUp of the Year

22 Impact

Digital StartUp of the Year

PamperBook

Fintech StartUp of the Year

Financielle

Food and Drink StartUp of the Year

BioandMe

Graduate StartUp of the Year

TMI Lifestyle

Greater Manchester StartUp of the Year

Mindset AI

Green StartUp of the Year

Greenr

Innovative StartUp of the Year

PixelMax

Merseyside StartUp of the Year

Orange County CBD

Mobile and Emerging Technologies StartUp of the Year

Xploro

Online Retail StartUp of the Year

Coco’s Puppy Boutique

Professional Services StartUp of the Year

Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing

Social Enterprise StartUp of the Year

Offsite Alliance

Tourism and Leisure StartUp of the Year

Secret Garden Glamping

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Mindset AI

Rising Stars

Pop Fizz Party Events

Vogo Tours