This year we celebrated the inaugural StartUp Awards, where we set out across 9 regions in the UK to recognise, support and celebrate excellence in entrepreneurship.

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The StartUp Awards 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.

The 2022 StartUp Awards celebrated hundreds of entrepreneurs across the UK and awarded some truly standout businesses including AudioMod, OrangeCountyCBD, Drop Bear Beer and many more. See the full list of winners here

And we’re coming back in 2023 to celebrate even more of the UK’s best startups….. 

Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, Founder of the StartUp Awards says: “New firms are critical in generating economic prosperity, employment opportunities and innovation in every corner of the UK. In 2023, the StartUp Awards will again be celebrating the amazing contribution made by entrepreneurs and their new ventures across ten UK nations and regions and will recognise the tremendous impact they are having on the economy, society and their local communities” 

Not convinced why you should apply yet? Here’s what it could do for your business: 

  • Help you get the recognition you deserve 

  • Inspire the next generation of startups 

  • Celebrate what you have achieved for yourself and your business so far

  • Put you in the same room as other successful entrepreneurs and startups, allowing you to build positive networks

  • Provide you with exposure to help you and your business grow even further

  • It adds credibility to your business, making potential customers, investors or partners trust you even more

  • Lastly, you have absolutely nothing to lose and all to gain 

We recently caught up with Phill Bolland, Co-founder of YAYA, the 2022 Business, Consulting and Management StartUp of the Year Winner, to ask, “What did winning mean to you?” 

“We’re immensely proud of our team; it’s their energy, enthusiasm and passion in designing user-centred products that have resulted in the achievement of this award. Moments like this make us reflect on how we’ve got to where we are now. It’s been amazing to see how Yaya has grown from its humble beginnings as a two-person team, to a team that’s now 15-strong and growing. We are so excited to keep scaling the business and continue delivering work that helps our customers solve complex problems through our human-centred approach to design,” he said. 

So, if you have an incredible business that is three years or younger? You could be the next winner of the StartUp Awards! Register your interest and find out more here.