Extended deadline for entries: September 25
The official entry deadline for the 12th annual Startups Awards – the UK’s most prestigious awards for up-and-coming companies – has now passed.
However, since the closure of the entry window, the Awards’ organisers have been inundated with requests from start-up businesses across the country wanting a little extra time to complete and submit their entries.
With that in mind, the Startups Awards 2015 has decided to extend its entry period by two weeks, making the final deadline 25 September 2015.
Sponsored by the UK’s favourite business insurance broker Simply Business and organised by Startups.co.uk, the number one website for start-ups and small businesses, the Awards recognise the success of Britain’s newest businesses which have been trading for four years or less.
There are 15 awards up for grabs across categories such as Innovative Business of the Year, Service Business of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, as well as four new awards for 2015 including App of the Year, Export Business of the Year, Retail Business of the Year and Lean Start-up of the Year.
The highly-coveted main accolade is the Simply Business Startups Business of the Year, which is selected from the winners of all other categories. Additionally, readers of Startups.co.uk are given their say in proceedings, by selecting the recipient of the People’s Choice Award from finalists across all 15 categories.
This year’s awards will be presented at a glittering ceremony on Friday 27 November at the Vinopolis, near London Bridge, hosted by comedian Alun Cochrane.
It will be one of the last events at the iconic site, which is due to close its doors at the end of the year to make way for a new upmarket shopping development.
To stay up to date with news go to www.startups.co.uk/startups-awards.
App of the Year
Tech Business of the Year – sponsored by Nominet
Innovative Business of the Year
Franchisee of the Year
Service Business of the Year – sponsored by Big Red Cloud
Product Business of the Year
Young Entrepreneur of the Year – sponsored by The Made Simple Group
Venture Funded Business of the Year – sponsored by haysmacintyre
Lean Start-up of the Year
Crowdfunded Business of the Year
Women in Business Award
Export Business of the Year – sponsored by Experian
Retail Business of the Year
People’s Champion (voted for by the public)
Simply Business Startups Business of the Year Award – sponsored by Simply Business