Entries for the ninth annual Startups Awards are now open. Organised by Startups.co.uk the UK’s leading website for anyone starting a business, the awards has earned a reputation for unearthing some of the UK’s finest entrepreneurial businesses, and shining a spotlight on the start-up market. Previous winners have gone on to enjoy phenomenal success, including BeatThatQuote.com, Wonga.com, Ella’s Kitchen, Glasses Direct, The Book Depository, Naked Wines and most recently The Cambridge Satchel company.
There are 13 categories open to companies that commenced trading less than 3 years ago. Covering every business area, these include Young Start-up of the Year and Online Business of the Year.
“We’re rightly proud of the Startups Awards for recognising the best of UK entrepreneurial talent,” said Startups founder, David Lester. “Each year we unearth a whole set of innovative, disruptive new businesses and entrepreneurs that continue to make people sit up and pay attention to the start-up market.”
Benefits to companies entering the awards include raised profile, national and local press coverage, and endorsement by the expert judging panel. Winners and finalists will also be provided with a logo to use on marketing literature and letterheads, and a template press release to maximise media coverage. Video interviews of all winners will also be displayed on the Startups Awards website.
The deadline for entries is 7 September 2012 and the awards will take place at London’s Kensington Roof Gardens on 7 December.
To find out more information or to enter your start-up business visit the Startups website.