Startup Awards rewards the most successful business start-ups in the UK and is recognized and respected as such throughout the business community.Each year Startup Awards parades a set of innovative, disruptive new businesses and entrepreneurs that continue to make people pay attention to the start-up market. The Startups Awards measures business achievement across the board, championing innovation, enterprise and the people behind the businesses. Companies that qualify for Startups Awards must be under three years old at the time of entry,employ no more than 60 people and be privately owned.Green Business of the Year: The following startups emerged as winners of the the various categories in 2009.
Green Business of the Year
Shiply.com helps you find cheap courier services by matching yourself up with couriers & delivery companies already making similar trips across the UK & Europe.
Online Business of the Year:
Wonga is an online lender based in London. It was launched in October 2007. Wonga is transforming the UK credit market by offering small, short term loans online.
Product of the Year
TrueCall is the complete solution to all types of nuisance phone call – telemarketing, silent calls, calls from overseas call centres, fax calls, robocalls, market researchers, malicious calls, misdials, wrong numbers and recorded message calls. trueCall is about the size of a paperback book. It plugs into your phone line at home and checks every call you receive before letting your phone ring.
Business Plan of the Year
Get Set Schools provides information that enables young students make informed decisions about their health and careers.
Service Business of the Year
The Pathology Group is a specialist Pathology recruitment agency in the World. Based on over 12 years combined experience in management positions within UK locum agencies, the founders of the Pathology Group identified a critical shortage in Consultant level Pathologists (including Histopathology, Haematology and Microbiology) within the NHS.
Adversity Business of the Year
Mobility Buy so that disabled and elderly people can access a range of products and information to help make their lives easier.
Innovative Business of the Year
Three Sixty Entertainment has combined live theatre, computer generated imagery and a new twist on the traditional circus tent to create live entertainment business. Their first production, Peter Pan, was a smash hit in London this summer and is now being exported.
Social Enterprise of the Year
Goodwill Solutions CIC helps charities and individuals get furniture at affordable prices, providing employment opportunities to the disadvantaged while also reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill. The company is also successfully making a real difference to the community in which it is based.
Silver Fox Award
Go Sustainable offers a total package of renewable and sustainable heating technologies. Solar thermal hot water systems, Ground source heat pumps,Air source heat pumps,Wood fired boilers (logs, chips or pellets), Solar photovoltaic micro power generation, Wind turbines; micro power generation.
Best Use of Technology
JAOtech are one of the market leaders in the design and manufacture of a world class, innovative range of embedded Smart Terminals™. Focusing within the Healthcare, Retail, Education and Industrial markets
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Name: Andrew Atalla
Job title: Founder
Company name: Atom 42
Address: Top Floor,
Tudor House, 35 Gresse Street, W1T 1QY
Women in Business
Name: Natasha Courtenay-Smith
Job title: Director
Company name: Talk to the Press
Address: 240 Portobello Road, London, W11 1LL
0207 792 2011