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Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK
by Startacus Admin
Whilst Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou may be perhaps better known as the founder of Easyjet, he’s slowly becoming synonymous with supporting enterprise and entrepreneurship too - thanks in no small part to the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs which he runs in conjunction with Leonard Cheshire Disability.
The competition which is now in its eighth year, aims to not only support disabled entrepreneurs but also to increase general awareness of the ingenuity, creativity and inventiveness of people with disabilities.
With up to £50k up for grabs this is one comp not to be missed.
Interested? Here’s what you need to know:
All entrants must:
have a recognised disability or long term health condition
have a UK registered business
have been trading for between 2 and 5 years
have a business turnover in excess of £10,000 and
own at least a 25% management stake in said business
To enter, simply complete the online application form and make sure that you clearly convey to the judges what sort of difference winning the £50k would have for you and your business.
Whether it would help you expand into new markets, create new products or even increase your staffing levels - the judges will be basically assessing you on the impact that winning the prize would ultimately have.
Check out the Leonard Cheshire site for lots more info, hints and tips galore and also some background on previous winners of the prestigious award.
Friday 19th September is the cut off date for the receipt of applications so there’s not much time to spare if you’re planning on entering. If you are - best of luck from all at Startacus.
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