Awards for disabled entrepreneurs
Are you a budding entrepreneur with a clever business product or service? Have you already started a business or social enterprise, but need a little extra boost to move to the next level? Then the Stelios Awards 2019 wants to hear from you!
The Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs UK is jointly run by us and the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation. It recognises the achievements of disabled entrepreneurs who have set up their own company or social enterprise.
Applications are now open and close at 5pm on Tuesday 10 September 2019. No late entries will be accepted.
If you have any questions about your application please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07740515957 (Tuesdays and Thursdays only).
Welcome from Sir Stelios
New prizes for 2019
Prize money totalling £100,000 will be available this year. The top prize will be £30,000, and a further four prizes of £10,000 will be allocated to four finalists. Four prizes of £5,000 will also be available.
The overall winner will be announced at a ceremony in London in October 2019.
The Judges' prize
All applications will be considered this year for the newly announced The Judges' Prize. This is a discretionary prize with the maximum of £10,000 chosen by independent judges. It will recognise start-up or running businesses that show exceptional promise, but do not fit the standard awards' criteria.
Who can apply?
We welcome applications from all sectors. From accessible wheelchair devices, to pottery, mental health apps and adapted ice cream vans. Past winners have been drawn from the travel agency, building and IT sectors, as well as businesses specialising in disability/mobility aids and sports.
Josh's business (Able Move) has created a portable solution for disabled travellers.
Hannah is the founder of Mental Snapp — a video diary app that helps people proactively manage their mental health.
Alex’s business (Freedom One Life) has developed a next-generation power wheelchair.
Geoff Holt MBE
Geoff's company (Wetwheels) operates fully accessible boats.
Ben's company (Visibilis) offers digital marketing expertise.