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The Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2018, in partnership with Leonard Cheshire

The Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2018, in partnership with Leonard Cheshire

02 July 2018

Calling all entrepreneurs!
The Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs is back for its eleventh year, and we want to help you turn your business dreams into reality.

Whether it's your start-up ideas, clever business or social enterprise, or brilliant expansion plans, we want to hear from you.

What is the Stelios Award?

The Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK is a business award run in partnership with the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation. The award recognises the exceptional spirit and business ability of disabled entrepreneurs.

If you win, you get £30,000
If you make the finalist shortlist, you win £10,000

We welcome applications from start-ups, companies which have been up and running, but things all winners have had in common – is determination, drive and talent to create a flourishing business. All have benefited from the publicity, funding and mentoring surrounding the awards.

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Stelios UK Awards 2018 Guides and Documentation

Stelios UK Awards 2018 Guides

18 June 2018

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, in partnership with Leonard Cheshire has now released the official guide documentation for the 12th annual Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK.

Prospective applicants can now find about this years application criteria, the duties that are required from them and much much more.

Don't miss out on this life-changing opportunity to advance your business by seeing if you are allegeable to apply.

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Sir Stelios captured in oil at the National Portrait Gallery

30.01.18 posted by Valia Meletiou

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easyJet founder and philanthropist, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, has been captured in oil with a specially commissioned painting in London’s National Portrait Gallery.

Artist Mary Jane Ansell used oil on an aluminium panel to portray Sir Stelios after a short sitting with extensive photographic preparation. This portrait was commissioned by the Gallery’s trustees in 2015 in recognition of his contribution to British business and entrepreneurship. 

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Mental health app wins National Stelios Award

14.11.17 posted by Valia Meletiou

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A South London app developer has won the prestigious £30,000 Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs, run in conjunction with Leonard Cheshire Disability, after creating a video diary app that supports people managing their mental health. 

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Meet this year's 5 finalists of the Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK

10.11.17 posted by Valia Meletiou



The five finalists are:

Jane Hatton of London, founder of Evenbreak(www.evenbreak.co.uk), an accessible specialist online job board where inclusive employers can attract more talented disabled talent and disabled jobseekers can find work with employers who will value their skills.

Hannah Chamberlain of London, co-founder of Mental Snapp (www.mentalsnapp.com), a video diary app to help anyone actively managing their mental health.

James Brown of Wiltshire, founder of Mobiloo (www.mobiloo.org.uk) , the world’s first attended mobile toilet and changing facility for disabled people who need a hoist and changing table to use the toilet or be changed.

Dominic Lund-Conlon of Essex, founder of Review My Wheelchair(www.reviewmywheelchair.co.uk), which provides unbiased and clear reviews for wheelchair users to support their decision when purchasing a wheelchair.

Katherine Fortnum of Leicestershire, founder of Katherine Fortnum Ceramics(www.katherinefortnumceramics.com) , a producer of hand built ceramic homewares and decorative sculptures.

The overall winner of £30,000 will be announced on the 14th of November!


 

easyJet founder picks five finalists for national disabled entrepreneur award

06.11.17 posted by Valia Meletiou

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  • Five finalists handpicked by Sir Stelios each win £10,000
  • Companies on the shortlist are Mobiloo, MentalSnapp, Evenbreak, Review My Wheelchair and Katherine Fortnum Ceramics.
  • Winner will win a further £20,000 at an award ceremony on 14 November 2017


easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and leading international charity Leonard Cheshire Disability announced today the five finalists for the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2017. Each has won £10,000 and now has a chance to win a further £20,000.

A record amount of over 70 candidates applied for the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs this year. The applications came from diverse business arenas, including fashion, retail, sport and leisure and tourism.

Read more at: http://enablemagazine.co.uk/easyjet-founder-picks-five-finalists-national-disabled-entrepreneur-award/  

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Harborough artist wins UK prize for her ceramics

03.11.17 posted by Valia Meletiou

katherine_fortnumKatherine Fortnum in her workshop working on her ceramics. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER NNL-170111-091406005

A ceramics maker and teacher from Market Harborough has overcome a brain haemorrhage as a teenager to win a national prize. Katherine Fortnum (27), a former Robert Smyth pupil, is one of just five finalists in the national Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2017.

Read more at: http://www.harboroughmail.co.uk/news/harborough-artist-wins-uk-prize-for-her-ceramics-1-8228297

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Sea Cadets announce our £200,000 sponsorship!

19.09.17 posted by Valia Meletiou

21587227_10155828010344345_2860588841598622881_oLast night during the Sea Cadets' reception, the Foundation's  sponsorship of £200k was announced for the construction of a Rustler 42 sailing yacht, ready mid 2018, to train & support further Sea Cadets. Stelios Haji-ioannou & his team are very proud & excited to be involved. A great evening meeting the team, other supporters & some of the cadets themselves. Excellent speeches including former Sea Cadet Dan Snow.

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Apply now for the Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2017 in the UK!

18.08.17 posted by Valia Meletiou

logo_uk_awards_2017 Applications are now open for the 2017 Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK.

The deadline is: 6 October 2017

A total of £70,000 will be won:

  • top prize of £30,000 to the overall winner
  • four prizes of £10,000 to four other finalists

And this year the award is open to all forms of entrepreneurship (including pre-revenue start-ups). 

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Sir Stelios: Well done LSE scholars!

28.07.17 posted by Valia Meletiou

Fathia_Begum_graduationSifat_Ahmed_graduationSir Stelios and the team at his Philanthropic Foundation offer our congratulations to the LSE scholars who were awarded either a first class or upper second class degree at the end of their three year course. We wish them well for the future.

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