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Bristolian flies high to win Stelios Award 2018

Bristolian flies high to win Stelios Award 2018

14th November 2018

easyjet founder, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has chosen Able Move, a start-up company that has created a portable solution for disabled travellers, as winner of the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2018, in partnership with Leonard Cheshire.

At a ceremony in London, Able Move's founder, Josh Wintersgill, a cyber-security manager from Bristol, was awarded the prestigious £30,000 prize by Sir Stelios.



The winners of the 2018 Stelios Greek Awards for Young Entrepreneurs have been announced!

05.09.18 posted by Kostas Seretis

winner 2018 - ferryhopper

For yet another consecutive year the event ceremony was crowned with absolute success, offering 8 companies a total of 100,000 euros.

Among the 64 companies that have been nominated for this year's event, FERRYHOPPER.COM, Vassilis Lahanas, Panayiotis Sarafi and Christos Spatharakis, won the big prize of 30,000 euros.

This is an innovative search and booking platform for ferry tickets that - through different functions - turns the online ferry booking process into a simple and enjoyable experience.

In the framework of this year's event, seven other winners were declared winners, taking the amount of 10,000 euros each. These are:

  • Duck Private Cheffing, a company that focuses on Thessaloniki.
  • DigitalWise, a digital advertising and communications company.
  • Greeking.me, a travel service provider in Greece with an emphasis on authentic experiences.
  • Hempoilshop, exclusive distributor of organic / cannabis organic products
  • Lamda MAEVE, a company that manufactures ice creams and related products based on traditional recipes from Serres.
  • Park Around BV, an internet platform and a mobile parking application.
  • Wine Art SA, an online sales company of bottled drinks and delicatessen.

During the event, Sir Stelios Hadjiioannou said: "For the 11th year, young entrepreneurs in Greece prove that they are decisively contributing to the country's financial growth and development by investing in innovation, creativity and substantial effort.
Finding once again the high level of participation, I am very pleased that the institution we created over a decade ago continues to support companies with a healthy business plan, clear goals and the mood for creation and risk.
I would like to thank all those who participated in this year's event, and I sincerely wish my congratulations to the 8 winners for 2018 ".

The awards are exclusively addressed to young entrepreneurs in Greece , up to 40 years old (born in 1977 or later) and have started their business for the past 7 years, while also delivering a minimum turnover of 10,000 euros per year.

Their business must employ at least two people and the entrepreneur must own at least 50% of the business. If the owners of the company are more than two people, they should own more than 80% of their business.

Within the institution, a total of 24 enterprises have been awarded so far.


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.



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.



Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou announces the launch of the 10th Stelios Bi-Communal Awards in Cyprus

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou announces the launch of the 10th Stelios Bi-Communal Awards in Cyprus

21 May 2018

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, easyJet and easy family of brands (www.easy.com), announces the launch of the Stelios Bi-Communal Awards 2018, to be held for the 10th consecutive year in Cyprus.

The objective of Sir Stelios' philanthropic act is to strengthen the socio-economic ties between the two communities on the island and to encourage cooperation between Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots.

Click here to see the full press release in:
English Text
Greek text/Ελληνικό κείμενο



Stelios Haji-Ioannou Award for Young Entrepreneurs in Greece 2018

Stelios Haji-Ioannou Award for Young Entrepreneurs in Greece 2018

08 May 2018



The application submission for the "Stelios Haji-ioannou Award for Young Entrepreneurs of the Year 2018 in Greece has begun. The Award is held for the 11th consecutive year by Sir Stelios Haji-ioannou, founder of easyJet, of easyGroup and Stelios Philanthropic Foundation.

Click here to see the full press release in:
English Text or
Greek Text



Mental health app wins National Stelios Award

14.11.17 posted by Kostas Seretis

hannah__stelios_credits_zoe_norfolkPhoto Credits: Zoe Norfolk

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. 



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

10.11.17 posted by Kostas Seretis

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 Kostas Seretis


  • 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/  



Harborough artist wins UK prize for her ceramics

03.11.17 posted by Kostas Seretis

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



Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou awarded 75 prizes to enhance Bi-Communal cooperation

20.10.17 posted by Kostas Seretis

Today, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has awarded 75 Bi-Communal teams with cash
prizes of €10.000 each at the Award Ceremony (Stelios Bi-Communal Awards
2017) that took place at the Filoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia.

The aim of Sir Stelios’ philanthropic act for the last nine years, is to encourage
cooperation between the citizens of the two communities in Cyprus and to
establish lasting peace on the island. Since 2009, the total value of the awards
that were granted to Bi-Communal collaborations adds up to €2.750.000. This
year, the number of applications exceeded each precedent, as 850 Greek-
Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots collaborated and submitted their applications at
the Bi-Communal Awards.



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

18.08.17 posted by Kostas Seretis

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). 



Record number of applications received for our Cyprus Bi-Communal Awards 2017!

19.07.17 posted by Kostas Seretis

2017_cy_awards_logoDate : 19 July 2017
The number of applications received for the 2017 Bi-Communal Awards in Cyprus has hit an all time high. At the close of applications - 424 teams - made up of 848 people from the island, who have applied with a partner from the other community (either Greek-Cypriot or Turkish-Cypriot ), could win one of 75 prizes of 10,000 euro in cash from the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation (www.Stelios.org). This is the 9th consecutive year that the Awards are taking place in Cyprus.



One day left to apply for Stelios Cyprus Awards 2017!

2017_cy_awards_logo 6 July 2017

New record of participations for Stelios Bi – Communal Awards 2017

Applications closing tomorrow, Friday the 7th of July 2017.



Stelios Cyprus Awads 2017 - Deadline extended to 7th of July 2017

stelios_cyprus_bi-communal_awards_2017_leaflet_extending_deadline_as_at26june17 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS EXTENDED TO THE 7TH OF JULY 2017!



The winners of the 2017 Stelios Greek Awards for Young Entrepreneurs have been announced!

17.05.17 posted by Kostas Seretis

melira_honey_small_size89 candidates

8 companies in total received the amount of €100.000

The first winner, MELIRA GREEK HONEY of Panagiotis Alexiou, received the amount of €30.000

The companies AGRO KNOW, ATHENS INSIDERS, CHIMERA, CHOUREAL, ELIXIR, RELEVANCE and SEΑ YOU SOON, were awarded the amount of €10.000 each



LSE Almuni Event | Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou on Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

11.05.17 posted by Kostas Seretis

 Serial entrepreneur and LSE alumnus Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou (BSc Econ Industry & Trade 1987) returned to the School to discuss the changing nature of entrepreneurship, building a pan-European brand, giving back to society and what the next generation of entrepreneurs need to know. 


"Cyprus Beyond Division - Seeking Unity through Enterprise", a bi-communal event in London!

04.05.17 posted by Kostas Seretis

18198499_10155331806534345_6222978231280205500_nThe Stelios Philanthropic Foundation team together with its founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou attended yesterday "Cyprus Beyond Division - Seeking Unity through Enterprise" bi-communal event organised by UK-Cyprus Enterprise Council, Taylor Wessing and the Cypriot Lawyers Society!



Sir Stelios visits alma mater – London School of Economics

03.05.17 posted by Kostas Seretis

IMG_20170502_185941_resized_20170502_070959294Over 200 LSE alumni and other guests last night welcomed fellow graduate Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou to the School’s Shaikh Zayed theatre for a special event on entrepreneurship and philanthropy.



Submission process is completed for this year's Stelios Awards for Young Entrepreneurs in Greece!

02.05.17 posted by Kostas Seretis

Greek_Awards_2017_logoA 24% INCREASE SINCE LAST YEAR


The application submission for Stelios Awards for Young Entrepreneurs of the Year 2017 in Greece held by Sir Stelios Haji-ioannou, founder of easyJet, of easyGroup and Stelios Philanthropic Foundation, has ended.



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