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

20.10.17 posted by Valia Meletiou


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.

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