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Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK

The Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK- administered in partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability - rewards those with disabilities who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial spirit and business ability in the face of significant barriers. The overall winner wins £30,000 & an additional 4 shortlisted applicants win £10,000 each.
The annual award ceremony organized by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation in London, will take place in November the 14th, 2017.
The closing date for applications is 6 October 2017.
To apply, download the application form here

(Updated for the 2017 Awards). 



Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK 2015, 04/11/2015


awards-uk-2015Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK 2015, 04/11/2015



TO A £50,000 AWARD CEREMONY & FUNDRAISER

On Wednesday 4th of November 2015 - 6.30pm

Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London SW7 4LH



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Access magazine highlights Stelios Disability Award as deadline for applications looms

Access magazine highlights Stelios Disability Award as deadline for applications looms

15th September 2015

Access, the leading disability magazine highlights the work of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation in encouraging disabled entrepreneurs to grow their businesses with its £50,000 cash prize for the most successful disabled entrepreneur. The applications deadline for this year's award is the close of business on Friday 18 September. Forms and supporting notes can be downloaded from www.leonardcheshire.org.
Please click here to see the full Access magazine article.


 

Just a week left to apply for the UK Stelios Award!

Just a w3eek left to apply for the UK Stelios Award!

8th September 2015

Business people with disabilities or a long term health condition have just a week left to apply for this year's Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK.

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Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK – now open!

Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK – now open!

10th July 2015

easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou will award a £50,000 prize to the disabled entrepreneur showing the best progress to date. Please follow this link to award details and application pack.

Please click here to view the full press release.


 

Talented Leeds businessman wins Sir Stelios prize for UK's top disabled entrepreneur

Talented Leeds businessman wins Sir Stelios prize for UK's top disabled entrepreneur

4th November 2014

A 31-year-old Leeds-based entrepreneur who was told he wouldn't live past 30, has won the prestigious Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2014 run by EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability.

Ben Wolfenden received a £50,000 cash prize to help grow his business, Visibilis, at a special awards ceremony in London this evening.

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Three finalists named for the Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK

29th October 2014

With only days to go to the big night, here are the 3 finalists but only one will get the cash prize of £50,000!

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Disabled Entrepreneur Award Invitations at the ready

Invitation

22nd October 2014

The Invitations for the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK 2014 will be sent to a select number of individuals soon.

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Applications open for the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs

Applications open for the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs

7th August 2014

  • Applications for the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs now open
  • Winner gets £50,000 - the largest cash prize of its kind
  • Award recognises talents of business owners with a disability or long-term health condition

£50,000 is up for grabs as easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is calling for talented disabled entrepreneurs to apply for this year's Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK.
Apply online at leonardcheshire.org

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Stelios Award winner interviewed on BBC R4

Stelios Award winner interviewed with BBC

29th July 2014

Last year's Stelios Award winner James King was guest on "In Touch", BBC R4's special news programme for the blind and partially sighted.

To listen to the full interview,
Please click HERE (29 July programme).


 

Stelios award finalist turns up trumps at Real Madrid

Stelios award finalist turns up trumps at Real Madrid

21st May 2014

Terry Nelson, unsuccessful finalist in last years Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs has made a break through with sales of his unique buoyancy suit.
To see the full article, please click HERE

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BBC - The blind builder with a big vision

The blind builder with a big vision

21st March 2014

BBC online profiles James King - winner of the 2013 Stelios Award for Disabled entrepreneurs.

To see the full article, please click HERE
To hear a radio interview, please click HERE (Interview starts at 21.00).


 

Stelios Philanthropic Foundation raises £2700 for Leonard Cheshire Disability at entrepreneurs award ceremony

Stelios Philanthropic Foundation raises £2700 for Leonard Cheshire Disability at entrepreneurs award ceremony

13th December 2013

A disabled businessman from Milton Keynes has won the prestigious Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2013.

James King, (pictured centre with Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and MikePenning MP, Minister for Disabled People) who runs a home extension firm called Oliver James Garden Rooms, won the award run by easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability. Now in its seventh year, it recognises the unique achievements of disabled entrepreneurs and offers a £50,000 cash prize to the winner - the largest cash sum of its kind.

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