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

11.05.17 posted by Valia Meletiou

 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 Valia Meletiou

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!

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Sir Stelios visits alma mater – London School of Economics

03.05.17 posted by Valia Meletiou

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.

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