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Three finalists named for the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2013

Three finalists named for the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2013

19th November 2013

Three outstanding disabled entrepreneurs have been shortlisted for the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2013, a competition run by easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability.



Stelios visits WWF for opening of new headquarters


1st November 2013

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou was on hand earlier today at the opening of the WWF's brand new UK headquarters in Woking, Surrey. The easyJet founder joined world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough (pictured above) and other VIP guests for a ceremony to mark the international environment charity's latest stage of development.



Stelios greets new Cass/LSE scholars

Stelios greets new LSE scholars

LSE pictured: Standing left to right - Umar, Rimgaudas, Stelios, Artemis & Laurynas
Sitting left to right - Eamon, Boya, Eleanor, Lukas & Marios.

30th October 2013

easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has been busy this week meeting his new scholars from the London School of Economics and Cass Business School. The twenty students, who began their studies earlier in the month, have been able to take up their places as a result of funding by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation. Over refreshments Stelios and the scholars discussed major issues of the day including the international financial crisis as well as the role of entrepreneurship in wealth creation and distribution.



Deadline for Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs - just one month away!

Deadline for Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs

4th October 2013

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

The award, run by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and Leonard Cheshire Disability, recognises the achievements of, and unique challenges faced by, disabled entrepreneurs. Now in its seventh year, the award offers a £50,000 cash prize to the winner - the largest cash sum of its kind. Past winners include start-up companies dedicated to assisted travel for blind or visually impaired people, interactive music sessions aimed at young children and providing disabled "extras" for film/TV productions.

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Sir Stelios honours Cass pledge

Sir Stelios honours Cass Pledge

17th September 2013

easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou last week continued his support for the London-based Cass Business School with a cheque for over £123,000 earmarked for this year's 10 Stelios Scholarships at Cass.



The Guardian features the philanthropic thinking behind FFTH and easyFoodstore

8th August 2013
To see the full online story, please click HERE.


Sir Stelios backs "disability confident" conference

Sir Stelios backs disability confident conference

22nd July 2013

Easyjet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou was on hand to lend support to a government initiative to get more disabled people back into work. Speaking at a conference last week - "disability confident" - Sir Stelios reminded delegates that 100,000 disabled entrepreneurs already employed an equivalent number of people in their business start-ups. "This shows the extraordinary strength of the entrepreneurial spirit amongst our disabled friends and neighbours," he said.



Academics from Cass Business School thank benefactors

Academics from Cass Business School thank Benefactors

7th June 2013

Scholars and academics from LondonÕs Cass Business School were on hand this week to thank benefactors endowing bursaries to the world famous academic institution. Among the donors at the reception at the National Portrait Gallery were representatives of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation which supports ten students annually (as well as a further 30 at the London School of Economics).



Press coverage of the Stelios UK award launch 2013

13th May 2013

The Times, Daily Mail and News Letter (Northern Ireland) report on the launch of the Stelios Award for UK Disabled Entrepreneurs 2013.

08/05/2013 - The Times
08/05/2013 - News Letter Northern Ireland
11/05/2013 - The Daily Mail


Big turnout for the Stelios UK Disabled Entrepreneur 2013 networking event

Big turnout for the Stelios UK disabled Entrepreneur 2013 networking event

24th April 2013

A large audience of potential applicants, past finalists and their supporters including Esther McVey MP, Minister for Disabled People gathered to hear serial entrepreneur and easyjet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou launch the 2013 UK Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs.



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