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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.



Young Greek minds: Leading our country to a better future

Young Greek minds leading the country to a better future

23rd April 2013

Hellenic Alumni of the London School of Economics and Political Science

The 2nd Annual Conference entitled Young Greek Minds: LEADING OUR COUNTRY TO A BETTER FUTURE, organized by the Hellenic Alumni of London School of Economics and Political Science at the Hilton, held on Monday April 22nd 2013 was a sell out success.



Stelios to kick off 2013 Disabled Entrepreneur in the UK Award

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3rd April 2013

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and Leonard Cheshire Disability will be holding a networking event for the 2013 UK Disabled Entrepreneur award. This gathering of dynamic business builders allows potential competition entrants to meet Sir Stelios, the SPF and the LCD teams with a view to sharing experiences - both good and bad - with past entrants and winners as well as getting answers to questions about the competition process itself.



Stelios tells LSE scholars: "I want to see you return as donors."

Stelios and the LSE scholars

5th March 2013

A packed gathering of LSE scholars and their sponsors, including the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation heard the easyJet founder and serial entrepreneur explain his vision of "giving back".

Describing his three years at LSE as "truly inspirational", Stelios urged the scholars to follow his example.



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