Monday, 13 July 2015
Applications are now open for £50,000 Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK 2015.
· The £50,000 award recognises talents of established business owners with a disability or long-term health condition.
· The cash prize is the largest of its kind for disabled entrepreneurs.
· The award is run in conjunction with Leonard Cheshire Disability, the UK’s leading disability charity and the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation.
· Award is personally chosen and presented by easyjet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou at a special ceremony in London on November 4th.
The award recognises the achievements of disabled entrepreneurs who have overcome challenges to set up their own company and excel in their chosen business field. Now in its ninth year, past winners have been drawn from the travel agency, homebuild and IT sectors as well as companies specialising in disability/mobility aids.
Applications are now being accepted online at www.leonardcheshire.orgThe deadline for all applications is Friday 18 September 2015.
Sir Stelios said: "Creating opportunities for disabled people facing discrimination in business is essential.”
Last year’s Stelios Award Winner was Ben Wolfenden, and his company Visibilis. The Company offers complete digital marketing expertise through SEO, web design and digital tool development.
He said, “I would urge anyone with a disability, whether you see yourself as an entrepreneur or not, to apply and let Stelios and his team decide!”