A list of disabled business awards to apply for

disabled business awards There are lots of awards celebrating the achievements of people who have taken the plunge. They are many and varied, and cover everything from starting up to lifetime achievements.

The awards season is upon us and there are lots of ceremonies taking place. disabled entrepreneurs are promoting their businesses by achieving award success.

The Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs

This highly prestigious business award is being sponsored by Sir Stelios Haji Ioannou of Easy Jet fame who is known globally for being a serial entrepreneur.

The purpose of this award is a genuine desire on the part of Stelios to help support disabled people in business and with £50,000 it is well worth applying for.

RADAR People of the Year Awards 2008

For over 40 years RADAR’s People of the Year awards have recognised the tremendous work of both individuals and organisations striving for equality for disabled people.
The People of the Year Awards celebrate these contributions, and included is a Disabled Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Feeling inspired? There is still time to apply for the following awards. Go for it….

Enterprising Young Brit

Are you fulfilling your entrepreneurial dream? Have you successfully mixed creativity with commercial flair, or demonstrated real determination in turning your ideas into reality? If so the Daily Mail Enterprising Young Brits competition could be right up your street!

Part of the Make Your Mark campaign, the competition is open to anyone aged 30 and under who has made their idea happen in a new, innovative or inspiring way

The closing date for entries is 27 February 2009


Annual Enterprise Awards

Many of these awards allow you to register your interest prior to the application process being open.
The HSBC Start-Up Stars Awards
The HSBC Start-Up Stars Awards is one of the UK’s most highly-coveted small business awards. Held annually since 2000, it recognises fledgling businesses with an inspiring blend of creativity, determination and business acumen. In 2008, the overall winner picked up a cheque for £50,000 to help grow the business. The winner of the Green Award and £5,000.

Be the next start up star go to
Barclays Trading Places Awards
The UK’s most inspirational entrepreneurs who have transformed their lives by starting their own business, celebrate their success at the Barclays Trading Places Awards.
The Gold Winner walks away with £10,000and
The Silver Winnerwas is presented with £5,000

The NatWest everywoman Awards

The NatWest everywoman Awards celebrates inspirational business women who have achieved significant success – particularly those who’ve overcome adversity in the form of financial constraints, social disadvantage or skills gaps. The range of LINK award categories celebrates the success of women at all stages of the career ladder and in all walks of business life.


The Queen’s Award for Enterprise
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion celebrates and recognises the activities of individuals who have played an outstanding and significant role in promoting enterprise skills and attitudes in others in the UK.

Do you know of any other awards? Please tell us below

6 Responses to “A list of disabled business awards to apply for”

  • Hi, my name is bethany,

    I have Aspergers Syndrome, and I want to start up a business where I have found a niche in the market, but the trouble is that I simply dont have the funds to even start-up, and the grants don’t seem to be relevant to me… Do you have any idea of how I can get the funds for my business to start up? You see, I am very young, but acadeicmally and maturity-wise I excel far ahead of my peers… And I’d like to avoid a loan where possible.

    It’s a beneficial business to young people and I want to make my mark, but I can’t get into work because of social prejudice… I hope there is something you can do. Thankyou for taking the time to read this = P

  • admin:

    Hi Bethany, have you tried the Prince’s Trust? They give grants to young people

  • Be sure I´ll be back. Found this great blog by searching for business award winner

  • Sharon:

    i want to start a photographic gift business with my partner in leicestershire.
    we have done lots of research into it and have put up about £1000 of or own money into the business idea my partner is a photographer and has also worked on the manuracturing side of photographic gifts we are looking to find a grant or loan for about £10,000 to get this business off the ground and we are finding it very hard to get any help from the banks as we dont have any security to put down
    could you or anyone advise us on which way we should turn next to get the financial help we need to get us moving forward

  • Jon:

    Hi – Have you read all of my guides on grants?


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