Startups Awards 2015

60 outstanding startups gathered in London recently, for the annual Startups Awards…

Britain’s startups deserve a pat on the back, so last Friday Simply Business and Startups got together to host the annual Startups Awards. A celebration of innovation and entrepreneurialism the awards are now in their 12th year, and as ever the finalists were incredibly strong - 60 brilliant businesses battling for awards.

With 16 distinct categories offering prizes we saw an array of impressive entrants, picking this year’s winners a tough job for the illustrious panel of judges. Our very own Chris Slater sat amongst them as did Cath Kidston MBE, an assortment of sharp business minds tasked with whittling down the winners.

The Simply Business team attend the awards show

Two online startups – Appear Here and Purplebricks – were the biggest winners this year, both businesses claiming two awards apiece and capturing the judges’ attention. Disruptive businesses brimming with potential they showed what Britain’s startups have to offer, as did all of the evening’s winners and the 60 finalists.

Chris Slater delivers his speech

As headline sponsors we were proud to be involved, and we’ll be keeping a keen eye on every winner. Judging by what you’ve achieved so far we’re confident you’re destined for great things. Check out the full 2015 winners list below and make a note of the names…

Simply Business Startups Business of the Year 2015

Appear Here

People’s Champion 2015


App of the Year 2015


Crowdfunded Business of the Year 2015


Export Business of the Year 2015

Frog Bikes

Franchisee of the Year 2015

Schmidt (Palmers Green)

Innovative Business of the Year 2015


Lean Start-up of the Year 2015


Product Business of the Year 2015

Tropic Skincare

Retail Business of the Year 2015


Rising Star of the Year 2015


Service Business of the Year 2015


Tech Business of the Year 2015


Venture Funded Business of the Year 2015

Appear Here

Women in Business Award 2015

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Congratulations to you all!

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