Starling is a leading digital bank, founded in 2014 and voted Best British Bank in 2018 and 2019 and Best Business Banking Provider in 2019. Its banking app offers business, personal, euro and joint current accounts on Android and iOS. Starling also offers groundbreaking B2B banking and payments services and a Marketplace providing access to third party financial services providers.
Starling is a fintech business with a banking licence, fully regulated by the FCA and PRA. It is directly connected to major payment schemes, including Faster Payments, SEPA, Bacs and MasterCard.
Three Means Business
Big dreams? Big ambitions? Good, we do too. Get a Business plan from Three and benefit from things like Go Roam, easyJet travel upgrades, and wuntu treats while you work. Plus we’re building the UK’s fastest 5G network.
What’s more, Three have teamed up with specialist partners; FreshBooks, Moo, WeWork and Wix, to bring you an exclusive package of benefits for Business. So, you get the expertise you need, when you need it.
From building a website and nailing the accounts; to bagging office space and ordering those lush business cards. All our plans come with big benefits!
Get ready to business like a boss.
Funding Options is the leading marketplace for business finance, helping businesses across the UK and Netherlands find the right funding for their situation. With 200 + lender partners, Funding Options is delivering hundreds of millions of pounds in vital finance to thousands of businesses every year. Whether you’re looking for a buffer of working capital to get you through tough times, to finance new assets or to expand your workforce – Their award-winning technology searches the market to find the right funding options for your situation. It takes minutes, there’s no obligation, and it’s easy to use. A dedicated team of experienced Business Finance Specialists are there to take the legwork out of searching for business finance, ensuring customers can focus on what matters most – running their business.
Funding Options is one of the winners in Nesta’s Open Up Challenge for Open Banking, and has been designated by HM Treasury for the bank referral scheme, to help UK SMEs find alternative finance when they’re unsuccessful with the major banks.
Business health insurance
At AXA Health we understand that when you own a business, your people are so often central to its success. When your employees dedicate so much of their time and effort to your business, it’s understandable that you’d want to ensure that they feel supported both inside and outside of work. Healthcare cover can help to provide you with peace of mind that your team’s health and wellbeing is being looked after, so you can focus on your business.
With one of the largest sources of detailed consumer and business data in the UK, we can provide insight into the behaviours and drivers behind the economy helping our clients drive their businesses forward and consumers access the products and services they can reasonably afford.
With more than 115 years’ experience, clients trust us to help them compete in an increasingly challenging marketplace. But it’s also the personal relationships we establish with our clients that make our business what it is: our clients tell us it’s one of the main reasons why they enjoy working with us.
We have a history of working together with our clients to help them make sense of data – both theirs and ours. Organisations gain insight into the intricate connections we’re able to make which help them make informed decisions that drive business performance. It also helps them to better understand who their best customers will be and unlock the value in their customer base.
We help organisations to protect against fraud and comply with regulation, and help consumers protect their identity and access credit. We work across a diverse range of industries, delivering insightful and intelligent solutions to businesses of all sizes, from SMEs to multinational corporations. We work with clients in: retail, telecommunications, public sector, insurance, financial services, banking, marketing services, utilities, debt management and commercial finance.
Printed.com are proud to support businesses of all shapes and sizes, and we’re on a mission to help and encourage entrepreneurs to thrive and grow. With innovative technology, specialised services and cost-effective business print solutions, we’ve got the tools you need to succeed.
Discover a world of print at your fingertips. From essentials like Business Cards and Stationery to custom creations to help disrupt and engage. No matter what the project, we’ll help you find the perfect fit. Plus with a dedicated, UK-based, customer service team on hand to help with questions and queries, we make it easy to get your print to the presses. Discover how Printed.com can help your business flourish today.
Founded in 2009, the Grenade® mission was simple; to create a range of products that people would remember, and be inspired to get the most out of life. Now, the brand are set to join the Great British Entrepreneur Awards as a national partner for the 2020 programme which acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories entrepreneurs and businesses across the United Kingdom.
Fortunis Capital is a UK based Finance & Venture Capital House. We are the new breed of Venture Capital and focus on supporting Innovation and creating a tangible positive impact to the wider society. We work with UK and Foreign Entrepreneurs in the UK and are actively engaged with our Investments to give them every chance of succeeding and scaling up. We are not sector specific, and we are not afraid of early stage (concept) opportunities. We are also a Home Office Endorsing Body, and can provide Endorsements to Foreign Entrepreneurs looking to create or move their Innovative business to the UK.
Heathrow Express is a non-franchised, non-subsidised private rail company which runs up to 150 services a day between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport.
Launched in 1998 our regular non-stop service takes 15 minutes from London Paddington to Terminals 2 & 3 and six minutes more to Terminal 5. Each day we welcome an average of 17,000 passengers on board our services.
On board our spacious fleet of fully electric trains passengers enjoy complimentary WiFi, HEx TV, at seat power and dedicated luggage space. Business First is also available which offers a more private, spacious environment, complimentary magazines and tables you can work from.
Global Entrepreneurship Week is a collection of tens of thousands of events, activities and competitions each November that inspire millions to explore their potential as an entrepreneur while fostering connections and increasing collaboration within their ecosystems.
Diversity is a driver of innovation and economies suffer if a nation or group of people are underrepresented or face structural barriers – the world needs more entrepreneurs. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week has expanded to 170+ nations since its launch in 2008 with 19,000 partner organizations now serving as GEN’s community-building backbone.
Through GEW, GEN seeks universality, striving to be inclusive of individuals and communities who have traditionally faced barriers to entrepreneurship whether minority groups, cumbersome traditional institutions or those pushed to the side by strong competition.
Back in 2008 Rowan Gormley set out to make the world a better place for wine drinkers like you. A world where the only wine you ever drank was lovingly created by talented winemakers. Where the quality of every bottle was guaranteed top notch but you didn’t pay crazy prices. And a 100% money back guarantee meant you could always buy with complete confidence.
Most importantly, a world where passionate winemakers could make a decent living. Where both you and they stopped being ripped off. Good idea?
Located in the heart of Marylebone, this stylish private members’ club is the first of its kind, bringing together a global community of high growth entrepreneurs, investors and world class business leaders under one roof.
Home Grown welcomes members from a diverse range of sectors and industries and is aimed at enabling established business owners to grow their professional networks and scale-up their companies through collaboration with investors and like-minded individuals.
A carefully curated events programme is an integral part of the membership package. Sector specific networking evenings, talks by renowned business leaders, mentoring sessions, leadership forums, and invite only ‘entrepreneur-meet-investor’ suppers are just some of the events on offer designed to help members grow and develop their businesses.
Situated across four elegant Grade II-listed five storey Georgian townhouses on Great Cumberland Place, Home Grownwill exude quality, sophistication and style. The townhouses will feature a plethora of stunning spaces, designed by Russell Sage Studios, including 35 boutique bedrooms, a brasserie-style restaurant, study café, executive business lounges, bars, meeting rooms including dedicated pitching suites, private dining rooms as well as events spaces.
Created by renowned private members club Home House, excellent service and the utmost attention to detail are to be expected in this unique club that is dedicated to growing businesses and providing a home for high growth entrepreneurs and investors.
Tailored events and talks aimed to fill the skills gaps in your business
Luxury central London private meeting and dining spaces
Leadership training and mentoring by expert business coaches
Networking with high growth businesses and like-minded peers
Access to a community of investors and growth funds
Community of specialist advisors and professional services at your fingertips
Sector specific pitching opportunities and training on how to be investment ready
Beautifully appointed executive bedrooms at competitive rates
International co investor community and dedicated investor specific events
Companies House is the government body responsible for incorporating and dissolving limited companies in the UK. We hold data for more than 4 million limited companies on our register and make it available to the public.
As part of the government’s wider Industrial Strategy, we’re committed to playing our part in ensuring Britain remains the best place to start and grow a business. We’re proud to partner with the Great British Entrepreneurship Awards and celebrate our nation’s entrepreneurial spirit and success.
Founded in November 2013, by Alison Shadrack, Adia PR has quickly become known as The PR Agency for Entrepreneurs.
Adia has an expert team of PR professionals dedicated to getting you noticed. As our motto goes, we help you to ‘Be Heard, Be Seen and Be A Success’, securing the media attention you deserve to ensure maximum visibility for you (as an entrepreneur) and your brand. People buy people and often your business needs you to step forward into the spotlight and be the face of your brand. From media coverage to reputation management, award entries to influencer marketing, Adia aligns all PR activity with your overall business objectives so that it has a positive outcome on your bottom line.
Over the past 4 years, we are proud to have had 9 of our clients in the national finals of the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards and out of those 5 were winners.
Mazuma is the UK’s leading accountancy service for small and micro businesses across the UK. We don’t ask you to faff around with software or spreadsheets – instead we’ll do it all for you. We’ll do your bookkeeping, accounts, tax and all HMRC and Companies House submissions for a low-cost monthly subscription. All you have to do is send us your paperwork – either via the post or uploaded to our app. Spend your time running your business while we get on with the numbers.
Our passion for producing meaningful content with brand intelligence started in 2013. Specialising in film, animation and photography, our team of in-house experts work on a wide variety of projects from national marketing campaigns, to thumb-stopping content for social media.
We’ve the infrastructure to work both nationally and internationally and the flexibility to mould ourselves to your specific requirements. We are ranked in the top 5% of production companies in the UK and pride ourselves on over 50% of our work being return business – our clients love what we do and how we work.
Mention Me is a referral marketing and customer retention platform that fuels business growth.
Our world-class programmes have delivered more than 2 million referrals and increased customer lifetime value for 400+ brands around the globe.
Founded as a bootstrapped two-man company in 2013, we now employ more than 90 specialists and work with brands like Farfetch, Ocado Zoom and Nutmeg.
Our work has been celebrated by awards including Showcase Startup at Retail Week’s Buzz conference, Best Tech Startup at Drapers Digital Festival, and a Bronze Stevie for Customer Service Team of the Year.
In 2018, we raised $7 million in funding from Eight Roads Ventures to fuel our next phase of growth as a cutting-edge platform empowering brands to turn happy customers into engines for business growth.
Irwin Mitchell is unlike any other law firm. Nationally acclaimed, with a strong international capability, we offer a broad range of legal services to entrepreneurial businesses and individuals. Giving the best possible advice is about more than knowledge and expertise. It means understanding the people and businesses you work with as deeply as possible. It means taking the time to listen to what matters most to them. It’s what we call ‘the expert hand with human touch’.
Allard Bailey Family Law
Allard Bailey Family Law specialises in the protection of personal wealth and business interests, as well as all areas of family law. Their team utilises technology and modern working practices to deliver a truly flexible, first-rate service whilst keeping clients’ costs down.
As their clients have busy lives with conflicting commitments, Allard Bailey Family Law offers virtual consultations out of the usual working hours, in addition to meetings at their offices in central London and Hertfordshire. They provide a free online portal which allows clients to save time by starting family law matters, wills and specialised lasting powers of attorney online.
Clients can choose a one-off consultation or full representation in complicated matters with Allard Bailey Family Law’s solicitors, who are experienced, realistic and always focused on achieving the best results for their clients.
Popcorn is a Customer conversion tool that incorporates CRM, Email Marketing, Sales Pipelines, Automation, Lead Qualification and Web Tracking in a simple to use website.
We work with growth businesses that have moved on from using entry level marketing tools (MailChimp, Trello, spreadsheets, ,etc…) but don’t want the time consuming and expensive solutions like HubSpot or SalesForce.
Saves up to 5 hours every week
Returns £185 for every £1 spent
Increases Sales Conversation Rates by 200%
Guild is a messaging app for professional groups, networks and communities. A safe space to communicate, connect and collaborate.
UBS provides a complete wealth management service in the UK. We have a long history of working with UK entrepreneurs planning their business, family and investment needs as they approach a liquidity event.
Our advisors will help you learn how to protect and grow your hard-earned wealth drawing on the strength of our Global Chief Investment Office. Whether you want to leave money in trust for your children, sort out your pension arrangements or, increasingly, become a philanthropist, we can help you achieve your goals.
At Hey Girls we know that you girls and young women are all powerful individuals, care about your health, are passionate about the environment and want to make a difference.
That’s why we girls created Hey Girls – to offer you a no leak, super comfy, chlorine and bleach free, environmentally friendly product that tackles period poverty in the UK. How? Well that’s simple – all the profits from our Buy One Give One products go directly to help girls and young women in need – no fat cat shareholders taking a payout. So that means for every box you buy we give a box away- yep just that straightforward.
Hey Girls was founded by myself and my daughters Becky and Kate, with the philosophy that girls and young women should never have to compromise their wellbeing or their health. Having been a single parent I understand firsthand the financial strain of buying period protection when struggling to survive on benefits. The situation for women just like me hasn’t changed in twenty years, which is why we set-up Hey Girls.
We seek to enrich the lives of girls and young women in the UK by exercising social and ethical responsibility in every aspect of our work—from where we source our products through to our supply chain, and the way we run our social business.
The Centre for Entrepreneurs
The Centre for Entrepreneurs promotes the role of entrepreneurs in creating economic growth and social well-being. It is home to national enterprise campaign, StartUp Britain.
The Centre is an independent non-profit think tank founded and chaired by Sunday Times columnist and serial entrepreneur Luke Johnson and housed within the Legatum Institute – a non-partisan think tank best known for its annual Prosperity Index.
The Centre researches and communicates the positive impact of entrepreneurs on the economy and society; defends entrepreneurs from over-regulation, unhelpful legislation, over-taxation and monopolistic large firms; and encourages entrepreneurship as a career choice.
StartUp Britain is a national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, harnessing the expertise and passion of Britain’s leading businesspeople to unleash entrepreneurship across the UK. The campaign is run by the Centre for Entrepreneurs think tank and supported by Natwest, 123 Reg and .uk.
Founded by eight entrepreneurs and launched in March 2011 by the Prime Minister, StartUp Britain is completely private sector funded, and was launched in response to the government’s call for an ‘enterprise led’ recovery.
The Accelerator Academy is a successful, established 12-week high growth training and mentoring programme specifically designed for domain experts who are looking to grow their business through training, mentoring and access to capital. Applications for the 20th Semester are now open, to begin the programme on 30th April 2018. If you are a startup in your first year of trading and looking to raise £150k – £1M of equity investment please visit the Accelerator Academy’s website (http://acceleratoracademy.com/) to find out more about the programme.
Accelerator Academy has supported over 170 companies through their last 19 cohorts and our Alumni have raised over £65m in equity investment.
The JournoLink idea was sparked by Father and Daughter duo, Peter Ibbetson and Gemma Guise, along with long-time friend and broadcast journalist Tet Kofi.
After working in a large PR agency Gemma came to question why small businesses weren’t gaining any coverage. After raising the subject with Peter and Tet they began to realise that small businesses could not afford the agencies retainer fees and didn’t know, or have the time, to do PR themselves.
From this they saw a gap in the market to help small business owners achieve their own PR.
By combining Peter’s background in small business banking and media training with Gemma’s experience in beauty PR and Tet’s knowledge of the media, they came up with the idea of an affordable and easy-to-use platform.
A platform that would help businesses wanting to get media coverage by supporting them with when to send stories, who to, what their stories should look like, and then distributing their stories to relevant media and track who is looking at them.
And at the same time help journalists, bloggers and broadcasters find businesses, and enable them to ask in real time, for their comments, quotes and spokespeople.
JournoLink has grown from an idea on the back of a napkin to a successful online platform used by over 3000 small businesses and 6000 journalists, bloggers and broadcasters.
ShoutOut is a groundbreaking automated video creation platform that enables anyone to produce live action videos automatically using a smartphone.
Create your branding template, send participants a URL to record their video clips, then Shoutout automatically creates videos with music, graphics and name caption to download or share natively on social media. You can also create compilation videos, no editing experience needed.
Record yourself or crowdsource your video content.
ShoutOut can be used for many types of videos including –
testimonal, virtual or live events, product or catalogue videos, vlogging, profile videos, video reviews and commercials.
Try it for free or subscribe at www.shoutout.social
‘Shoutout is much cheaper and faster than traditional video production, and this has enabled event video to be a reality for us for the majority of our events, even the smaller ones.’
David Stringer-Lamarre, Chairman, IoD London Region