Now in its ninth successful year, The Stelios Award 2015 is open for applications.
The award, jointly run by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability acknowledges entrepreneurs who have overcome disability or long-term health conditions to create and run an established business.
The successful winner will receive £50,000, the largest award of its kind. Previous winners have hailed from a variety of diverse sectors, including travel agent, home build and IT industries, as well as companies which specialise in disability/mobility aids.
The benefits of receiving this award is marked. Last year’s winner, Ben Wolfenden, founder and director of digital marketing company Visibilis (www.visibilis.co.uk) said of receiving the award, “Winning the 2014 award has meant so much to me both financially and personally. I've been able to solidify the team and our offering, grow some fantastic new clients and build a better working environment for my health.” He adds “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!”
The deadline for all applications is Friday 18 September 2015.