The finalists for the highly anticipated Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK have been announced.
Now in its 12th year, the award aims to showcase the talent and ingenuity demonstrated by disabled entrepreneurs in the UK, and highlight their achievements in business.
The talent has not dimmed this year, with each finalist being well-deserving of a place.
Former Paralympic swimmer Mark Williams launched LIMB Art earlier this year. The company produces covers for prosthetics, boosting confidence and self-esteem, and promoting being happy in your own skin.
Josh Wintersgill founded his company AbleMove in February 2018, to ensure that disabled travellers, particularly wheelchair users, can travel on planes with dignity, and safety, but also comfort.
CocoaToThrill was created by Samona Williams. The chocolate boutique creates stunning chocolate art, which can be personalised for gifts and even weddings.
Rachel Shapey created ICanCompose to help music students with their GCSEs, A Levels and equivalent music classes. The website provides helpful tutorials for composition coursework, and helps develop ideas.
Trevisick’s Pie Emporium was founded by Nick Lock. Fresh artisan pies are cooked daily, from steak to macaroni. All pies are free from palm oil – saving the environment in the process of producing delicious meals.
Each finalist will win £10,000, and the winner will gain an additional £20,000 to kickstart their business.
All we know is, we’re glad we’re not the judges. Good luck to all the finalists!