Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and Lord Alan Sugar join ITV Business Editor Laura Kueenssberg to investigate why the salaries of directors of leading UK companies are continuing to rise in a time of austerity for the rest of the nation.
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of easyJet and serial entrepreneur, today announced the 2012 launch of the Stelios Award for Business Cooperation in Cyprus – now in its 4th year. Later this year, five entrepreneurial teams - comprising at least one Greek Cypriot and one Turkish Cypriot - will receive EUR50,000 each for their work in promoting business cooperation on the island of Cyprus.
Two disabled entrepreneurs have won joint first prize for the 2011 Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK, a competition run by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability.
Rob Smith, 36, who has a spinal injury and uses a wheelchair, and Huw Thomas, 64, who has muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair, both saw off tough competition to win the prestigious award.
Three outstanding entrepreneurs have been shortlisted for the 2011 Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK, a competition run by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability.
Stelios Haji-Ioannou - founder of easyJet, Chairman of easyGroup and serial entrepreneur - announced the winner of the Stelios Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Greece - 2011.
The 50,000EU prize, was presented by Stelios himself at the prestigious Kouros Awards ceremony sponsored by the Entrepreneurship Association of Athens, was awarded to Penny & Maria Vlachou of Fereikos - Helix based in Corinth, with 8 employees - is offering development and support to the burgeoning snail-breeding community. With an impressive revenue stream to-date and important entrepreneurial moves, Fereikos - Helix promises to be an example of forward-thinking entrepreneurship in Greece.
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou was honoured by the Monaco Ambassadors Club last night, receiving the Goodwill Ambassador of Monaco Award for 2011 at a cocktail function at the Salle Belle Epoque of the Hermitage Hotel.
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou presented five entrepreneurs with EUR50,000 each for their work in promoting business cooperation in Cyprus at an award ceremony at the Chateau Status restaurant in Nicosia's buffer zone.
The final decision was based on business development strategies and the creation of new job positions.
The 3 finalists are: Maria & Panayiota Vlachou of Fereikos Helix based in Corinth, with 8 employees - is offering development and support to the burgeoning snail-breeding community. Rebecca Pitsika of People for Business based in Athens, with 9 employees, has a human resources agency offering targeted customized services for its executive clients. Dimitris Glezos of Indifex based in Patras, with 8 employees - is active in creating and providing innovative translation software.
The 1st meeting of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot entrepreneurs held yesterday at Nicosia in view of the ceremony of the Stelios Award for Business Co-operation in Cyprus, which will take place on the 11th of November 2011.
For the fourth consecutive year, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of easyJet, easyGroup and Stelios Philanthropic Foundation in collaboration with the Leshi Epihirimatikotitas is sponsoring the Stelios Award – Young Entrepreneur of the Year Greece 2011.
The award, apart from the moral recognition, is accompanied by a prize of €50.000 that will be invested as capital in the company. It is addressed to young entrepreneurs up to 40 years of age. In 2008, 2009 and 2010 the Award was won by Simply Burgers, Zoo.gr and Fasmetrics respectively.
This unique and prestigious Award is being sponsored by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the serial entrepreneur best known for founding easyJet. The creation of the Award was motivated by Stelios' goal of not only supporting disabled entrepreneurs, but also raising awareness of the skills and inventiveness of those with disabilities.
We are now in the fifth year of the Award, which was launched in 2007. We are working in partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability to find the winning disabled entrepreneur, who will be awarded a £50,000 prize to fund the further growth of their business. The two runners-up will also receive a prize of £1,000 each. The Award is a pan-disability award, please see the 'Further Information' tab for eligibility.
Congratulations to our former winner of the Stelios Award For Business Co-operation In Cyprus, Praxoula Antoniadou who in 2009 won with her company 'Three Ladies' and has now been appointed as the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism in Cyprus!
Check out the newest photos from the 2011 Win-Win Initiative! Scholars, academics and entrepreneurs met to review final recommendations for our three finalist entrepreneurs from Stelios' Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK