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Stelios award finalist turns up trumps at Real Madrid

Stelios award finalist turns up trumps at Real Madrid

21st May 2014

Terry Nelson, unsuccessful finalist in last years Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs has made a break through with sales of his unique buoyancy suit.

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The blind builder with a big vision - BBC

The blind builder with a big vision

21st March 2014

BBC online profiles James King - winner of the 2013 Stelios Award for Disabled entrepreneurs.

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Stelios Philanthropic Foundation raises £2700 for Leonard Cheshire Disability at entrepreneurs award ceremony

Stelios Philanthropic Foundation raises £2700 for Leonard Cheshire Disability at entrepreneurs award ceremony

13th December 2013

A disabled businessman from Milton Keynes has won the prestigious Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2013.

James King, (pictured centre with Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and MikePenning MP, Minister for Disabled People) who runs a home extension firm called Oliver James Garden Rooms, won the award run by easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability. Now in its seventh year, it recognises the unique achievements of disabled entrepreneurs and offers a £50,000 cash prize to the winner - the largest cash sum of its kind.

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Three finalists named for the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2013

Three finalists named for the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2013

19th November 2013

Three outstanding disabled entrepreneurs have been shortlisted for the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2013, a competition run by easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability.

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Deadline for Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs - just one month away!

Deadline for Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs

4th October 2013

Business people with disabilities or a long term health condition have just a month left to apply for this year's Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK.

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Sir Stelios backs "disability confident" conference

Sir Stelios backs disability confident conference

22nd July 2013

Easyjet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou was on hand to lend support to a government initiative to get more disabled people back into work. Speaking at a conference last week - "disability confident" - Sir Stelios reminded delegates that 100,000 disabled entrepreneurs already employed an equivalent number of people in their business start-ups. "This shows the extraordinary strength of the entrepreneurial spirit amongst our disabled friends and neighbours," he said.

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Big turnout for the Stelios UK Disabled Entrepreneur 2013 networking event

Big turnout for the Stelios UK Disabled Entrepreneur 2013 networking event

24th April 2013

A large audience of potential applicants, past finalists and their supporters including Esther McVey MP, Minister for Disabled People gathered to hear serial entrepreneur and easyjet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou launch the 2013 UK Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs.

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Stelios to kick off 2013 Disabled Entrepreneur in the UK Award

Stelios to kick off 2013 Disabled Entrepreneur in the UK Award

3rd April 2013

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and Leonard Cheshire Disability will be holding a networking event for the 2013 UK Disabled Entrepreneur award. This gathering of dynamic business builders allows potential competition entrants to meet Sir Stelios, the SPF and the LCD teams with a view to sharing experiences - both good and bad - with past entrants and winners as well as getting answers to questions about the competition process itself.

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Sir Stelios announces winner of 2012 Disabled Entrepreneur Award

3rd December 2012

Disabled Hull businessman David Hawkins has won a prestigious award from easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou at the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2012.

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Three finalists named for 2012 Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs

25th November 2012

Three outstanding entrepreneurs have been chosen by serial entrepreneur Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou for the final of the 2012 Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs, a competition run by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity.

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Deadline looms for Disabled Entrepreneurs
to apply for 2012 Stelios Awards

16th October 2012

Business people with disabilities have little time left to apply for this year's Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK.

The award, jointly run by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and Leonard Cheshire Disability, recognises the achievements of, and unique challenges faced by, disabled entrepreneurs. Now in its sixth year, the award offers a £50,000 cash prize to the winner - the largest cash sum of its kind, as well as business support for the three finalists through the Stelios' Scholar scheme.

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Stelios Launches the Award for Disabled
Entrepreneurs in the UK 2012

14th September 2012

easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is calling for talented disabled entrepreneurs to apply for this year's Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK.

The award, jointly run by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and Leonard Cheshire Disability, recognises the achievements and unique challenges faced by disabled entrepreneurs. Now in its sixth year, the award offers a £50,000 cash prize to the winner - the largest cash sum of its kind.

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Two Disabled Entrepreneurs Share 2011 Stelios Award

15th December 2011

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.

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Three finalists named for 2011 Stelios Award for
Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK

5th October 2011

The disabled entrepreneurs Ben Wolfenden, Rob Smith and Huw Thomas saw off tough competition to make it to the final three of the prestigious award, which has been running for five years and recognises the achievements and unique challenges faced by disabled entrepreneurs.

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Stelios Award For Disabled Entrepreneurs
In The UK 2011 Launches

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.

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Vanessa Heywood speaks at Mothers Of Invention

16th March 2011

On March 16, 2010 Winner Vanessa Heywood headlines at "Mothers of Invention", part of the British Library's prestigious "Inspiring Entrepreneurs" series.

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Radlett mother-of-two wins £50,000 Stelios
Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK 2010!

25th November 2010

Stelios Haji-Ioannou and the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation have announced the winner of the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK - 2010, the prestigious, annual Award run in partnership with the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability. The Award, now in its fourth year, recognizes the achievements and unique challenges faced by entrepreneurs with disability.

Vanessa Heywood, a 41-year-old Radlett resident, was presented with a cheque for £50,000 at the Growing Business Awards in London on Thursday night (25 November) for her company - Tiny Mites Music – which offers live and recorded interactive music sessions aimed at young children.

Vanessa was selected from an impressive range of applicants for her business acumen, performance, originality and entrepreneurial passion. Beyond the £50,000, she and her company will also benefit from specialist support courtesy of the Stelios Scholar Reach-out Programme.

(5:33) A summary of the Growing Business Awards 2010 ceremony including the Stelios Award For Disabled Entrepreneurs In The UK in partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability.

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Are you eligible to win £50,000 for your business?

See if you, or anyone you know can answer YES to all of the questions below:

1. Do you have a recognised disability?(see Disability Discrimination Act guidelines on disability)
2. Do you own at least 25% management stake in your company?
3. Does your business have a turnover in excess of £10,000?
4. Have you been trading for between 1 and 5 years?
5. Do you own a UK-registered business?


For more information and to register your interest for the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK 2010 visit: www.lcdisability.org/stelios

£50,000 competition launches to find
Stelios Disabled Entrepreneur of the Year 2010

7th June 2010

From 7 June, disabled entrepreneurs across the UK can enter to win the £50,000 Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneur in the UK by submitting the application form and complying with the Award criteria.

This major award is run by Leonard Cheshire Disability and sponsored by easyGroup Chairman Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou - through the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation; it was presented in 2009 to John Pickup of Amputees in Action, a business that specializes in supplying amputee extras and stuntmen for film, television and military casualty training.

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