There is no charge to enter the Heropreneurs Awards, or for shortlisted finalists to attend the Awards dinner, taking place on 14 November 2018 at the Plaisterers’ Hall in London.
The deadline for applications to the Awards is Friday 1 June 2018.
Start-up of the Year
The Start-up of the Year award recognises the early-stage company that is most successfully transitioning from an idea to an operational business, that has a commercial product or service, a strong and sustainable business plan, and a dedicated, enthusiastic management team.
The relevant business must have been established for 12 months or less by the closing date of 1 June 2018.
This award seeks to recognise the unique challenges faced by the partners of service personnel to adapt to the postings, relocations, and deployments of their loved ones, and the difficulty in running a new business or organisation in the face of such disruption and uncertainty.
Nominees must be the partner of a currently serving member of the armed forces.
This is the top award being presented at the Heropreneurs Awards, and seeks to recognise an individual who, despite having been injured during service in the Armed Forces, has created, or is running a successful business.
Nominees will have suffered an injury whilst serving in the UK’s Armed Forces and gone on to create or run a successful business.
The Entrepreneur of the Year award will be awarded to an individual who has demonstrated significant success in business over the past 12 months. Success may take many forms, but may include growth, profitability, flexibility, overcoming challenges and much more. Overall, judges will be looking for an individual with demonstrable entrepreneurial spirit.
Nominees should be former service personnel in business.
The nominees’ business(es) can be any age or size.
This award recognises the contributions of employers in helping service personnel to transition from military to civilian employment, and in helping veterans and their dependants to realise their potential in the workforce.
Nominees may be an individual who is a civilian, or former members of the Armed Forces, or an actual business of any age or size.
Warwick Business School is proud to be offering a 100% bursary to study one of their highly ranked MBA programmes as part of the Heropreneurs Awards.
To be considered for the award you must meet the entry criteria outlined in the ‘apply’ sections and complete the application form. Applications must be made by the applicants themselves – no third-party nominations will be considered for this award.
The nominee must be a former member of the Armed Forces. Inspirational leadership comes in many forms. This award intends to recognise the business person whose contribution goes beyond the requirements of their job description. This award is for someone who has inspired others to fulfil their potential, who has acted with selfless commitment, engendered an ethos of integrity and cultivated an environment where others can succeed.
The nominee must work for an organisation with at least 5 employees.
The nominee must be a former member of the Armed Forces.
Many veterans find leaving the Armed Forces and returning to “civvy street”, a huge struggle resulting in homelessness, mental health issues, physical problems, and family breakdown. The Veterans’ Foundation is a charity that was created to raise funds for mainly smaller military related charities that do excellent and effective work but who struggle to raise funds themselves. This award seeks to recognise an individual from the business world, or a business, that has given outstanding help to veterans in need.
Nominees may be an individual who is a civilian, a former member of the Armed Forces, or a UK business.