Most Innovative Start-up of the Year

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For start-up businesses that have been trading up to two years in any business sector. We want to celebrate your new venture. Judges will be looking for businesses that have launched successfully and capitalise on market opportunities whilst building a solid and sustainable foundation upon which their business can thrive.


Those who can apply 

  • Business entities trading for 1 year or less with a woman as the driving force behind the business
  • Affliate members
  • ASB direct members 
  • Non-members (£50/entry)

Those who can't

Last year's winner in same category 

Awards Application Guide

Criteria assessed

Criteria assessed (500 words max per criterion.)

  • Tell us briefly about you and your business (100 words max)
  • Provide an overview of your business journey to date incl any resilience
  • Evidence your business success since launch from 0-24 months
  • Explain why this is impressive compared to other start-ups
  • Share your evidence of successful start-up performance and outline future plans for the business