Arbuthnot Latham & Co., Limited (“Arbuthnot Latham”), the private and commercial bank, has announced the finalists of its 2020 Inspiring Innovator Awards.
Now in its fifth consecutive year, the Inspiring Innovator Awards supports young
entrepreneurs looking to innovate and disrupt.
Each year, Arbuthnot Latham identifies four exciting new businesses from The Business School (formerly Cass Business School) and City, University of London.
2020 sees the Awards, which takes place on 19 November, held virtually for the first time. The winning business receives a cash prize and a bespoke mentoring package.
This year’s finalists span a range of industries including hospitality, wealth management and artificial intelligence, and also social enterprise.
The 2020 finalists are EMenuNow, Leiho, WealthAware and Voz.
EMenuNow is the first universally integrated, ‘plug & play’ contactless ordering and
payments service. EMenuNow enables sit-in patrons to instantly access mobile optimised menus on their phones to order and pay for meals without having to download an app.
It can be installed in any venue within a day and works with existing hardware infrastructure. This enables venues to optimise profitability and attract patrons by demonstrating their COVID safety procedures, supporting the UK hospitality industry’s bounce back.
Leiho is a social enterprise focused on improving the quality of life of the UK’s homeless population. Clean socks are the most requested item at UK homeless shelters, and for every pair of bamboo socks it sells, Leiho donates a pair to a homeless person.
WealthAware brings transparency to retail investing, enabling investors to monitor a diverse portfolio in real time and providing a single value of how a portfolio is doing.
WealthAware’s long-term vision is to incorporate every asset that people own, including houses and cars, using real-time data from well-established companies.
Voz is a video dubbing service that leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence in order to automate the process. It provides features like lip synchronisation, voice cloning, and sentiment enabled dialogues, creating a realistic final product and seamless user experience.
Paul Beach, Director of Entrepreneurs at Arbuthnot Latham, comments: “Despite the uncertainty and challenges of 2020, we’re beginning to see the emergence of the greatest drive in creativity through disruption since the years of the Global Financial Crisis. “