Bristol start-ups scoop thousands at entrepreneurship awards

Marc Woodland from Winbox with Caroline Thompson

Marc Woodland from Winbox with Caroline Thompson

Start-up businesses based at Entrepreneurial Spark’s Bristol Hatchery shared around £35,000 in prizes after pitching their plans in the prestigious Entrepreneuring Awards.

Among the winners, and claiming the #GoDo prize of £4,000, was Intro, an online platform that helps students develop their employability skills and find meaningful jobs at exciting companies.

This Mum Runs took the Acceler8 Award and £6,000 for its running and fitness courses that work around the kids and run alongside an online community and range of merchandise.

Doing the double was Winbox, which won both the Entrepreneur of the Moment Award and the Chiclet Choice Award, with prizes of £10,000 and £2,000 respectively.

Winbox is a full service email marketing agency that helps businesses become market leaders among their target audience.

Organised by Entrepreneurial Spark and its partners NatWest and KPMG, the awards offered cash prizes aimed at helping early-stage businesses to get off the ground and grow.

Caroline Thompson, Entrepreneur Development Manager, NatWest, comments: “The Entrepreneurial Spark hub in Bristol provides a fantastic source of facilities, coaching and mentoring for entrepreneurs from across the region.

“The winners have shown themselves to be the best of an outstanding crop and we’re proud to provide them with a financial boost that will enable them to further develop and grow their businesses.”