The ForrestBrown team are delighted to have been awarded the ‘Service Business of the Year’ Award at the 2015 Start-ups Awards. 

On Friday 27th November the team descended on the iconic Vinopolis, in Central London, for the awards ceremony, with a reputation for unearthing entrepreneurial businesses and shining a spotlight on the UK’s bustling start-up market. 

The national awards recognise the UK’s most creative, innovative and ambitious new businesses, and are open to companies that commenced trading less than four years ago.  Previous award winners include Secret Escapes, Naked Wines, Glasses Direct, Ella’s Kitchen as well as the Raspberry Pi.

The 2015 nominees featured Purple Bricks, Tropic Skincare, MOVE Guides, Grub Club, HonestBrew and Appear Here and ForrestBrown were delighted to be recognised alongside such a formidable list of disruptive start-ups.

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ForrestBrown’s managing director Simon Brown (centre) is presented his award by Marc O’Dwyer of Big Red Cloud, accompanied by ForrestBrown team members and comedian Alun Cochrane (far right).

Simon Brown, ForrestBrown’s Managing Director commented:

“We’ve worked incredibly hard this year and the team are delighted to have been recognised by the Startups Awards, joining the ranks of some of the best-known start-ups of recent times. With the very nature of our business, we work extensively to support the start-up community, and it’s fantastic that some of the hugely valuable financial support we provide has been rewarded. Many start-ups still fail to take advantage of the hugely valuable benefits that R&D tax credits offer, and this award should help to raise the profile of HMRC’s scheme amongst those businesses with the most to gain.”

ForrestBrown Managing director, Simon Brown gathers on stage with the rest of the award winners. (Simon Brown, third from the right)

ForrestBrown managing director (third from the right) on stage with the other Start-ups 2015 award winners

David Lester, founder of Startups.co.uk, commented: “Congratulations to ForrestBrown on their well-deserved win in this hotly contested category. In 2015 we welcomed more entries than ever before, so this year’s finalists truly are the best in their fields.”

“This evening has shown what the UK has to offer in terms of high-quality and innovative start-ups, which are shaping the way for future talent. I predict bright futures for all of our shortlisted and winning companies – watch this space..!”

  

The full list of Startups Awards 2015 winners is: 

Simply Business Startups Business of the Year: Appear Here

People’s Champion: Cornerstone

App of the Year: minicabit

Crowdfunded Business of the Year: Berrywhite

Export Business of the Year: Frog Bikes

Franchisee of the Year: Schmidt Palmers Green

Innovative Business of the Year: Purplebricks

Lean Start-up of the Year: Nutriment

Product Business of the Year: Tropic Skincare

Retail Business of the Year: Gousto

Service Business of the Year: ForrestBrown

Tech Business of the Year: Purplebricks

Venture Funded Business of the Year: Appear Here

Women in Business Award: Swoon Editions

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: PROPERCORN

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