The Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs

Are you a disabled entrepreneur with a clever business product or service? Have you already started a business but need a little extra boost to move to the next level?

The Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs are back with three life-changing top prizes of £30,000, £20,000 and £10,000.

Get in touch with the Stelios Team Helpline who offer step-by-step help and advice with your application. Book an appointment now by emailing steliosaward@leonardcheshire.org.

Working alongside Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, easyJet founder and philanthropist, we are proud to relaunch The Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs in 2022.

What is the Stelios Awards?

The Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs UK is jointly run by us and the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation. It recognises the achievements of disabled entrepreneurs who have set up their own company.

Who can apply?

The eligibility criteria have been changed for 2022!

If you are a disabled entrepreneur who owns at least 50% of a UK-registered for profit company with an annual turnover of £5,000 minimum we want to help you submit your application.

Other Terms and Conditions apply so be sure to read our updated T&C 2022.

How to apply

All completed applications should be sent to: Tracy.Ghori@stelios.com by 5pm on Wednesday 20 April 2022. No late entries will be accepted.

Download our application form (Word doc)

Need some extra support?

Get in touch with the Stelios Team Helpline who offer step-by-step help and advice with your application. Book an appointment now by emailing steliosaward@leonardcheshire.org.

If our application form is not accessible for you please request help by emailing the Stelios Team on steliosaward@leonardcheshire.org.

The bespoke help line is: 07525 617 507 – office hours will be by appointment only.

What are the prizes?

Prize money totalling £60,000 will be available this year.

There are three prizes:

  • £30,000
  • £20,000
  • £10,000

The overall winner will receive their grand prize of £30,000 at an online Awards Ceremony via Zoom on Monday 13 June 2022.

Please read the eligibility criteria and the terms and conditions carefully before applying.

Past winners

Steve Hoyler

Steve Hoyler

2019 winner

Steve Holyer created RoomMate after being driven by his frustration at the lack of options for to use so called ‘accessible toilets’ since they were not accessible for him without help from another person.

Josh Wintersgill

Joshua Wintersgill

2018 winner

Josh's business (Able Move) has created a portable solution for disabled travellers.

Hannah Chamberlin

Hannah Chamberlain

2017 winner

Hannah is the founder of Mental Snapp — a video diary app that helps people proactively manage their mental health.

Alex Papanikolaou

Alex Papanikolaou

2016 winner

Alex’s business (Freedom One Life) has developed a next-generation power wheelchair.

Geoff Holt MBE

Geoff Holt MBE

2015 winner

Geoff's company (Wetwheels) operates fully accessible boats.

Ben Wolfenden

Ben Wolfenden

2014 winner

Ben's company (Visibilis) offers digital marketing expertise.