Claire won six awards including Impact Entrepreneur of the Year, the Brenda Dean Award for Female Entrepreneurship, joint Health Challenge Champion, East Midlands Champion (first place), Engineers in Business Fellowship (first place), and the Shakespeare Martineau Legal Prize for the East Midlands.
“ChangeXtra is passionate about empowering women through positive change. We are an organisation where women with lived experience support other women through the menopause via counselling, coaching, and access to learning. We help women to age well.“
Simon was declared the joint Health Challenge Champion, alongside the South Coast Champion (first place), and Shakespeare Martineau Legal Prize for the region.
“This proposal saves lives. Thousands of lives. Deep vein thrombosis kills 25,000 people a year in the UK. It affects all ages. It happens after illnesses like Covid-19 and following surgery. Most are preventable through simple measures we will communicate powerfully to patients using this award-winning life- and cost-saving green app.”
Luke and Lydia won the Challenge Champion award for Climate Change, the second place East Midlands Champion prize, and the Shakespeare Martineau Legal Prize for the East Midlands.
“Seaweed Culture is tackling the growing problem of methane production from livestock in the agricultural industry. Seaweed Culture is creating climate mitigating livestock feed using a patentable onshore system to cultivate a seaweed species which reduces methane production in livestock by up to 95% with no negative effects.”
Sandhya was named the Prosperity Challenge Champion, in addition to winning the West Midlands Champion (first place) and the Shakespeare Martineau Legal Prize for the West Midlands.
“SavingHood aspires to revolutionise personal savings by providing a digital platform for community driven savings that is easy, accessible, secure and transparent, to enable users to achieve their personal saving goals. It is aimed for a wide range of consumers, including under-banked members of society that need a chance to improve their financial well-being.“
Andrew won the Community Challenge Champion Prize, as well as the second place West of England Champion, and the Shakespeare Martineau Legal Prize for the region.
“We aim to support and resource students and young people using coaching, mentoring and workshops. We feel that support is needed when studying for their futures. My own experience is that I attended university and thought life would be straight forward and to my own surprise it wasn’t.“
The Nutrition Advisory Team were awarded the Brenda Dean Award, alongside the second place South Coast Champions award, and the regional Shakespeare Martineau Legal Prize.
“A digital health education tool for primary school-aged children, underpinned by the philosophy that every child matters. We deliver engaging and informative weight-positive digital health education to pupils, created by evidence-based healthcare professionals and teachers. It strengthens communities, contributing to closing the health inequality gap.”
Grffn were declared the West of England Champions, in addition to winning the regional Shakespeare Martineau Legal Prize.
“Growing Real Food for Nutrition CIC is an ambitious UK social enterprise with a USP to empower farmers, growers and gardeners to grow nutrient dense food with an app that can self-certify the nutritional quality of their food production, to regenerate the health of soils, plants, citizens and the planet.”
Valerie won third place for the West of England Champion Prize, and the Challenge Award from our charity partners Youth Futures Foundation.
“Youth unemployment is rising, the system is in crisis. Elevate Value bridges the gaps, a new approach to youth employment. Tackling youth unemployment and imbalances within society, worsened by the pandemic. Elevate Value is catalyst for change, the forefront of innovative employability and career support.”
Mya won second place for the West Midlands Champion, as well as the regional Legal Prize from Shakespeare Martineau.
“MoneyBug: a game-style online learning platform for improving financial literacy. Aiming to provide everyone with the resources and skills to make informed financial decisions. Offering premium subscriptions to schools and families, whilst remaining free for those who cannot afford to pay.“
Sheridan received the third place prize for the East Midlands Champion.
“Curify aims to strengthen mental health and boost local economies by bringing University students together to participate in shared exploring, experiences, and learning. This is achieved through the app by converting Nottingham into a hyper-local bucket list where students can connect and compete to earn discounts, digital points and badges.”