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SuSy named South West Rising Star

Updated: May 13


UK Start up awards

We’re eyeing up a bigger trophy shelf at SuSy HQ, after the team brought home the Rising Star Award from the South West finals of the UK StartUp Awards 2024.


The UK StartUp Awards were established to highlight the success of startups across ten UK nations and regions, including the South West, and to celebrate the achievements of entrepreneurs in all sectors of the economy. 

“Turning an idea into a successful business takes a lot of courage and dedication. Congratulations to SuSy on winning their category in the South West and making it to this year’s UK national final. Start-ups need certainty to plan ahead. It’s great to see so many thrive, especially in these challenging economic times.”

Harriet Rees, CIO at Starling Bank


Over 44,000 new businesses were created in the South West in 2023 and according to Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, creator of the awards, this demonstrates the growing importance of entrepreneurs to the regional economy. He is also excited that the awards are, yet again, recognising the best new firms from Cornwall to Gloucestershire and celebrating the amazing entrepreneurial talent from every corner of the region. 

“Start-ups are the life of any economy and that is especially true in the South West where new businesses are contributing to job creation, innovation, and prosperity across the whole of this entrepreneurial region. It’s been an honour and a pleasure to read the stories of those founders who have spotted the opportunity and taken the risk to launch their own venture. All of the winners in the South West have demonstrated that they deserve to win their categories and I’m looking forward to having the ‘best of the best’ from the region competing at the UK final later this year”

Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, creator of the UK StartUp Awards


As a regional winner in their category, SuSy will now progress to the UK Startup Awards final being held at Ideas Fest on September 12th, dubbed ‘the Glastonbury for Entrepreneurs’.


Story by SuSy House

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