Cash prize for talent

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Nine years ago, I set up the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs with the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability to recognise the many talented, ambitious and inspiring disabled people who have set up their own businesses.

This year’s award is now open and I’m calling for people to apply or nominate someone they think is eligible.

There is a cash prize of £50,000 – the largest prize of its kind – which the winner can invest in their business in any way they choose.

Currently, there are about 100,000 self-employed disabled people in the UK and this award is open to anyone with a disability – as defined by the Equality Act – which includes all disabilities and long term health conditions.

The deadline is September 19 by visiting

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou,

c/o Leonard Cheshire