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  • Matthew Ballard

South West StartUp Awards 2023 Finalist

As a Mid-Devon based startup we are thrilled to announce that Green Orchard Recruitment has been shortlisted for Recruitment StartUp of the Year at the South West StartUp Awards.

The StartUp Awards were launched to recognise the booming startup scene across the UK, which has accelerated since the 2019 pandemic. It is incredible to see that over 800,000 new businesses were founded in the UK since 2021, a 4.3% increase from the year before.

This year's record number of businesses that applied to the StartUp Awards shows how significant their contributions have been. All 1,100 firms shortlisted across ten UK nations and regions were started in the last three years and have created over 5,000 new jobs since they were established, generating annual sales of £584 million.

As the founder of Green Orchard Recruitment, I cannot express enough how thrilled I am that our company has been shortlisted for this prestigious award. This recognition means a great deal to us as it shows that our hard work and dedication are paying off. Being shortlisted for the Recruitment StartUp of the Year award is an affirmation that our efforts to provide excellent recruitment services are being recognised by the industry.

The StartUp Awards are supported nationally by Starling Bank, British Business Bank, BT, Creative Ideaz, GS1 UK, Jeeves, Join Talent, ScoreApp, and The Purposeful Project. This program is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of individuals who have turned an idea into an opportunity and taken the risk to launch a new product or service.

It is an honour to be among this group of finalists who represent the best of entrepreneurs who have spotted an opportunity and created an amazing new business through their hard work, talent, and perseverance.

Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, the creator of the StartUp Awards, said: “​​Start-up businesses are the lifeblood of any economy, being responsible for new jobs, innovation and in supporting communities in every nation and region across the UK. All of the finalists this year represent the best of those entrepreneurs who have spotted an opportunity and through their sheer hard work, talent and perseverance, have created an amazing new business that is creating real impact in its sector.”

The StartUp Awards was created in collaboration with the team behind the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, one of the most successful awards programmes in the UK. The StartUp Awards are running for the second year after launching in 2022.

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