Entrepreneurial Spark celebrates the #GoDo journey of entrepreneurs in Brighton at bi-annual awards

In January, Brighton start-ups were awarded thousands of pounds in prize money at the bi-annual Entrepreneuring Awards hosted by NatWest and Entrepreneurial Spark. Winners on the night included:

• Entrepreneur of the Moment - Claire Taylor, founder of Simply VAT, which helps online retailers trade internationally through the provision of necessary international VAT compliance services throughout the EU, was recognised for her sheer determination and an ability for identifying small opportunities that can return big results.

• The Acceler8 awards - Hazel Reynolds, founder of Gamely, which creates games that inspire creativity, imagination and strong communication was recognised for her positive approach and mindset. Walter Murira, founder of Invictus Recruitment, a business which specialises in pairing talented individuals with exciting healthcare opportunities across the UK also secured a prize.

• The #GoDo prizes - George Lengyel, founder of Hubbub, a context sensitive social app and targeted chat platform which creates instant communities of people at venues and on travel routes. Matt Humphrey, founder of Curtain Call, a tech start-up which offers a subscription-based website providing theatre fans and theatre professionals with theatre content needs.

• The Chiclet’s Choice award - Hassan Rajwani, founder of Double Six, which creates digital experiences targeting grass roots football, was selected by his fellow entrepreneurs for coaching other Chiclets through investment and pitching processes.

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