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Start-Up of the Year

Start-Up of the Year

CAMERON Thomas founded printing company and clothing rage CT Design following the death of his great-grandmother Mary Dawber.

He made his first £1,000 shortly afterwards and now produces up to 200 products a year.

He prints, sells and takes orders, and the customers tell him what they want on the product which can be anything from a t-shirt to a money box.

Cameron was unable to collect his award as he was celebrating his 16th birthday in London on the night of the ceremony.

His award - along with a £100 cheque - was collected by his grandparents, Alan and Susan Sidall.

Having collected the award, Alan said: “There is always a chance with Cameron. He's such a nice lad, through and through, it really is a pleasure to be his granddad.”

Susan said: “I'm so proud of Cameron and I know he will be proud too.”

Calling all forward thinking entrepreneurs, if you’ve watched your business idea turn into a business reality we want you to nominate yourself for our Start Up of the Year award to recognise your success.

This award is aimed at start up businesses where their owners have displayed talent, creativity and the skills to be a real business star of the future.

The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination.

  • Track record of entrepreneurial achievement (not necessarily financial) within a current business.
  • Evidence of building a scalable business or brand.
  • Innovation in your technology, product, service or sector.
  • Personal ambition and vision.
  • Positive personal leadership of the business and workforce.

If this sounds like you or someone you know, why not nominate them for this award.