Julie Meyer backs Stelios award

Julie Meyer, the founder of Ariadne Capital and a BBC online Dragon, is the latest name to join the judges who will pick the winner of the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneur in the UK 2010. The award will be presented by Stelios at the Growing Business Awards in November.

Julie Meyer is joining other judges including Stelios, the Economist editor Daniel Franklin, Helen Loveless from the Daily Mail, and last year’s winner John Pickup, from Amputees in Action.

“I’m always excited to meet entrepreneurs who are committed to overcoming the odds to make their business succeed,” says Julie Meyer. “It is a particular honour to be given the opportunity to judge these awards and to encounter so many great entrepreneurs who have had to fight even harder to rise above the challenges involved in starting their own business.

“It is this added determination and creativity which make their businesses stand out from the crowd and I’m proud to be in a position to help identify the winner for 2010.”

The Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneur in the UK, now in its fourth year, is administered by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation in partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability. The winner will receive £50,000 cheque from Stelios at the Growing Business Awards on November 25.

Last year, the award was presented to John Pickup of Amputees in Action, a business that specialises in supplying amputee extras and stuntmen for film, television and military casualty training.

Find out more about the award and how you can enter.

Find out more about the Growing Business Awards.

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