The 2012 Growing Business Young Guns awards, recognising Britain’s brightest entrepreneurs aged 35 and under, are now open for entries.
Young Guns, which is sponsored by leading business advisers haysmacintyre and Farrer & Co, is presented by growingbusiness.co.uk and is celebrating its 10th successful year this year. This year’s awards ceremony will take place at London’s Kensington Roof Gardens in later this autumn.
Previous winners have included Richard Reed, founder of Innocent Drinks; Michael Acton Smith, creator of Moshi Monsters; and Thea Green, the woman behind Nails Inc.
To be considered for the final awards, applicants must be the founder, co-founder, managing director or CEO of a privately-owned business. The company must be turning over at least £1m, or have raised more than £250,000 in funding.
Ian Wallis, editorial director of growingbusiness.co.uk, said: “Small business is the beating heart of the British economy at present, with new and exciting companies emerging everywhere. Our Young Guns awards will recognise this.
“Over the past 10 years, we’ve been privileged to receive entries from Britain’s most daring, dynamic and disruptive companies – and we look forward to this continuing in 2012.”
To apply for this year’s Young Guns, or get further information, visit the Growing Business Young Guns microsite.