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2019 finalists lunch – Midlands

12 August 2019 12:51 pm

This blog comes to you from the library of Hampton Manor, a Victorian mansion deep in the woods somewhere south…

Three more London & the South regional finalists

5 August 2019 5:57 pm

Talking to entrepreneurs is so much more fun than the endless arguments about Brexit and Boris — the lot of…

One of the finalists is Muzmatch, a dating app for Muslims

2019 finalists lunch – London and The South

5 August 2019 5:26 pm

We’re in the elegant City dining room of our sponsor, Julius Baer, hosted by Chief Executive Officer David Durlacher and…

Meeting the North East Regional finalists 2019

29 July 2019 1:54 pm

Our first regional finalists lunch took place in Leeds, at the subterranean Gaucho restaurant, whose black-and-silver decor contributed to a…

2019 finalists – London and The South

12 July 2019 2:19 pm

  AdviseInc provides data analytics and insight to healthcare markets to help NHS Trusts deliver the best value for money for patients.    Beyond Life wants…

2019 finalists – Scotland and Northern Ireland

12 July 2019 2:19 pm

  Delta DNA is a data platform for video-game makers, allowing them to utilise user experience. It provides the tools…

2019 finalists – The North West and Wales

12 July 2019 2:19 pm

  Howz is a smart home system designed to help older people stay independent for longer. Howz charts a person’s…

2019 finalists – The Midlands

12 July 2019 2:19 pm

  School Space is an ‘Airbnb for schools’, with the mission of solving the education funding crisis. It works with…

2019 finalists – The North East

12 July 2019 2:19 pm

  Conductive Transfers has created a new way for printing stretchable electronics on to textiles, making wearable technology cheaper and…

Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards 2019 – the regional finalists

8 July 2019 5:01 pm

We’re pleased to announce the regional finalists for The Spectator’s Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards 2019, sponsored by Julius…

Creativity at the cutting edge of science

14 March 2019 9:00 am

The Spectator’s Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards 2019, sponsored by Julius Baer, are now open: the entry form is…

A drive to change lives

23 February 2019 9:00 am

The Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards 2019 open for online entries on Monday 4 March

Tough choices and worthy winners in a dazzling field

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Martin Vander Weyer reveals the regional and overall winners of a competition that attracted entries from every business sector and every corner of the UK — and gave the judging panel a fiendishly difficult set of choices

The winners of the Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards 2018

2 November 2018 11:06 am

Which UK companies are rewriting the rules and redefining their marketplaces? Earlier this year, The Spectator and Julius Baer launched the…

Children playing Warwick Music plastic instruments

2018 finalists lunch – Midlands

3 October 2018 11:43 am

Today we’re in the baronial setting of Hampton Manor Hotel in Warwickshire — a long iron shot from Birmingham Airport,…

Touchlight Genetics has the capability to make DNA products ‘ten times cheaper and ten times faster’

2018 finalists lunch – London and The South

27 September 2018 2:42 pm

This week we gathered in the elegant dining room of our sponsor, the private bank Julius Baer, to meet the…

2018 finalists – The North East

15 August 2018 2:38 pm

  rradar has established a vast online resource for clients seeking legal advice, a database for risk management, and the…

2018 finalists – Scotland and Northern Ireland

15 August 2018 2:38 pm

  Amiqus ID is an encrypted online system for client-onboarding and transaction checks, with the intention of tackling cyber risk…

2018 finalists – The North West and Wales

15 August 2018 2:38 pm

  AMPLYFI has created DataVoyant, which it claims is ‘the most advanced business intelligence and research tool in the world’.…

2018 finalists – The Midlands

15 August 2018 2:38 pm

  Black Pear’s principle activity is software research and development in the healthcare sector. Its greatest innovation has been the…

2018 finalists – London and The South

15 August 2018 2:38 pm

  Carwow is a comparison website that aims to facilitate car sales in the smoothest way possible.   Echo is…

A nation of original thinkers

11 August 2018 9:00 am

What does the range of entries for the Economic Disruptor of the Year Award tell us about British entrepreneurial talent?

Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards 2018 – the regional finalists

12 July 2018 3:21 pm

We are delighted to announce the finalists, region by region, for The Spectator Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards sponsored…

Patience has its rewards

30 June 2018 9:00 am

In the last of our series on ‘The Lifecycle of an Entrepreneur’, Martin Vander Weyer talks to serial entrepreneur and investor Luke Johnson, who also chairs StartUp Britain, a national campaign in support of entrepreneurship.

The path to growth — and the exit

23 June 2018 9:00 am

In the third of our series on ‘The Lifecycle of an Entrepreneur’, Martin Vander Weyer asks how successful start-ups attract capital for growth — and how founders can enjoy the fruits of their labour.