FuturU shortlisted in UK Startup Awards

FuturU has been shortlisted in the UK StartUp Awards

FuturU has been shortlisted in the ‘Education and Training StartUp of the Year’ category at the UK Startup Awards, which champion and celebrate the best and brightest start-ups from across the United Kingdom. Read on to find out more! 

About the awards

The UK StartUp Awards was launched to recognise the booming start-up scene across the UK, which has accelerated over the last few years with over 900,000 new businesses founded in the UK in 2023, a 12% increase from the year before.

Over 900 businesses have been shortlisted for this year’s UK StartUp Awards and the contribution of these firms – all of which were started in the last three years – is significant, having created nearly 6,000 new jobs since they were established and generating annual sales of £480 million.

FuturU’s nomination

FuturU has been selected as a London regional finalist in the ‘Education and Training StartUp of the Year’ category, thanks to our groundbreaking and innovative approach to offering free healthcare education to nurses and care workers. 

Along with the other finalists, we will be considered for the regional prizes by a panel of seasoned judges with experience founding or supporting entrepreneurial ventures. The winners from each region will then be invited to the first UK final taking place at Ideas Fest, the Glastonbury for Business festival in Tring, Hertfordshire on 12th September 2024.

“A hugely positive impact”

“There’s going to be a worldwide deficit of 10 million healthcare professionals by 2030. FuturU’s goal is to support 1 million people into health and social care jobs around the world by 2030, closing the gap in healthcare workers and reducing the burden on our healthcare system. By attracting more workers into the profession and revolutionising their training, we hope that FuturU in turn can have a hugely positive impact on the quality of care people receive” said FuturU’s CEO.

Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, the creator of the UK StartUp Awards, said: 

“​​Start-up businesses are the lifeblood of any economy, being responsible for new jobs, innovation and wealth creation across the UK. All the finalists this year represent the best of those entrepreneurs who have spotted an opportunity and through their sheer hard work, talent and perseverance, have created amazing new businesses that are creating real impact in their sectors. Building on the success of previous years, we are now looking to identify the ‘best of the best’ with all the finalists who win their category in their region going on to represent their region at the first ever UK National StartUp Awards final later this year.”

You can find the regional shortlist for London here: https://startupawards.uk/2024-london-finalists/ 

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