Graduate Start-up Awards winners

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Kingdom & Sparrow's Johnny Paton (l) and Daniel Gradwell, Exciting Future Award winners

Six start-up businesses were recognised last night (June 4) at the third Unlocking Potential Graduate Start-up Awards, held at The Princess Pavillion in Falmouth.

The event celebrated the achievements of more than 50 graduate entrepreneurs in Cornwall over the course of their Unlocking Potential support since January 2013.

Kingdom & Sparrow's Johnny Paton (l) and Daniel Gradwell, Exciting Future Award winners
Kingdom & Sparrow’s Johnny Paton (l) and Daniel Gradwell, Exciting Future Award winners

14 of Cornwall’s most exciting new business talents were nominated for the awards across six categories in recognition of their “outstanding performance and results”.

Winners

Most Inventive Start-Up Award: Henry Jasper (Grublin Games)

Best Digital Start-Up Award: Grant Batty and Rich Stephens (PixelRain)

Exciting Future Award: Johnny Paton (Kingdom & Sparrow)

The Entrepreneur Award: Jack Williams (Black Rock Brewing)

Best Start-up: Steve Young (Energy My Way)

Start-up Leader of the Year:  Michelle Taylor (Dogbite)