Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2018

November 14, 2018 9:52 pm

This week we were thrilled at Limb-art to be recognised by Easyjet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and Leonard Cheshire for the great work we are doing in helping users of prosthetic legs raise their confidence, be proud of what they have and most importantly have fun showing off their cool leg covers. Our mission is to help prosthetic leg wearers Stand Out and Stand Proud and this is exactly what we did when we collected our £10,000 cheque at the awards ceremony in London, along with four other deserving winners.

Designed for all users of above and below knee prostheses, our leg covers restore balance to the silhouette without trying to hide or blend in and combine superior quality material and construction with cutting edge design and technology to provide robust, affordable but above all… cool… leg covers.

Congratulations go also to Nick Lock of Trevisick Pie Emporium, who produce palm-oil free pies and pastries, www.trevisickpie.co.uk , Rachel Shapey of Iccancompose, a software company that teaches music composition to students, www.Icancompose.com, Samona Williams of Cocoa To thrill, who make unique hand-made chocolate gifts, www.cocoatothrill.com, and the overall winner Josh Wintersgill of Able Move, who make a sling for people with reduced mobility to be transferred safely, comfortably and with dignity to and from aeroplane seats, www.ablemove.co.uk

The Stelios Awards for Disabled Entrepreneurs was started in 2006, with the aim to showcase the unique talents and business skills in the disabled community.

Past winners have been drawn from the travel agency, building and IT sectors as well as businesses specialising in disability and mobility aids and services. For more information go to www.leonardcheshire.org/stelios

Leonard Cheshire support individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. Led by people with experience of disability, we are at the heart of local life — opening doors to opportunity, choice and support in communities around the globe. www.leonardcheshire.org

The Stelios Philanthropic Foundation is a registered charity which backs several charitable initiatives in the UK, Greece and Cyprus. The Foundation gives support in four main areas: scholarships, supporting entrepreneurship with cash prizes, donating money to environmental and other charities and operating a poverty relief programme in Greece and Cyprus — ‘Food from the heart’.

Sir Stelios also joins the group of philanthropists led by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet who pledge to give most of their wealth to charity. Giving Pledge was started in 2010, and now has 168 signatories from 21 countries. Sir Stelios is the first Greek/Cypriot and the first resident of Monaco to join.