The final event of the 2023 StartUp Awards celebrated the best new firms and entrepreneurs in the East of England.

The best startup firms in the East of England have been revealed at the East of England Start-Up Awards 2023, which were held at The Cresset in Peterborough and saw 27 different awards given out to new businesses in categories such as Fashion and Beauty StartUp of the Year, High Business to Business Services StartUp of the Year and Innovative StartUp of the Year.

The East of England Startup of the Year was won by Fortis Foundations. Fortis Foundations provide civil engineering products and services, with expertise in foundations and piling to the Rail, Civils, Energy, Residential and Water sectors. With over twenty years of Rail and Construction industry experience, the family-run company provides expert advice and cost-effective solutions to all sectors.


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The StartUp Awards were established in 2022 to highlight the success of start-ups across ten UK nations and regions and to celebrate the achievements of entrepreneurs in all sectors of the economy. Originally formed as the Wales StartUp Awards, the Awards Series has joined forces with the Great British Entrepreneur Awards to take the celebration of newly formed businesses nationwide.

Helen Bierton, Chief Banking Officer at Starling Bank says:


Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, creator of the awards, said the events have celebrated the best new firms in the UK and recognised the amazing entrepreneurial talent across the nation.
He said:

I am delighted that Fortis Foundations has won the inaugural East of England startup of the year award. With over twenty years of rail and construction industry experience, this family-run company has invested heavily in its workforce to ensure expert advice and cost-effective solutions to all sectors.

More importantly, it is delivering safe and sustainable solutions at the forefront of innovation and technology, ensuring the highest quality results for its clients. With the aim of reaching £10 million in five years and having launched another new and complementary business, Fortis is a business to watch for the future.”

Check out the East of England 2023 Winners

East of England 2023 Winners
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