We were looking to recognise an individual under the age of 34, who has started her own business, developed an idea and is well on her way to success. The judges were looking for stories rich in anecdotes of seized opportunities and dynamic responses to the many pitfalls they have encountered along the way.

The judges were keen to know:

  • The problem the nominee solves for clients or customers
  • What big vision the nominee has for the future
  • The steps the nominee has taken to grow their business

Nominees for this category must be aged between 16-34 by 1st January 2024.    

Nominations are now closed.

Rising Star 2024


Tolani Agoro – Chapmans of London 

Frankie Michaela Spivey – Frankie’s Brownies Ltd

Laura Salisbury – KnitRegen Limited

Jamilah Jaffer – Vite

Rising Star 2023

Winner: Clear – Ahana Banerjee

Runner-Up: Mud Café – Kemilia-Jean Ogunmuyiwa

Highly Commended: Aerseeds Ltd – Begum & Bike Ayaskan