2018 Award

Tutorful

The judges said

This was a really innovative idea that balances requests of both students and tutors. A nice UX and clean site interface with recommendations and usages. There was also great evidence of successful take up of the site.

Entrant's description

Tutorful is a rapidly growing UK EdTech Startup bringing trust and transparency to the tuition industry, helping parents and adult-learners across the UK find the best local tutors for one-to-one online or face-to-face tuition. We also support private tutors to run their tuition businesses, handling advertising, messaging, payments and more. Our platform covers 350+ subjects, across all levels and age groups, catering for early years to PhD level and to date, Tutorful has helped 50,000 students, with thousands of lessons being delivered weekly by over 9,000 live tutors.

Shortlist

  • Ruler Analytics
  • PropertyCloud Online Management Limited
  • LAWBID

Criteria

This category is open to any enterprise that is building its own product and is based in the North. The enterprise should have started in business after March 2015 and should be developing one or more products (or services) on its own initiative, not to-order for a client or clients. The product(s) or services(s) should be original and innovative in some way. The award recognises originality and acumen in pursuing commercial or other objectives.


2017 Award

Helpthemove

The judges said

Helpthemove stands out amongst the new generation of intermediaries for thoughtful design and innovative use of tech to simplify the complexities of being a landlord or tenant

Entrant's description

Helpthemove are one of the fastest growing utility management solutions in the market. Servicing 1000+ letting agents, social housing associations and PRS organisations with combined housing stock of 600,000+ properties nationwide. Helpthemove provide an efficient, easy to use platform for agents to manage their tenant and landlord utility obligations for change of tenancy notifications (to council tax, water and energy) in one central place. The Helpthemove service is free and proven to save agents a substantial amount of admin time. Agents using the service also benefit from commission passed on for every property energy switch placed via the portal.

Shortlist

  • Businesscomparison.com
  • Ruler Analytics
  • Helpthemove
  • Geek Talent

Criteria

This category is open to any enterprise that is building its own product and is based in the North. The enterprise should have started in business after March 2014 and should be developing one or more products (or services) on its own initiative, not to-order for a client or clients. The product(s) or services(s) should be original and innovative in some way. The award recognises originality and acumen in pursuing commercial or other objectives.

 

The criteria for Best Start-Up have been extensively revised in 2015.

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