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The Round-up: Award! Award! Award!

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The Round-up: Award! Award! Award!

This week we can barely fit in all of the exciting news from the community. You are such an amazing bunch of people!


Tapas trophy 

BBBAwards Chukus.pngOur favourite Nigerian tapas restaurant, London's Chuku's are finalists in this year's Black British Business Awards 2017.


You can see the full list over at The Telegraph.


Good luck @chukusldn!


Perfect to a Tea
T-Sticks's tea infusion sticks caused a stir at the World Beverage Innovation Awards, where they’ve brewed up a Best New Brand or Business award. Well done @rickykothari!

Listen up!

Podcast Episode 2.pngIt’s Voom Pioneers…in pod form!


This week we're joined by Arthur Duke, founder of vacant property rental firm Live-in Guardians, and Alastair Parvin of open-source building movement, WikiHouse, for a property special.


Download it right here.


Seeing the big picture

Propercorn, purveyors of pleasingly piquant and perfectly proper popcorn, have launched their first Fairtrade popcorn.

A sweet deal

And sticking with delicious snacks, Voom Pitch: London winners, St Aymes chocolates showed everyone how it’s done at the Business and IP Centre’s Startup day.

Voom Tour: Birmingham

Birmingahm bus Sq.pngThe countdown is almost over: Birmingham we’re coming for you! The Voom Tour 2017 is will be arriving in town on 27 September – and you’re more than welcome to come.


There’ll be the usual big red bus of business experts, plus free lunch and drinks. Register (it’s also free!) right here. See you there!


P.S. Free lunch and drinks!


The name on everyone’s lips

Beauty Boulevard, inventors of Glitter Lips and survivors of both Dragon's Den and our #AskAPioneer Twitter Q&A - have been nominated for Lincolnshire's small business of the year! Good luck @BeautyBlvd team!


Long on ideas but short on cash?

Ideas and money.pngDon’t miss top tips on funding from the people who know-how.


And you'd be surprised how different funding stories can be.


Going in the right direction
Kompas create pocket guides to the world's urban jungles, based on users’ interests. Now, CEO Tom Charman has found his way to two awards at Birmingham’s Future Faces. Well done @tc24!

Covered in success

Spray tan titans TANya WHITEbits are up for a NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Award. Good luck @tanyawhitebits!

Oh and… one more thing...

Stay tuned for a very special Pioneer of the Week coming up, featuring someone with deep, Rich experience of entrepreneurship.