Celebrating Disability-Focused Innovations: Santander X UK Awards 2023
Introduction: Acknowledging Innovators in the Disability Community
We are delighted to acknowledge the accomplishments of two exceptional winners, Intotum and Snowball App at the Santander X UK Awards 2023, who are making contributions to the disability community.
Table showing the awards won at the Santander X UK Awards:
|Type of Business
|1st Place the in Universities Category
|Place in Santander X Global Awards
|Snowball Community Ltd
|1st Place in Start-ups Category
|Place in Santander X Global Awards
The Santander X UK Awards: A Platform for Entrepreneurs
The Santander X UK Awards, now in their 13th year, have become a notable platform for entrepreneurs, especially those focusing on creating solutions for people with disabilities. This year, the awards have once again highlighted the importance of inclusivity and accessibility in entrepreneurship, showcasing businesses that address the unique challenges faced by the disability community.
How do the Winners of the Santander X UK Awards Benefit?
- Financial Support: Winners receive money to help grow the business. This funding is very important for new companies to develop their products, market themselves, and expand.
- Visibility and Reputation: Winning the award makes the companies more well-known and trusted. This can attract more customers, business partners, and investors.
- Global Opportunities: Winners get to participate in the Santander X Global Awards, giving them a chance to show their work on an international stage, meet other businesses from different countries, and maybe expand globally.
- Networking: The awards connect winners with other entrepreneurs, experts, and business leaders. This network is great for advice, learning new things, and finding new ways to work together.
Snowball Community Ltd: Enhancing Accessibility Through Technology
The Snowball app, another award winner, represents another step forward in using technology to improve accessibility. This app allows users to rate businesses based on their accessibility, offering invaluable perspectives from actual members of the disability community.
Apps like Snowball empower users by providing vital information and encourage businesses to improve their accessibility features.
“I have had so many experiences of showing up at hotels, restaurants, shops or other venues and not being able to get inside or get around, even after doing my research and being reassured it will be accessible. It’s a major frustration in so many disabled peoples lives that simple access is not provided in so many places.
“With the Snowball app, I can now reliably be informed of a building’s accessible features, as for the first time, disabled people are reviewing them! It’s so simple, and yet saves so much time and frustration, as I’m now able to know what to expect before I arrive, prepare in advance and leave my own experiences and advice for other Snowball users. Best of all, it’s all in my pocket, making it quick and easy to access- just about the only part of a disabled persons life that is quick and easy!” – Snowball App User
Recognition and Rewards: A Milestone for Disability Entrepreneurship
Both Intotum and Snowball Community Ltd have not only won the Santander X UK Awards but have also earned a place in the upcoming Santander X Global Awards. Their achievements are a testament to the impact and necessity of disability-focused entrepreneurship. We congratulate them on their well-deserved success and recognition.
A Positive Trend in Disability Entrepreneurship
We are pleased to see disabled entrepreneurs gaining recognition and creating innovative companies that make a real difference. The success of Intotum and Snowball Community Ltd at the Santander X UK Awards 2023 is an encouraging sign of the growing influence and importance of disability-focused businesses. We look forward to seeing more innovations that enhance accessibility and inclusivity for the disability community and hope to work with both winners.
Watch this space!