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ECOZE Wins Graduate Startup of the Year


We are delighted to have just received an award for Graduate StartUp of the Year. Congratulations to all the great startups that won and were shortlisted! Also, we extend our deepest appreciation to The Startup Awards and judges for honouring us with this award.

Sam Linfield, our Founder, shared his thoughts: "We're delighted to have received recognition for all our hard work, so thank you so much to The StartUp Awards! It's been two years since ECOZE was founded, and we’ve gone from one iteration to another, trying to find the best way in which we can help the planet. Finally, it seems we are making progress, largely due to the continuous support and drive provided by the University, SETsquared Bath, and the ECOZE Board of Advisors. There is still much to achieve and impact to make, but we’re on the right path."

Stay tuned as we continue our mission to make our planet greener. Onwards and upwards!


The StartUp Awards were established in 2022 to highlight the success of StartUps across nine UK nations and regions, and to celebrate the achievements of entrepreneurs in all sectors of the economy.

The South West final was held Clock Factory in Bristol and saw 25 different awards given out to new businesses in categories such as Graduate StartUp of the Year, Innovative StartUp of the Year and Social Enterprise StartUp of the Year.

Helen Bierton, Chief Banking Officer at Starling Bank says:

“Our StartUp awards finalists and winners in the South West have shown that it takes more than just a good business idea to be a successful entrepreneur. From Rising Stars and Young Entrepreneurs to Rebel and Innovative StartUps, the contributions of these firms - all of which were started in the last three years - are outstanding!”

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:

“In the second year of the South West Startup Awards, we have seen yet again the incredible contribution of new businesses to job creation, innovation, and prosperity across the whole of this entrepreneurial nation. It’s been an honour and a pleasure to read the stories of those individuals from across the South West who have spotted the opportunity and taken the risk to launch their own venture, especially at a time when the economy is still fragile after the Covid pandemic.”

Full list of winners:

PEEQUAL - Overall Winner of the South West StartUp Awards 2023

Aerogel Core - Bath StartUp of the Year

PEEQUAL - Bristol StartUp of the Year

The Salve Health Ltd - Business to Business Services StartUp of the Year

Revive! Auto Innovations Gloucester - Consumer Services StartUp of the Year

DIY WITH EMMA - Creative StartUp of the Year

Shire Marketing Specialists - Digital StartUp of the Year

Kostüme - Fashion and Beauty StartUp of the Year

EXEAT - Global StartUp of the Year

ECOZE - Graduate StartUp of the Year

Cup Squared - Green StartUp of the Year

PEEQUAL - Innovative StartUp of the Year

Lineat Composites - Manufacturing StartUp of the Year

The Marketing Den - Marketing, Advertising & PR StartUp of the Year

Loopin SaaS - Mobile & Emerging Technologies StartUp of the Year

Cotswold Fox Clothing - Online Retail StartUp of the Year

EnsiliTech - Rebel StartUp of the Year

Marvel FMCG - Recruitment StartUp of the Year

HUM4NS - Rising Star Award

Walking Primrose - Rising Star Award

Habitat+ Architects - Rural StartUp of the Year

Hollow Heart CIC - Social Enterprise StartUp of the Year

Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein - Tourism and Leisure StartUp of the Year

George Michael, AGM TECHNOLOGIES - Young Entrepreneur of the Year


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