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Craft Clubs announced as commended and highly commended for two gongs at the Startups Awards 2017

by Lucinda - Dec 5, 2017

Craft Clubs’ flagship subscription service, The Craft Gin Club, took home a ‘Highly Commended’ for Retail Business of the Year and a ‘Commended’ for People’s Champion at the 2017 Startups Awards. Craft Gin Club is the UK’s largest gin subscription service.

Established in 2004 by, the Startups Awards is the UK’s longest-running awards to celebrate and champion the country’s most exciting, innovative and game-changing new businesses launched in the last four years.

Judges of the awards include beauty entrepreneur Liz Earle MBE, Dragon’s Den investor Touker Suleyman and Paul Lindley, founder of Ella’s Kitchen.

The Startups Awards has an industry-wide reputation for discovering and identifying start-ups that will evolve to become huge brands, market leaders, and, often, household names.

Ian Wallis, Editorial Director for “Funded or not, big or smaller, London-based or not, there seems no end to the deep well of brilliantly innovative, determined, and passionate entrepreneurs in the UK. We’re in awe of what our finalists and entrants have achieved.”

Past Startups Awards winners include Glasses Direct, The Cambridge Satchel Company, Naked Wines, Appear Here, Home Instead Senior Care,, PROPERCORN, Purple Bricks and Onfido, to name but a few.

Joanna Hill, Chief Executive Officer for headline sponsor Startup Loans Company comments: “We are delighted to be the headline sponsor of this year’s Startups Awards. All of the businesses shortlisted this year demonstrate the enormous potential of how a lightbulb moment can evolve into a business that generates economic growth, changes lives, and importantly, provides a much-needed service or solution.”

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