Big Red Cloud is sponsoring the Service Business of the Year award at the Startups Awards 2014. In recognition of the dedication and sheer hard work in building a successful smart modern enterprise, Big Red Cloud is providing free accounting software for life for the Service Business Startups Awards category winner, free accounting for one year for the other twelve category winners and 90 days free access to the Big Red Cloud to all entrants.
In 2014 some five hundred thousand new companies will be registered in the UK, that’s over forty one thousand per month. UK entrepreneurial activity has recovered well since it hit a low point in 2005 when new company registrations just tipped over the one hundred thousand mark. Since then the UK economy has showed great resilience and new company registrations has continued to rise unabated to reach record levels in 2014 at just over four hundred and eighty thousand. The Startups Awards, now in its eleventh year, is a platform with which UK industry can acknowledge the success of the startup sector and the significant revenues and employment this sector contributes to the UK economy.
One of the noticeable shifts among the new emerging entrepreneurial sector in the UK is their adoption of cloud technology to run their businesses; be it their accounting software, the online tools to manage logistics and shipping, the ability to manage a multilingual website from the comfort of their office, or to liaise in real-time with key customers and business partners no matter where they are located.
Whilst the cloud has made some aspects of starting a business easier, the challenges and obstacles facing new startups are still considerable. Here at Big Red Cloud we’ve focused on helping startups get on with what they do best – running their businesses – by providing simple and easy-to-use accounting software at a price point that’s appropriate for a startup.
“We are delighted to sponsor the Startups Awards,” said Marc O’Dwyer, CEO at Big Red Cloud. “We deal with hundreds of small and medium enterprises on a weekly basis and we witness at first hand the huge amount of work that these startup heroes get through to make their business dreams a reality. Sponsoring helps us to continue to play our small part in both enabling and recognising their achievements.”
“Our message to startups is clear,” O’Dywer adds, “we deliver simple to use accounting and bookkeeping for business owners that know their business but won’t necessarily know accounts and books. In fact, we’re delivering a level of service that had previously only been available to large corporates and this is a game changer for startups. They now have access to a robust and feature rich technology stack at a fraction of the price. It’s a great time to be a Smart Modern Enterprise.”