Fresh Italian Gelato made with passion and finest ingredients
Oddono’s Gelati Italiani Ltd is named as finalist in ‘Retailer of the Year’
new business Oddono’s Gelati has been unveiled as one of four finalists at
the Startups Awards 2007 in the ‘Retailer of the Year’ category, handing
it the chance to win the £5,000 top prize.
listing judges were impressed by Oddono’s Gelati’s concept and potential,
placing the business among a handful of lucky finalists plucked from hundreds
Gelati is an exciting new concept in the UK retail sector. The company
provides fresh natural Italian ice cream. The ice cream is hand made on the
premises with passion and the finest natural ingredients. Colourings and
preservatives are banned.
Awards, organised by Crimson Business’ Startups.co.uk, comprises of 16
categories, each showcasing the best new businesses in the UK. The overall
winner will walk away with a £5,000 cheque.
the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and underlining its commitment to
identifying and rewarding the UK’s best new businesses, the fourth annual
Startups Awards is organised in conjunction with NatWest.
will be unveiled at a prestigious awards ceremony and three-course luncheon to
be held at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington on Wednesday 31 October.
Oddono, Founder and Managing Director, Oddono’s Gelati comments: “We are
thrilled to be a finalist in the ‘Retailer of the Year’ category and very
much look forward to the event in October. It’s great that all our
dedication and hard work has been recognised by Startups.co.uk, and we’re
delighted to be in with a chance of not only winning the category but also the
much-coveted ‘NatWest Startups Business of the Year’ prize.”
Startups.co.uk is the UK’s largest independent online resource for budding entrepreneurs and the Startups Awards is one of the leading events on the small business calendar.
be eligible to enter the Startups Awards 2007, businesses must have been
trading for less than three years, be privately owned, and employ fewer than
This year’s judging panel consists of some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs, including Martin Webb, entrepreneur & presenter of Channel 4’s Risking It All, Tim Campbell, winner of BBC’s The Apprentice, 2005 and Jonathon Moules, entrepreneurship Correspondent, Financial Times.
judges look at a wide range of criteria; in particular, business success
either by increase in sales and unit volume, market research and
identification of customer focus, organisational and team building
effectiveness, strategic planning, overcoming obstacles and barriers to
success, visionary leadership and social and community responsibility.
Additional sponsors include BarterCard, brighter business, BT, NetRegs, Yellow Pages, amen, brother, BPS, eoffice and Business Link.
For further information about Startups Awards 2007 visit www.startupsawards.co.uk or telephone 020 8334 1680
Gelati Italiani started trading in July 2004 in Bute Street (South Kensington
- London). Our mission is to offer fresh, natural Italian gelato. The company
was set up by Christian Oddono, whose Grandmother used to make the most
delicious homemade gelato in Italy. Christian, with the help of Marco
Petracchini, Mirko Scolari and Federico Peruzzi, turned the lack of good
quality gelato in London, into a business opportunity. All the gelato is
produced in our Artisan Laboratory in South Kensington on a daily basis, using
in-house recipes. We produce our gelato from scratch, adding each ingredient
individually. Oddono’s Gelati Italiani Ltd, 14 Bute Street, London SW7 3EX. www.oddonos.com
2007 Startups Awards is organised by Startups.co.uk – the UK’s largest
website for people starting and running their own businesses. Startups
provides free help and advice to 160,000 new visitors every month. www.startupsawards.co.uk
information on Oddono’s Gelati please contact: Christian Oddono on 020 7052
0732 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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information on the 2006 Startups Awards please contact:
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