We’re delighted to announce that our club has been named a finalist ahead of the 2023 National StartUp Awards.
Our success is undoubtedly thanks to a small team of hard-working and determined team member volunteers that share a common goal of growing a community of passionate and down-to-earth ladies and gentlemen club members.
Thanks to our members, coupled with our beloved partners and sponsors who help shape the future of our club, we have a winning team!
Club team principal Greg Greatbatch commented ‘We’re of course delighted to be recognised in this way. My thanks to our dedicated team of professionals, for all the hard work they have put in to get us where we are today.
When asked by the judges ‘What makes Four Marks Supercar Club different?’ Greg commented ‘Unlike the typical supercar club reputation, our club is definitely not a club for ‘who has the best or most expensive car’, there are plenty of clubs available if that is your thing.’
‘Whilst we’re more strict than many supercar clubs with entry criteria, we are actually more focused on attracting those that have a genuine interest in other’s pride and joys and those that welcome a diverse array of marques, something you just don’t get with one-marque owners clubs. Some have called it a ‘refreshing and ‘classier’ alternative to other options out there’.’
Greg finished by saying ‘We continue to work with our valuable partners and sponsors to make the club even better. We have lots of exciting plans to roll out over the coming months and years.’
The awards ceremony takes place in June and we’re excited to be a part of it.
Special thanks to:
The Finance Hut
MAP Financial Wealth Management
Aston Martin Chichester
McLaren New Forest
Hendy Performance Lotus
Systems2 Consulting Ltd
And everyone else that has helped us over the years
Hasn’t the club been around since 2015?
One of the eligibility criteria to be considered for an award was the company needed to be formed within the last 3 years. Whilst Four Marks Car Club was started in 2015 as a hobby club, the success necessitated incorporation in Feb 2021 as a CIC (Community Interest Company) / non-profit.
About the 2023 National StartUp Awards
The National StartUp Awards has been launched to recognise the booming startup scene across the UK which has accelerated since the 2019 pandemic. Over 800,000 new businesses were founded in the UK since 2021, a 4.3% increase from the year before.
A record number of businesses applied to this year’s StartUp Awards, with 1,100 firms shortlisted across ten UK nations and regions. The contribution of these firms – all of which were started in the last three years – is significant, having created over 5,000 new jobs since they were established and generating annual sales of £584 million.
Supported nationally by Starling Bank, British Business Bank, BT, Creative Ideaz, GS1 UK, Jeeves, Join Talent, ScoreApp and The Purposeful Project, the programme will celebrate the achievements of the amazing individuals who have turned an idea into an opportunity and taken the risk to launch a new product or service.
The cohort of finalists will be considered for the regional prizes by a panel of seasoned judges with experience founding or supporting entrepreneurial ventures.
Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, the creator of the StartUp Awards, said:
“Start-up businesses are the lifeblood of any economy, being responsible for new jobs, innovation and in supporting communities in every nation and region across the UK. All of the finalists this year represent the best of those entrepreneurs who have spotted an opportunity and through their sheer hard work, talent and perseverance, have created an amazing new business that is creating real impact in its sector.”
The StartUp Awards was created in collaboration with the team behind the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, one of the most successful awards programmes in the UK.