June 12, 2023
Polegate Business Named at the South East Startup Awards Finals
POLEGATE based startup GRIMLEY FLOORING has been named as the CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING SERVICES winner at the South East finals of the StartUp Awards 2023
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POLEGATE based startup GRIMLEY FLOORING has been named as the CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING SERVICES winner at the South East finals of the StartUp Awards 2023 on the 1st of June.  

Grimley Flooring, a company founded by Simon Grimley in January 2020, has been making waves in the flooring industry with its commitment to helping clients discover the perfect floor for their homes. Originally specialising in carpets, Grimley Flooring expanded its offerings to include Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) flooring inAugust 2021, presenting customers with a wide range of hard flooring designs suitable for any type of home.

InApril 2021, Simon Grimley achieved the distinction of becoming the sole registered Fitter member of the National Institute of Carpet and Floor layers inEast Sussex for carpets. His expertise and dedication to his craft were further recognised in November 2021 when he added LVT to his membership, cementing his position as a trusted professional in the field.

Operating from Polegate, East Sussex, Grimley Flooring has earned a reputation for providing a personalised and highly sought-after client experience, resulting in a significant surge of local interest and demand for their services. With a focus on delivering bespoke solutions, the company has successfully captivated homeowners in the area, helping them transform their living spaces with quality flooring options.

Simon Grimley's entrepreneurial journey showcases his passion for assisting clients in finding the ideal flooring solution that aligns with their unique preferences and requirements. By expanding the company's offerings and attaining recognition within professional organisations, Grimley Flooring has solidified its position as a trusted name in the industry, winning over clients one floor at a time.

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 East final was held at The South of EnglandCentre in Haywards Heath and saw 35 different awards given out to new businesses in categories such as Online Retail StartUp of the Year, Tourism and Leisure StartUp of the Year and Technology Services StartUp of the Year.

Helen Bierton, Chief Banking Officer at Starling Bank says:

“Congratulations to all our StartUp Award finalists and winners in the South East. We’ve had some fascinating entries this year across a broad range of categories including agritech, manufacturing, social enterprise and e-commerce. These businesses are incredibly inspiring and are the main drivers of the local economy.”

Professor DylanJones-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 East 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 East 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:

Climategames - Overall Winner

Agtelligence - Agritech StartUp of the Year

Climate Games - Berkshire StartUp of the Year

Phoenix51 Limited - Buckinghamshire StartUp of the Year

Labl.it - Business to Business ServicesStartUp of the Year

Unthink Ltd - Business, Consulting andManagement StartUp of the Year

Grimley Flooring - Construction and BuildingServices StartUp of the Year

LIME TREE WORK SHOP - Consumer ServicesStartUp of the Year

The Padded Seat - Creative StartUp of the Year

UNI SIM - Digital StartUp of the Year

The Cocktail Broker - Drink StartUp of the Year

Aubilities - Education and Training StartUp of the Year

The Fitting Services - Fashion and BeautyStartUp of the Year

Green Bike Food - Food StartUp of the Year

Beyond Carbon Associates - Green StartUp of the Year

Ripple Suicide Prevention - Hampshire StartUp of the Year 

Chapel House Estate - Hospitality and EventsStartUp of the Year

Sibstar - Innovative StartUp of the Year

Juliemay Lingerie - Kent Start Up of the Year

Zeal Lifestyle Ltd - Manufacturing StartUp of the Year 

Mowbi - Marketing, Advertising and PR StartUp of the Year

Jack Fertility - Medtech and Health tech StartUp of the Year 

lil wabbit - Online Retail StartUp of the Year

Magara Law - Oxfordshire StartUp of the Year

Brave Within LLP - Professional Services StartUp of the Year 

Novai - Rebel StartUp of the Year

WeComm - Recruitment StartUp of the Year

Diversity Alliance Ltd - Rising Star Award

Paseda360 - Rising Star Award

Thrivall - Rising Star Award

ProjectCHAKRA - Social Enterprise Start Up of the Year

Phoenix51 Limited  - Technology Services StartUp of the Year

Moi’s SUP School - Tourism and Leisure Start Up of the Year

Ripple Suicide Prevention - Wellbeing and Fitness Start Up of the Year

Mad Dog Coffee - West Sussex StartUp of the Year

The Pizza Post - Young Entrepreneur of the Year