UK StartUp Awards South West winner of the Rising Star Award

Bristol business named Rising Star at the 2024 South West StartUp Awards finals

Bristol-based startup SuSy has been named as South West Rising Star at the 2024 South West StartUp Awards.

SuSy is a tech startup founded to make sustainable homes achievable for all. In 2023 they released the SuSy House app, connecting homeowners to the information and resources they need to make their homes more energy efficient. Using their digital twin technology, the business has since expanded to help local authorities and housing associations improve low income homes and social housing.

Bryan Charter, CEO and co-founder of SuSy, said:

“The startup journey is an exciting one and also one that’s full of challenges. Receiving recognition for our efforts is a great encouragement. I’m super proud of the team and their dedication to what we are building and delighted that all of their hard work is being rewarded.”

The UK StartUp Awards were established to highlight the success of startups across ten UK nations and regions, including the South West, and to celebrate the achievements of entrepreneurs in all sectors of the economy. 

Supported nationally by Starling Bank, Airwallex, Chime Agency, Development Bank of Wales, EvaBuild, ForrestBrown, GiftRound, GS1 UK, Join Talent, OVHcloud, Project Simply, ScoreApp, SFC Capital and Welsh Government, Harriet Rees, CIO at Starling Bank says: 

“Turning an idea into a successful business takes a lot of courage and dedication. Congratulations to SuSy on winning their category in the South West and making it to this year’s UK national final. Start-ups need certainty to plan ahead. It’s great to see so many thrive, especially in these challenging economic times.”

Over 44,000 new businesses were created in the South West in 2023 and according to Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, creator of the awards, this demonstrates the growing importance of entrepreneurs to the regional economy. He is also excited that the awards are, yet again, recognising the best new firms from Cornwall to Gloucestershire and celebrating the amazing entrepreneurial talent from every corner of the region. 

He said: “Start-ups are the life of any economy and that is especially true in the South West where new businesses are contributing to job creation, innovation, and prosperity across the whole of this entrepreneurial region. It’s been an honour and a pleasure to read the stories of those founders who have spotted the opportunity and taken the risk to launch their own venture. All of the winners in the South West have demonstrated that they deserve to win their categories and I’m looking forward to having the ‘best of the best’ from the region competing at the UK final later this year”

As a regional winner in their category, SuSy will now progress to the UK Startup Awards final being held at Ideas Fest on September 12th, dubbed ‘the Glastonbury for Entrepreneurs’.