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UMATR shortlisted for StartUp awards National Series

We’re super excited to announce that UMATR, along with the founder, Mitchell, have been named StartUp Awards National Series 2022 finalists in two categories: Recruitment StartUp and Young Entrepreneur.

We have been named one of the most exciting new businesses in the region after being shortlisted as part of a brand new awards programme.

​The StartUp Awards National Series has been launched to recognise the booming startup scene across the UK which has accelerated since the pandemic began. In 2020, when most of the world was shutting down, more than 400,000 startups were set up in Britain, with similar increases seen in other European countries.

There was stiff competition with over 2,500 applications received in response to the Startup Awards National Series’ first-ever call for entries.

Mitchell, Founder of UMATR said: ‘“It’s an absolute pleasure for UMATR to be the finalists for Young Entrepreneur AND recruitment start-up, and especially to be the finalists amongst all the other great companies and entrepreneurs. It is an amazing feeling to see all our hard work and success being recognized after only recently closing out our first 12 months since launching.

​This is really just the beginning for UMATR. Each day we get one step closer to being a household name. One step closer to announcing our plans that introduce a model that we believe to be the future of Talent Partnerships, and even roll out our own technology! Each day we are one step closer to becoming a publicly-traded company, and using our profits to build homes for people that need them the most.”

​Supported nationally by BT, EY, Dell & Intel, the programme will celebrate the achievements of the amazing individuals across the UK who have turned an idea into an opportunity and taken the risk to launch a new product or service.

​Co-founded by the team behind the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, the new series follows the success of the Wales StartUp Awards, after organizers recognised the exceptional potential in the startup scene across the other British regions.

Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, the creator of the StartUp Awards National Series, said: “​​New firms are important for generating economic prosperity, employment opportunities and innovation. Since 2016, the Wales StartUp Awards have celebrated this amazing annual contribution to our economy by entrepreneurs and the impact they have on communities across the nation.

“Given the sheer volume of phenomenal startups we’ve heard from since then, as well as the huge post-pandemic shift in people’s desires to take their career in a new direction and set up a business against the odds, we felt it was the right time to take the programme nationwide. We’ve been blown away by the standard of entries in this first year and truly look forward to crowning the winners in June.”




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