Following the announcement that AstroAgency had been named as finalists in two categories for the prestigious Sir Arthur Clarke awards ceremony in Westminster from one of the world’s oldest space organisations, the British Interplanetary Society (in conjunction with the Arthur C Clarke Foundation), AstroAgency have now been shortlisted for a Great British Entrepreneur Award from close to 5,000 entries.
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards is a platform supported by business and government that celebrates and champions the entrepreneurs behind "brilliant businesses”, according to its website. AstroAgency’s Founder, Daniel Smith, has been named as finalist in the Small Business of the Year category.
The news comes shortly after AstroAgency’s Founder was named as runner up in the 'Space Achievement - Individual’ category in a record year for nominations at the space awards, losing out to the UK Space Agency’s Dr. Alice Bunn, who had worked closely with Ministers to secure a £1.7 billion UK investment in the European Space Agency.
AstroAgency’s SpaceBar initiative with Dallas Campbell and Suzie Imber had also been nominated in the 'Education and Outreach Team' category from close to 200 nominations, for their work to support the sector to network, share knowledge and inspire young people during lockdown.
AstroAgency’s Head of Operations, Daria Filichkina, stated, “To be recognised across three awards and named as finalists from many thousands of entries is a huge honour for our growing team. The Sir Arthur Clarke nominations further demonstrate our dedication to the space sector and the Great British Entrepreneur award shows that our work is being noticed across general business sectors, too. It’s all very exciting for such a young company and we’re grateful to everyone who nominated us!"