We are excited to announce the winners of our 3rd annual 2017 Stephen Lloyd Awards finale event held on 27 June. After a very vibrant and uplifting evening, this year’s winners are:

SafetyNet Technologies – who design and build devices that use light to help fishermen catch the right fish and tackle some of the biggest issues facing the commercial fishing industry. Their primary goal is to increase the selectivity of commercial fishing practices by being more selective with the fish caught, allowing the industry to become more sustainable. Light, which has been of interest to the fishing gear-technology community since the 1970s, can be used as a tool to achieve this as it’s been shown that light can reduce bycatch by up to 90%.

Settle - an award-winning social enterprise that supports vulnerable young people moving into their first home. By designing and delivering 1:1 training programmes to young homeless people, they ensure that they have the skills needed to sustain a tenancy. Founded in 2014, Settle is now at an important stage in its growth and this year they are scaling their programmes to work with over 160 young people in London, quadrupling their current reach.

Each winner will receive £20,000 to develop their idea, and will also receive extensive pro bono support from the Awards’ community.

For more information about the Stephen Lloyd Awards and how you can get involved, please click here.


Posted on 28/06/2017 in BWB News

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