'Celebrating Triumph Beyond Adversity' Standards of Excellence & Startup Awards

Dec 7, 2023, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Aurora Ballroom, Sunborn Yacht Hotel, 35 Ocean Village Promenade, Gibraltar, GX11 1AA

The Standards of Excellence and Startup Awards in Gibraltar recognise and honour exceptional individuals, businesses and initiatives that embody the spirit of innovation, growth and positive impact within the local community. Join us 7th December 2023 for our End of Year Party and prize giving celebration to our startup and business community.

In-person event

About this event

The Standards of Excellence and Startup Awards in Gibraltar recognise and honour exceptional individuals, businesses and initiatives that embody the spirit of innovation, growth and positive impact within the local community.

Nominees are to be evaluated based on their ability to creatively address market needs, foster growth and make a lasting mark. With a focus on sustainability, collaboration, and customer satisfaction nominees should have demonstrated adaptability in the face of challenges and a commitment to ethical practices. Their contributions are marked by innovative solutions, market differentiation and a forward-looking vision, indicative of their potential for scalability and long-term success. This criteria collectively celebrates excellence, resilience, and the spirit of entrepreneurship that enriches Gibraltar's business landscape. Nominations are open to everyone this year, please include reason for nominating.

Social Responsibility & Charitable Organisations Excellence Award


Businesses & non-profits prioritising their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices and demonstrating a commitment to change actively engaging with selfless community initiatives, supporting the arts and charities, fundraising or donating.

  • Mr. Charles Trico 
  • GibSams 
  • Chestertons Gibraltar 
  • Kishin Alwani Foundation 
  • PJI Foundation 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Excellence Award

WINNER: Parasol Foundation Trust

"Diversity is where everyone is invited to the party. Inclusion means that everyone gets to contribute to the playlist. Equity means that everyone has the opportunity to dance/experience the music."

  • Lottoland 
  • Count Me in DEIB Conference 
  • Montagu Group 
  • Parasol Foundation 
  • Belonging Base 
  • Abacus Gibraltar 
  • Hassans International Law Firm Ltd 

Environment Social Governance Excellence Award

WINNER: The Nautilus Project 

Environmental, social, and corporate governance is designed to be integrated into an organisation's strategy to create enterprise value by expanding the organisational objectives to include the identification, assessment and management of sustainability-related risks and opportunities in respect to all organisational stakeholders and the environment.

  • The Nautilus Foundation 
  • Deloitte Ltd - Climate Collective 
  • Sunborn Gibraltar 
  • OTWO Magazine 
  • LaPri - The Label 
  • Isolas LLP

Startup & Business Ecosystem Partner Award

WINNER: Young Enterprise Gibraltar

Honouring businesses, organisations or individuals that actively collaborate with and provide essential services to startups, SME’s and businesses, such as co-working spaces, legal services, mentorship and more.

  • SRG Network 
  • Knightsbridge Incorporations 
  • Quorum Business Solutions 
  • University of Gibraltar 
  • Gibtelecom Business 
  • Hassans International Law Firm Ltd 
  • Young Enterprise 
  • Specifix Gibraltar 

Gibraltar Fintech of the Year

Recognising startups in the financial technology sector that have demonstrated exceptional growth, good practices, innovation and a positive impact on the industry locally.

WINNER: Ribbon 

  • Gnosis 
  • Tap Global 
  • Orbital 
  • Ribbon 

Best Local Startup Award 

WINNER: The Hummingbird Cafe

“Rooted in innovation, a startup aims to remedy deficiencies of existing products or create entirely new categories of goods and services, disrupting entrenched ways of thinking and doing business for entire industries."

  • Sustainabuild 
  • LIS Gibraltar 
  • Truly Conscious 
  • The Hummingbird Cafe 
  • Better Change 

Best Female Entrepreneur Award

WINNER: Tyrene Gomila - Special Memories Photography

"A woman or a group of women who create, initiate, organise and operate a business or enterprise. A woman entrepreneur is therefore a confident, creative and innovative woman desiring economic independence individually and simultaneously creating employment opportunities for others."

  • Melanie Soiza-Stagnetto - The Nautilus Foundation 
  • Tyrene Gomila - Special Memories Photography
  • Candice Marsh - Sustainabuild and GBSG 
  • Victoria Reed - Better Change 
  • Elizabeth Galea and Louise Roberts - Lifetime Insurance Consultants 
  • Elke Hurtado - The Muscle Baker
  • Elka Olivares - The Jewel Box & Beautiful Moments by Elka

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Thursday, December 7, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM UTC


  • Denise Matthews

    OME - One Media & Events

    Chapter Director

  • Mark Wilson

    MACH Digital


  • Martha Keywood

    Team Member

  • Lianne Wink

    Team Member


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HM Government of Gibraltar

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Hassans International Law Firm

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OME - One Media & Events

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