Gutsy Health, makers of Gut Wealth listed as one of The Best Startup Firms

The best startup firms in Scotland have been revealed at the Scotland Start-Up Awards, which were held at the SWG3 Studio Warehouse in Glasgow and saw 24 different awards given out to new businesses in categories such as Digital StartUp of the Year, Global StartUp of the Year and Innovative StartUp of the Year. 

This year, over half of the awards were won by women-owned businesses

The StartUp Awards were established in 2022 to highlight the success of start-ups across ten UK nations and regions and to celebrate the achievements of entrepreneurs in all sectors of the economy. 

Helen Bierton, Chief Banking Officer at Starling Bank said: 

“Huge congratulations must go out to all those businesses that have entered this year’s awards, and not just to the winners. It’s been inspiring to see how resourceful Scottish entrepreneurs are and to know that their work is contributing to Scotland’s economy. We’ve been blown away by the standard of entries.”

Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, creator of the StartUp Awards, said the events have celebrated the best new firms in the UK and recognised the amazing entrepreneurial talent across the nation. 

“In the second year of the Scotland Startup Awards, we have seen yet again the incredible contribution of new businesses to job creation, innovation, and prosperity across the whole of this entrepreneurial nation. It’s been an honour and a pleasure to read the stories of the finalists from across Scotland who have spotted the opportunity and taken the risk to launch their own venture, especially at a time when the economy is still fragile after the Covid pandemic."

Gutsy Health, makers of Gut Wealth liquid supplements were awarded the Rising Star Award

 Gut Wealth Rising Star Award

A huge congratulations to all the category winners and it’s great to see that more than half are from women-owned Scottish startups 

The full list of winners at the 2023 Scotland Startup Awards are: 

The VR Hive

Integro Design Engineering Associates - Business to Business Services StartUp of the Year

Selki Store - Consumer Services StartUp of the Year

The VR Hive - Creative StartUp of the Year

Ethical Intelligence - Digital StartUp of the Year

Nuisance Drinks - Drink StartUp of the Year

Studio Lutalica - Edinburgh StartUp of the Year

Predictiva - Fintech StartUp of the Year

Frangipane Bakery - Food StartUp of the Year

GCM Recruitment - Glasgow StartUp of the Year

Rutland Square Gin - Global StartUp of the Year

Grand Bequest - Green StartUp of the Year

The VR Hive - Innovative StartUp of the Year

OK Positive Ltd - Medtech & Healthtech StartUp of the Year

Raven Botanicals - Online Retail StartUp of the Year

Locum Scottish Health Ltd - Professional Services StartUp of the Year

Minerva Innovation Group - Rebel StartUp of the Year

GLORIAH - Rising Star Award

Gutsy Health makers of Gut Wealth - Rising Star Award

Great Glen Distillery - Rural StartUp of the Year 

Man On! Inverclyde - Social Enterprise StartUp of the Year

Unbaggaged - Technology Services StartUp of the Year

Megan Keith of Stretch Social -Young Entrepreneur of the Year