Startups is the UK’s leading independent, online resource for anyone starting and growing a business.
Established in 2000, Startups.co.uk is the longest serving, largest and most comprehensive advice platform available covering everything you need to know to start, buy, run or sell a business.
With growing businesses accounting for a large portion of the DeVono client-base – joining forces with Startups as their commercial property partner seemed like the natural move for both parties.
DeVono has partnered with Startups.co.uk on the Young Guns initiative for a number of years. In 2016 we first sponsored the 2016 Young Guns Awards, where DeVono founder Robert Leigh presented the Golden Gun Award to SwiftKey’s Dr Ben Medlock MBE and Jon Reynolds MBE at 2016 Young Guns.
The haysmacintyre Top Gun title was awarded to Olivia Burton founders Jemma Fennings and Lesa Bennett.
DeVono was delighted to sponsor the 2016 Startups Awards which took place at the iconic Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington on 17th November. Now in its thirteenth year, the Startups Awards has earned a reputation for unearthing some of the UK’s finest entrepreneurial businesses, and shining a spotlight on the start-up market.
Previous winners have gone on to enjoy phenomenal success, including BeatThatQuote.com, Ella’s Kitchen, Glasses Direct, The Book Depository, Naked Wines, Secret Escapes, The Cambridge Satchel Company and most recently YPlan and Raspberry Pi.
There were 13 categories open to companies that commenced trading less than four years ago. Covering every business area, these include Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Tech Business of the Year.
All of the winners are selected by a judging panel consisting of some of the UK’s top entrepreneurs which in the last couple of years has included, to name just a few, Cath Kidston MBE, Dragon’s Den dragon and founder of Moonpig co-founder and founder of DeVono – Robert Leigh.
"Having appointed DeVono in March 2016 to find our next high profile London office from 2018, we have not been disappointed with their high level of service and meticulous attention to detail from the very first day, through to signing the Agreement for Lease and beyond. They assured us during the tender process that they would be right by our side all the way through and not just appointed to “do the deal” and this is exactly what we received."
"We’ve worked with DeVono for several years through various stages of our evolution. We’ve had to meet the challenges of COVID-19 head on including adjusting our real estate strategy. To understand our options, and how best to progress we turned once again to DeVono. They were always there, ready to guide us to ensure we got the best outcome for the business."
"We have used DeVono as our property advisers for a number of years. Their greatest strengths lie in their ability to understand quickly what is required and to grasp all the relevant issues. They regularly ‘think outside the box’ and offer creative solutions to complex problems. We have no hesitation in recommending them."
"I must also comment that the service received from DeVono has been exemplary. In what I have experienced to be the unpleasant world of estate agency it has been a real joy to work with you. You have been driven, proactive, reliable and extremely quick and responsive. The fact that you are pleasant to work with has been a bonus. Working with DeVono has been one of the very best customer experiences of my business career."
"We were very satisfied with the service provided. You helped us find the perfect office to meet our needs and were prompt and effective in negotiating the deal on our behalf."
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