Artemis Optical Limited announced as Regional Finalists for HSBC’s Business Thinking Initiative Awards 2011!


198 businesses across the South West, UK applied for the HSBC’s Business Thinking initiative and Artemis are delighted to have been shortlisted as one of the six Regional Finalists.

The ‘Business Thinking’ initiative which ran for the first time last year will help HSBC to find and fund the UK’s most innovative and forward thinking companies.

Ian Moyes (Artemis -Managing Director) has been invited, along with the other regional finalists to attend a Thought Exchange Trip in Dubai, January 2012, funded by HSBC.  This will allow Artemis to meet with other businesses and to investigate trade opportunities.

Following this trip, regional finalists will pitch to a panel of judges who will select two regional winners.  Regional Winners will benefit from a financial reward of 2% of their lending (up to £120,000) together with a range of media coverage.  The overall winner in addition, will receive double the overall UK winner’s financial reward to up to £240K.

Ian Moyes Comments,

“We are delighted to have been shortlisted as a Regional finalist for the Business Thinking Initiative.  For us, this is recognition as an ambitious, forward thinking business; we believe that Artemis Optical Ltd is exactly that.  This is a great opportunity for us, not only for the potential financial reward, but more importantly the chance for us to meet with other innovative entrepreneurs and to learn from them.  This experience is one more catalyst to enable us to achieve our mission statement; IMPROVE!”


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