Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, creator and owner of the easy family of brands (www.easyHistory.info) and the founder and President of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation (https://steliosfoundation.com.cy/), has established The Stelios Awards to promote island-wide business cooperation between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot entrepreneurs by giving promising ventures the funding boost they need to grow. Applications for this year focus exclusively on Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots' business activity and, can be submitted until March 31.
Each group should consist of at least one Greek Cypriot and one Turkish Cypriot businessman/businesswoman. They should be able to prove with evidence that their joint business activity brings financial benefits to the whole island. Finally, the company should have an annual turnover of at least €5,000 and employ another person in addition to the owner.
Sir Stelios Hadji-Ioannou will offer the ten winning teams 20,000 euros each, with the total amount of prizes summing up to 200,000 euros.
The award ceremony will take place online on Thursday, April 28, 2022, with Sir Stelios congratulating the winners via Zoom.