Wellbeing entrepreneur Liz Earle and Dragons’ Den investor Touker Suleyman are two of the judges in a national competition.

The Startups Awards is open to independent firms set up less than four years ago.

Categories include Start Up, Inspiring Entrepreneur, App, Crowdfunded Business, Export, Franchisee, Innovative Business, Lean Start-up, Product, Retail , Service, Tech, Venture Funded, Women, Young Entrepreneur and Social Impact .

Previous winners are Notonthehighstreet.com and estate agency Purplebricks.

Finalists will be announced on October 11 and winners on November 30. Closing date for entries is September 15. To enter, see startupsawards.co.uk