Rewarding the very best the web has to offer, the shortlist represents a selection of useful sites and apps with something for everyone

LUXURY

ANNOUSHKA
www.annoushka.com

The jewellery brand was founded in 2009 by entrepreneur and designer Annoushka Ducas MBE and is now a global name, with boutiques in Chelsea, Mayfair and at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong as well as concessions in some of the world’s most famous department stores including Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges.

LUXURY COTSWOLD RENTALS
luxurycotswoldrentals.co.uk

The Luxury Cotswold Rentals difference is based on hand picking the best holiday cottages and private country houses available, whose owners pride themselves in creating a home away from home that is a world away and unique concierge service.

PLAN SOUTH AMERICA
www.plansouthamerica.com

This company crafts one of a kind adventures to Latin America and Antarctica. Each trip is customised, combining clients’ requests with meticulous planning and expansive network of local contacts.

FASHION

MODAFIRMA
modafirma.com

Dedicated to women’s fashion, the website stocks exquisitely designed clothing and accessories by emerging artists. Classic pieces combine with directional styles in an extremely eclectic collection – so there is something for everyone, whatever their vibe.

NOT SUCH A MODEL MUM
www.notsuchamodelmum.com

A fashion, lifestyle and mum blog set up by two friends who are mums and models.

SHEERLUXE
sheerluxe.com

One of the UK’s leading online fashion and lifestyle publishers featuring news, views, edits and opinions on all things relevant and desirable for the modern woman. SheerLuxe utilises digital technology to give readers 360-degree access to the SheerLuxe lifestyle, including its VIP scheme, reader events, podcasts, video series and more.

TROY LONDON
www.troylondon.com

TROY designs coats, jackets and wardrobe staples that are loved by stylish women all overthe world, including The Duchess of Cambridge, Poppy Delevigne and Jacquetta Wheeler. Combining quality fabrics and unique details, TROY delivers practical but luxurious pieces to enjoy season after season. Favouring natural fabrics and trims, the colour palette is chic and understated, but often with colour pops and contemporary design twists.

CHILDREN

KIDLY
www.kidly.co.uk

KIDLY is a fabulous online store selling design-led and genuinely useful things for 0-4s, which stocks over 200 brands and its own range, KIDLY Label. The company recognises that parenting is already hard enough, so they have tried to make shopping for kids easier. The team tests every product with real families before they sell it, they have designed the site to be used one-handed and it’s online to help customers fourteen hours a day, 365 days a year.

MY BABA
www.mybaba.com

My Baba is an online magazine, packed with expert advice on fertility, pregnancy, motherhood and parenting.

SCANDIBORN
www.scandiborn.co.uk

Scandibørn was born from a passion for Scandinavian-inspired design. It is an online lifestyle boutique that brings the best of Scandinavian-inspired children's design to the UK. From contemporary furniture to nursery accessories, homewares and Mama gifts, Scandibørn has it all.

SPOTS & STRIPES
spots-and-stripes.com

An earth-friendly brand formulated for the unique needs of tween/young teen skin (8 to 14 year-olds). Spots & Stripes steps in when the baby/child formulas don’t cut it anymore, with fun-looking products for skin and hair that are highly natural, super gentle and actually work.

HOME & GARDEN

HOUSE & GARDEN
www.houseandgarden.co.uk

From Condé Nast; the best in international design and decoration in the home and garden.

MY BESPOKE ROOM
www.mybespokeroom.com

For as little as £95, customers can access a dedicated professional designer who will produce a unique, bespoke room design based on individual tastes and style preferences – all completed in a hassle-free online environment. You get straightforward, practical advice, tips and guidance from people hand-picked for their loveliness. And whilst the designers at My Bespoke Room may be highly qualified, you won't need a Masters in Design to put their ideas in place!

ROCKETT ST GEORGE
www.rockettstgeorge.co.uk

Home accessories/lifestyle store sourcing unique, authentic and quirky pieces bursting with individuality.

WILLOW CROSSLEY
www.willowcrossley.com

Based in the Oxfordshire countryside, Willow Crossley is a full time floral and interior stylist, creating wild and whimsical arrangements full of colour, pattern and movement.

FOOD & DRINK

GREAT BRITISH CHEFS
www.greatbritishchefs.com

One of the fastest growing food websites in the UK. Both sites are go-to destinations for foodies in search of recipe inspiration, technical expertise and the latest chef and restaurant news and reviews.

LIZZIE LOVES HEALTHY
lizzieloveshealthy.com

Lizzie Loves Healthy is a blog showcasing deliciously easy, nutrient packed recipes that everyone can feast on, with tips and tricks on how to keep families happy and healthy.

SPOONGURU
www.spoon.guru

‘Technology Gamechanger of the Year’ – World Retail Awards 2018. This award winning AI platform supports the widest array of well-being, lifestyle and medical diets, accurately matching foods and recipes to people’s unique dietary needs. Whatever the dietary requirements, check any product by scanning barcodes to check if a product fits your profile.

TRAVEL & LEISURE

BOOKINGS FOR YOU
www.bookingsforyou.com

Specialising in luxury villa rentals in Italy and France, with a consistent focus on customer service.

LUXURY COTSWOLD RENTALS
luxurycotswoldrentals.co.uk

The Luxury Cotswold Rentals difference is based on hand picking the best holiday cottages and private country houses available, whose owners pride themselves in creating a home away from home that is a world away and unique concierge service.

THE LUXURY TRAVEL BOOK
theluxurytravelbook.com

A personal selection of luxury city apartments and villas to rent in some of the worlds most beautiful destinations. The Luxury Travel Book also provide a concierge service, organising extras and offering recommendations for your stay.

SALLY & ALICE
www.sallyandalice.com

Sally & Alice Travel Co’s priority has always been real life human connections: booking clients into owner-run lodges with heart; discovering the travel industry's best on-the-ground guides and fixers; or taking clients out for lunch to understand exactly what makes them tick.

PROPERTY

ANYJUNK
www.anyjunk.co.uk

Voted one of the UK’s 100 most exciting, fast-growth companies and winner of ‘UK Business of the Year‘ at the British Chamber of Commerce Awards 2017, AnyJunk is reinventing bulky waste collection with technology and has grown to become the UK’s largest operator and undertake around 2,000 clearances per week.

CARTER JONAS
www.carterjonas.co.uk

Carter Jonas delivers its property services globally through strategic alliances with international partners. The company balances its distinguished history with modern services and a cutting-edge approach.

HOUSEKEEP
housekeep.com

Housekeep makes it easy to find a trusted, experienced house cleaner in your local area. Every cleaner is English-speaking, friendly, reliable and trustworthy. They've been interviewed in-person, background-checked and rated 5-stars by their customers.

THE LIST
www.houseandgarden.co.uk/the-list

An indispensable guide/directory for anybody wanting work done to their home by a design professional. You’ll find the best decorators, architects, landscape designers, specialists and makers on The List.

ARTS/CULTURE

THE DISCERNER
www.thediscerner.com

Fascinated by contemporary art but always disappointed by the options offered to the public to discover new artists and art galleries, Celine Gaurier-Joubert decided to create a unique platform that allows the most talented artists to get connected to their potential clients thanks to a luxury publication, an online gallery and a private circle of art lovers and collectors.

A LITTLE BIRD
a-littlebird.com

A website and a weekly newsletter, A Little Bird is an insider’s guide to the best of culture and style in London. From getting early bird tickets to Hamilton when it first opened to half price food at the new Caravan restaurant, it only recommends to its readers what they all love. As India Knight comments, ‘It reads like being given tips by girlfriends whose taste you trust. It’s great.'

LONDON ART STUDIES
londonartstudies.com

A newly launched series of specialist (jargon-free) online courses on the London Art Studies websitse are easy to access wherever you are in the world. You can dip in and out of the website, and look up an artist before a gallery visit, or watch a five minute film because you want to know what Impressionism is (in five easy points).

BUSINESS/CORPORATE

ELIXIRR
www.elixirr.com

Elixirr is a different type of consultancy helping clients change the game in their industries. The consultancy delivers traditional strategy, transformation and organisational change programmes, but what is special about what it does is that innovation underpins it all, making the advice anything but traditional.

GAEST.COM
www.gaest.com

Northern Europe’s largest online marketplace for listing, discovering and booking meeting spaces. Gaest.com brings convenience to booking spaces for meetings, workshops or photo shoots. From roof gardens to upcycled ferries and everything in between, Gaest.com aims to ‘make meetings matter.’

THE MARQUE
www.themarque.com

In the modern world, your first impression is usually a digital one. Opinions are formed based on the material we find online. This can be an asset if you are in control of the information displayed when you are searched for on the Web. A Marque Profile allows you to take control with the same care and attention to detail that characterise how you present yourself in your day-to-day offline life.

STARTUPS

GUARDHOG
guardhog.com

Insurance for the sharing economy. GUARDHOG is dedicated to growing the peer-to-peer economy and is achieving this through the delivery of innovative and technology driven insurance solutions.

KINSU
kinsu.co.uk

With no confusing jargon or grey areas, Kinsu makes insurance simple and transparent. Kinsu also believes that insurance can be a force for good. Each policy you buy helps to support one rough sleeper get away from the street, together with their UK- based charity partner StreetLink.

OLIVINE LIFE
www.olivinelife.com

A virtual interior design consulting service available across the UK. Users choose from one of three room design packages (starting from £150) that include style concepts, a 2D room visual, floor plan, shopping lists, installation and styling tips.

STORCX
storcx.com

Storcx is the go to personalised money pooling website, enabling everyone to attain luxuries they have always wanted by clubbing in together for a present, event or holiday.

EDUCATIONAL

ARCHAELOGY OF CROSSRAIL
archaeology.crossrail.co.uk

This exhibition on Crossrail has been made available online through this website. As you walk through the exhibition space in stunning 360 degree imagery, you are taken on a site-based journey, following the map of the new Elizabeth line. Clicking on objects within this virtual exhibition provides a fascinating insight into the history of London and a glimpse of what the future holds for this great city.

LONDON ART STUDIES
londonartstudies.com

A newly launched series of specialist (jargon-free) online courses on the London Art Studies are easy to access wherever you are in the world. You can dip in and out of the website, and look up an artist before a gallery visit, or watch a five minute film because you want to know what Impressionism is (in five easy points).

SUPERPROF
www.superprof.co.uk

Founded in Paris in August 2013, Superprof is a platform connecting students and tutors in the sharing economy. After four and a half years Superprof now boasts over three million tutors, teachers, coaches, musicians and artists across its platforms. In 2017 alone, Superprof helped four million students find their perfect tutor in nineteen different countries.

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
www.surrey.ac.uk

A comprehensive website giving an overview of the courses on offer, facilities etc.

WELLBEING

COMPLETE PHYSIO
complete-physio.co.uk

Complete Physio is a group of private physiotherapy clinics providing first class physiotherapy and sports injury treatment. Based in seven convenient Central London locations. You can book online.

LITTLE AURELIA
www.aureliaskincare.com/littleaurelia

Bio-organic, luxury skincare to nurture and support your little one’s wellbeing and help them sleep soundly. Designed for babies and young children, Little Aurelia blends gentle yet effective botanical ingredients with soothing essential oils to calm and settle at bath time and before bed.

SPACEMASKS
www.spacemasks.com

Known for their award winning eye masks, with endorsements from the likes of Grazia, Vogue, Tatler, The Times.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION/INNOVATION

GAEST.COM
www.gaest.com

Northern Europe’s largest online marketplace for listing, discovering and booking meeting spaces. Gaest.com brings convenience to booking spaces for meetings, workshops or photo shoots. From roof gardens to upcycled ferries and everything in between, Gaest.com aims to ‘make meetings matter.’

GUARDHOG
guardhog.com

Insurance for the sharing economy. GUARDHOG is dedicated to growing the peer-to-peer economy and is achieving this through the delivery of innovative and technology driven insurance solutions.

THE PAY INDEX
www.thepayindex.com

Crowd sources senior executive management data anonymously. The platform allows senior executives to benchmark themselves to peers against different job titles, functions, industries and geographies for free, both locally and internationally. The Pay Index enables companies to gain view on current global executive compensation expectations to assist with attracting and retaining the very best talent.

CHARITY/SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

BORN FREE
www.bornfree.org.uk/

Since 1984, Born Free has been working tirelessly to ensure that all wild animals, whether living in captivity or in the wild, are treated with compassion and respect. The charity works across the world to preserve and protect wildlife in its natural habitat – finding Compassionate Conservation solutions so that humans and wildlife can co-exist peacefully.

THE MAYHEW
themayhew.org

Mayhew is an animal welfare charity working to improve life for dogs, cats and the people in our community – at our home in London and internationally.

WALKABOUT FOUNDATION
www.walkaboutfoundation.org

Walkabout Foundation restores dignity, freedom and independence by providing wheelchairs and rehabilitation in the developing world and funding research to find a cure for paralysis.

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

GREAT BRITISH CHEFS
www.greatbritishchefs.com

One of the fastest growing food websites in the UK, the go-to destination for foodies in search of recipe inspiration, technical expertise and the latest chef and restaurant news and reviews.

ROCKETT ST GEORGE
www.rockettstgeorge.co.uk

Home accessories/lifestyle store sourcing unique, authentic and quirky pieces bursting with individuality.

SHEERLUXE
sheerluxe.com

SheerLuxe.com is one of the UK’s leading online fashion and lifestyle publishers featuring news, views, edits and opinions on all things relevant and desirable for the modern woman. SheerLuxe utilises digital technology to give readers 360-degree access to the SheerLuxe lifestyle, including its VIP scheme, reader events, podcasts, video series and more.

SWEETPEA AND WILLOW
www.sweetpeaandwillow.com

Home to beautiful furniture, lighting, cushions and accessories, this company has one vision in mind, to inspire every house owner to create a home of their dreams, at affordable prices.

USEFUL

ANYJUNK
www.anyjunk.co.uk

Voted one of the UK’s 100 most exciting, fast-growth companies and winner of ‘UK Business of the Year‘ at the British Chamber of Commerce Awards 2017, AnyJunk is reinventing bulky waste collection with technology, undertaking around 2,000 clearances per week.

BOB BOOKS
www.bobbooks.co.uk

The go-to site for personalised photobooks, calendars or wall art for cherishing precious moments.

KINSU
kinsu.co.uk

UK’s fastest and kindest insurance app, providing a simple and reliable way to protect the things you love in under two minutes. With no confusing jargon or grey areas, Kinsu makes insurance simple and transparent.

SCHOOL NOTICES
www.schoolnotices.co.uk

A secure digital platform for independent school parents to buy, sell, trade, rent and find internships or holiday work for their children.

TOUCHNOTE
www.touchnote.com

Multi-award-winning mobile and desktop app that turns your pictures into gorgeous photo cards and gifts. In a world where digital photos and messages disappear or are quickly forgotten, TouchNote is giving people a more thoughtful way to keep in touch and share memories in a lasting, meaningful way. Its core value is to help people be their most thoughtful selves.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE

The leaders in this category will be announced on 1st November, when voting will continue for those shortlisted.

October 2018