A Loughborough startup has been named one of the winners of the ‘Realising the Remarkable’ programme in partnership with Vista and Enterprise Nation.

Gumbo, which aims to reduce food waste through its “recipe search engine”, will be awarded a £7,500 grant and will receive marketing and design support.

The company is one of 20 to win from more than 6-thousand entries.

Founder Jacob Strauss said:

“I am so proud of the people that work with me on Gumbo (shout out to Dawid Wraga, Sam and Brett Wilkinson) and am grateful for the opportunity to take our business to the next level. Winning this award is a testament to our hard work and dedication, and we can’t wait to make the most of this incredible opportunity.”

Enterprise Nation founder Emma Jones CBE said:

“This beautifully creative grant programme is supporting an inspiring cohort of brilliant start-ups and small businesses to grow and realise their remarkable potential.

“Grants and relevant support like this from VistaPrint have become a lifeline to the UK’s entrepreneurial community at a critical moment. It’s wonderful to see so many ambitious small business owners responding to the opportunity and building the brands of the future. We can’t wait to see how this financial boost and trusted guidance will help them to bloom and grow.”