Awards for Milton Keynes based business GoCode Academy

Posted 26th April 2017

Milton Keynes based business GoCode Academy wins FSB Worldpay UK Business Awards 2017 Young Entrepreneur of the Year, South Central region.

“I am delighted to have won this award from such huge organisations like FSB and WorldPay” said Robert Rajeswaran, CEO “GoCode has grown tremendously and will continue to make an impact as we expand to London and other parts of the UK” he added.

“Robert has been a fantastic member of the Entrepreneurial Spark powered by NatWest community in Milton Keynes from day one of us opening the Hub back in August 2016, it’s good to see the progress he has made with his business and the drive and determination he shows being recognised by this award. Its great that we can give Robert and other Entrepreneurs the support to achieve their goals through our network of Hubs throughout the UK.” said Steve Chown, Entrepreneur Development Manager at Natwest.

GoCode Academy has excelled in its category, showing fantastic 18 months of sustained growth and a great business plan to win this award. They’re now a national finalist

The award, accompanied by a cash prize of £2000, is designed to recognise and reward the excellence, resilience and innovation of SMEs across the country

The top scoring four entries in each category will go forward to a national judging panel to determine who receives the accolade of national category winner.

The Gala Final takes place on 10 May in London hosted by Tim Campbell MBE, the very first winner of BBC TV’s ‘The Apprentice’.

A full list of UK Business Awards can be found at

About GoCode Academy

GoCode Academy is on a mission to inspire the next generation of digital creators. They run a number different programming courses for all ages. After school clubs and holiday camps for young people between 8 to 18 years of age. For adults they run a 12 week web development bootcamp where they take mainly career changers, school leavers and graduates train them in web development and place them into jobs. They’re heavily involved in the local community and run numerous free courses to get more people into coding.

“Dawson attended GoCode Academy’s Easter Coding Camp and he loved it. It gave him an opportunity to interact with other young people and learn things he hasn’t been able to learn at school” said Leanne Taylor, Parent.

GoCode Academy is part of Natwest’s Entrepreneurial Spark backed by DELL, KPMG and Pinsent Masons. They have won numerous awards and have been covered by press nationally. Find out more at

About The UK Business Awards

Winning an FSB and Worldpay UK Business Award says a huge amount about the owner and the business. It’s a great way to showcase the achievements and celebrate the hard work. The accolade allows the business to stand out from the crowd and makes their marketing budget stretch a whole lot further.

FSB and Worldpay are back again to crown 12 more businesses as the winners of their categories, with one business winning the prestigious title of the ‘FSB & Worldpay UK Business of the Year 2017’ Award.

Apprentice winner Tim Campbell, who hosted the 2016 awards, said: “Small businesses are often talked about by politicians as being essential components of the UK economy. Tonight we are really privileged to be able to acknowledge the hard work, impact and success some of these businesses have across the country. The FSB and Worldpay Business Awards will hopefully inspire others to pursue their passions and dreams whilst creating jobs, continuing to bring innovation and maybe even winning awards too!”