Entrepreneur builds the bank of the future in the cloud
After the banking crisis of 2008, Anne Boden saw the opportunities offered by new technologies as the key to redefine the relationship between banks and their customers. At 50, she set out to build the bank of the future. Today, her mobile-only Starling Bank serves customers all over the UK thanks to Amazon Web Services. Read More
Empowering small businesses
The most radical and transformative of inventions are often those that empower others to unleash their creativity—to pursue their dreams. These are the stories of the inventors, authors, and small business owners who are transforming their lives with Amazon.

Virtual reality with guts: British startup unlocks the magic of science for children

Using augmented reality technologies to make science more accessible and fun for children and adults alike is the mission of Curiscope, the startup founded by Brighton-based Ed Barton and Ben Kidd. Thanks to Amazon Launchpad, Curiscope is making kids all over the world fall in love with anatomy through its interactive t-shirts.

Children’s author scores a goal against cystic fibrosis

Journalist and football aficionado Martin Smith has found self-publishing to be an opportunity to raise awareness on cystic fibrosis, a condition that has affected him since childhood. It turned out to be the start of a new, unexpected chapter in his life.

Computer kits designed to unleash creativity

Kano is the company behind the computer anyone can make, with simple steps, playful projects, and creative tools for people who want to make technology, not just use it. Kano launched in 2013 and developed with the help of hundreds of young people, artists, and teachers worldwide.

Small British businesses use Alexa to innovate

Laundrapp, a dry cleaning business in London, uses Alexa to innovate in a 150-year-old industry.

Rural entrepreneur couple finds the key to a family-first lifestyle

Henry and Tracey left the corporate life behind when they moved to the coast of Dorset. In e-commerce, they found the key to a more balanced lifestyle, and a source of strength during a difficult time.

Recognising small business success

We are proud supporters of the Amazon Growing Business Awards, the Rural Business Awards, and the National Business Awards ‘Digital Business of the Year’ in the UK.

Capital Economics UK SME Growth Tracker

The SME Growth Tracker by Capital Economics is an independent, in-depth piece of research based on extensive YouGov polling of over 1,000 SMEs in Britain.

Get your movie or series made

Since launching in November 2010, Amazon Studios has been an avenue for hugely talented writers and filmmakers to break into the entertainment industry. If you're an aspiring filmmaker or screenwriter, you can submit your ideas for movies and original shows. And, unlike the traditional path for these careers, you'll get real-time feedback—from customers. If customers love your idea, it can be made into a feature film or episodic series.

Enabling SME Growth Through E-commerce and Exports

Thank you to Amazon for sharing the vision and for the work you are here to do today at the Academy.

Sell your product to millions of customers

Individuals and businesses of all sizes can reach hundreds of millions of customers instantly when they sell their products on Amazon. Sellers can list their products with no listing fee and have their products featured right alongside items carried by Amazon.

Grow Your Business in the Cloud

Whether you are running applications that share photos to millions of mobile users or you're supporting the critical operations of your business, you need rapid access to flexible and low cost IT resources. With Amazon Web Services (AWS), you don't need to make large upfront investments in hardware and spend a lot of time on the heavy lifting of managing that hardware. Instead, you can provision exactly the right type and size of computing resources you need to power your newest bright idea or operate your IT department. You can access as many resources as you need, almost instantly, and only pay for what you use.

Publish your book

We believe that if you write a book, you should be able to publish it. Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) empowers you to do just that—it's an easy-to-use self-publishing platform that lets anyone who has a story publish it. Whether it's a book you wrote years ago that never got picked up or a short story you wrote last month and want to share with readers, KDP empowers writers to bring their work to readers in Amazon Kindle Stores around the world. You can also publish and distribute your book in print with CreateSpace—it's free and offers similar benefits to KDP like worldwide distribution and higher royalties.

Boost your sales with Amazon's Fulfilment Network

FBA sellers use Amazon to store, pack and ship their products directly to customers.

Make money on your site

If you have a blog or website and want to make extra money, you can become an Amazon Associate—linking to products on Amazon. Every time one of your followers clicks on one of those links and buys a product from Amazon.co.uk, you earn referral fees.

Crime for a change

How a famous English landmark inspired Louise to reinvent her career

Entrepreneur builds the bank of the future in the cloud

After the banking crisis of 2008, Anne Boden saw the opportunities offered by new technologies as the key to redefine the relationship between banks and their customers. At 50, she set out to build the bank of the future. Today, her mobile-only Starling Bank serves customers all over the UK thanks to Amazon Web Services.

New SME Growth Tracker research reveals SMEs forecast faster growth in the coming year

From micro-businesses through to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), companies employing fewer than 250 people are the backbone of the UK economy, making up over 99 per cent of all UK businesses and providing 60 per cent of UK private sector employment. Their confidence, future growth, and ability to harness the power of the internet and technology are all significant indicators of Britain’s quality of life and ability to compete on the global economic stage.

Readers all around the world are now Mark’s jury

Successful lawyer or best-selling author? Mark Dawson’s choice.
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