Anne Boden
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.

How Amazon Alexa is helping children learn to code

As part of our commitment to promoting the diverse range of exciting careers available for young people in STEM, Amazon’s UK head office opened its doors to the next generation of innovators and inventors.

The Amazon Campus Challenge supports the next generation of business leaders

Amazon has announced the launch of its new Campus Challenge competition and is encouraging students across the country to sign up for the programme to be in with the chance of winning up to £10,000 for their team.

Amazon and Enterprise Nation kick off ‘Clicks and Mortar’ with Manchester store for small business

Amazon has partnered with Enterprise Nation to launch Clicks and Mortar, a new programme to help small businesses grow on both the high street and online.

Next up for Amazon UK employees: build your own small business delivering Amazon packages

The program continues Amazon’s long-time commitment of empowering employees to pursue career aspirations

Amazon announces Launchpad Startup Summit

Startups met for a day of networking and workshops at our UK head office aimed at helping them launch their products through Amazon Launchpad

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.

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.

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.

Small British businesses use Alexa to innovate

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

Retail's digital transformation

Speaking at the British Retail Consortium Annual Lecture, our UK Country Manager, Doug Gurr, identified five ways in which digital is transforming retail and called on the industry to work together to help prepare the UK for the future world of work.

Helping Scotland’s SMEs get online, innovate, and export

Helping SMEs export and use innovation to grow their business were the main themes today at our Amazon Academy held at the EICC in Edinburgh.
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