A Burnley business has won a cash prize of £10,000 to boost their trade. 

'Let's Go Physio' on Northlight Estate in Nelson scooped the prize for trailblazing with technology.

The team of neurological physiotherapists at Let’s Go Physio work to rehabilitate children and adults who have been diagnosed with neurological conditions and other diagnoses.

They plan to purchase video vector gait analysis and 3D scanning equipment that will help assess patients’ walking patterns, resulting in better fitting splints, and footwear leading to more effective, faster rehabilitation. 

Xero, the global small business platform, announced the 28 small businesses and non-profits who have won a share of the £360,000 global prize pool.

Alex von Schirmeister, UK Managing Director at Xero said: “We were blown away by the calibre of UK entries.

"These winners are some of the most inspirational small businesses out there; the ambition, the personal stories, and many of them doing amazing things to support their local communities and make the world a better place too.” 

Launched earlier this year, the Xero Beautiful Business Fund seeks to help Xero's small business customers boost their growth plans and drive future success.

The four winners in the UK were recognised for best demonstrating, in a 90 second video, how they would use the funding to support their future business goals in one of four categories: Innovating for sustainability, strengthening community connection, trailblazing with technology and upskilling for the future. 

Alex added: “We’re extremely honoured to support these small businesses on the next step of their journey.

"I can’t wait to see what they do next and the positive impact they’ll continue to have."

Regional winners were chosen by a regional judging panel composed of local business and industry leaders, Xero accounting and bookkeeping partners and Xero employees, for a total of 28 winners.

A global judging panel made up of global business and industry leaders, technology experts and Xero executives, then selected one global winner in each category from the 28 regional winners.