The multi-sport coaching franchise business, A-Star Sports, has added to its awards tally by winning the Guardian newspaper’s Small Business Network’s Best Practice Exchange category Starting Up.

Since it started in business just over a year ago, A-Start Sports has won a clutch of wards including at the What’s on 4 Junior 2012 awards and the prestigious Startups 100 list – a highly coveted accolade for the UK’s business newcomers.

The latest accolade from the Best Practice Exchange, which showcases the innovation of the UK’s small and medium enterprise community, allowed A-Star Sports to share useful, informative examples of best practice in starting up a business with the Guardian's readers.

A-Star Sports is designed to make sport fun and accessible for children, and its peer-reviewed programme includes weekly classes, parties and holiday clubs, as well as regular sessions in nurseries, playgroups and pre-schools, and supporting wider school activities, which are attracting thousands of attendees per week.

The company recently signed up Great Britain hockey star and Olympic bronze medallist Helen Richardson as an ambassador who has met and will continue to inspire the children who come to the firm's classes and holiday clubs.

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