A Dudley product designer is in the running for a national entrepreneurial award.

Sanjeev Dass, 22, who graduated from Coventry University last year, is one of six nominees in the Most Innovative Start-Up category in the Start Young Global Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2014.

Start Young Global is a worldwide network of young entrepreneurs, which provides guidance, advice and other resources to help new businesses and start-ups to develop and grow their brands.

Sanjeev’s nomination for one of their awards is a further boost for his recently established business Dass Design. His company’s first commercial product, a home organiser called the key-pad, is currently shortlisted for the prestigious Shell LiveWire Grand Ideas Awards for innovative young business people in the UK. The key-pad also made the home accessories shortlist for the Giftware Association’s Gift of the Year 2014.

The winners of the Start Young Global awards will be determined by a combination of public and competitions judges’ votes. Public voting is now open until the end of March at www.startyoungglobal.com/vote. The winners will be presented with their awards at a ceremony in London in May this year.