Sunday, 18 December 2011
Back in October, we heard about the brilliant Local Business Accelerator initiative, spearheaded by the brilliant Deborah Meaden, here she is to tell you more about it...
Local newspapers are joining forces to find the nation’s most promising young businesses and help them accelerate their success with top professional advice from local business mentors and a substantial allocation of free advertising space in their local paper.
So we decided to give and a go and apply..... little did we know that we'd get through to the final 5 businesses in the local area! As you can imagine we are thrilled and super proud to have got this far, and are really excited for the next stage of the journey...
Next month all five businesses have been invited to sell ourselves to a panel including Mike Damms, chief executive of East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, Aileen Evans, executive director of Hyndburn Enterprise Trust and the Lancashire Telegraph’s head of advertising Andy Phelan.
Once we have done our presentation and Q&A session, the rest is up to the judges! Two of the five will be selected as regional winners and one of those 2 will go through to the national stage too!
So wish us luck, we would love to go as far as we can! We will of course update you with how we get on, and if any of you can provide testimonials or statements to help with our presentation then please let us know by dropping us an email.
Thanks for your continued custom and support!
PS - here is the local report about the finalists... http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/9423114.East_Lancashire_businesses_named_for_the_Local_Business_Accelerators_scheme/