Last chance to be in the running for Local Business Accelerators
Time is fast
running out for a chance for young growing businesses to win a
slice of £15m of free advertising and expert mentoring.
Today is the deadline for entries to the second Local Business
Accelerators scheme promoted by the Newspaper Society and backed by
the KM Group.
Dozens of entries from businesses across the county have already
been received, as well as more than a thousand nationally, but
there is still time for a last minute bid for glory.
The contest, now in its second year, offers free advertising in
KM Group titles or online and free mentoring from Reeves, the
long-established Kent-based accounting and business advisory
The county winner stands a chance of progressing to the regional
and national finals, with a chance of more mentoring from Daragons'
Den panellist Deborah Meaden.
The scheme is backed by the Prime Minister David Cameron
(pictured above) and leading business organisations.
Geraldine Allinson, KM Group chairman, said: "Last year, we saw
some inspiring entries from businesses across the county, many with
great potential for growth.
"The KM Group provided free advertising to the finalists and
winner worth thousands of pounds and I'm looking forward to doing
the same this year. I encourage businesses to enter."
Dan Clay, founder of last year's Kent winner Ebox Media, based
in Cranbrook, said: "We have seen increased sales from Kent Online
and the KM Group. It was fabulous exposure and I would recommend
anybody to enter."
- Entries from businesses aged between one and five years old are
welcome via the LBA hub at www.accelerateme.co.uk
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