The following notice has been published by Spelthorne Borough Council and we are pleased to reproduce it here:
Spelthorne is a hub of creativity and entrepreneurial spirit with residents, keen to carve their own niche in the business world, creating many small companies each year.
Celebrating this wealth of talent and creativity in Spelthorne is Kwasi Kwarteng MP, who is pleased to announce that his initiative to inspire and support Spelthorne residents in starting their own business will officially open again for entries in February 2020.
The Spelthorne Business Plan Competition in partnership with Spelthorne Borough Council will open for entries for the seventh year. This is an opportunity for another Spelthorne resident to be given the chance to make their dream a reality and launch their business. The winner will receive a prize of £3,500 plus mentoring support from local experts to launch their business.
The application process is a simple entry form and then the six best entries will be asked to present their business idea to panel of expert judges at a Dragons Den style final hosted at BP on 11 June 2020.
Each finalist will be given training to perfect their pitch and prepare for the final.
Entries are welcome from individuals or teams of up to four people with at least one being a resident of the Borough. To enter visit www.spelthorne.gov.uk/businesscomp or search @Spelthorne Business Plan Competition on Facebook. The competition is open to Spelthorne residents aged 16 and over.
Applications must be received by Sunday 12 April 2020.