New Competition offers Moorland’s entrepreneurs chance to shine

Mark Brammar News

A brand-new competition for start-up entrepreneurs is being launched by local business leaders in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Dyer’s Den is looking to reward a deserving business or entrepreneur with a prize worth £5000 in cash and business services.

The exciting new competition is the idea of Jed Eatough, director of Leek based LSGK Accountants Ltd and is supported by partners Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Staffordshire Moorlands Chamber of Commerce, Tinsdills Solicitors and Yellow Circle Web Solutions.

The competition is now open to any business less than three years old based in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Successful finalists will be invited to face the Dyer’s Den judging panel in March, with the worthy winner receiving the prize package to enable their business to move to the next level.

The prize is made up of £750 in cash, mentoring, legal help and advice, membership of the Chamber of Commerce and a social media support campaign. There will also be a £250 cash prize for the runner up.

Jed Eatough said: “Staffordshire Moorlands has a great reputation for entrepreneurship and business support. The aim of this competition is to publicise the support available and e-inspire others to start their own business.

“I’ve been genuinely amazed by the support from other businesses and partner organisations who share the same vision.”

Entrants must have set up their business within last three years and operate within the Staffordshire Moorlands area. Entries need to be submitted to LSGK Accountants by 5pm on Friday 15 March 2019.

Short-listed competitors will be invited to make a 30-minute presentation to the panel consisting of 15 minutes overview and 15 minutes of question and answers.

A winner and runner up will be decided on the day.

Photo: Dyer’s Den judges: Kate Hewitt from Yellow Circle, Rebecca Gwynn from Tinsdills Solicitors, Jed Eatough and Helen Papakhan from Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.