Entering the Business Boost Competition is very easy and straight forward.
Thinking of entering Business Boost 2017? Then what’s stopping you?APPLY NOW
Here are our Five Short Steps to Becoming a Winner!
1. Check that your business is eligible to apply
Entry to the Business Boost Competition is limited to businesses located in the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme with less than 250 employees. Please consult Competition Rules before you apply.
Newcastle Borough Map
Check the map below to see if your business qualifies geographically:
2. Choose your category
Select the Award Category most applicable to your business. You may apply for more than one category.
3. Fill in your application form
You can access and complete your application form online.
Applicants must fully complete and submit the on-line application form by midnight on
17th September 2017 NOW EXTENDED TO 1st October 2017 to enter the first stage of the Competition.
You will be notified within a few weeks whether your application was successful to go on to the second stage.
4. Submit your Business Plan
Applicants who go on to the second stage are required to submit a sound business plan by midnight on 11th October 2017. Free training, if requested, is provided by Business Initiative which will help applicants put an effective business plan together. A Business Plan template is available on request.
5. Judging Panel
The third stage is the Judging Panel. Successful finalists will be notified and invited to present to the judging panel on 31st October 2017. Applicants will be asked to give a brief 20 minute presentation about their business and demonstrate how it would benefit from the prizes. This will be followed by a question and answer session from the Judges.
All finalists will be invited attend the Awards Ceremony on 2nd November 2017 when the winners are announced.
Contact the Awards Team
For further information or help with filling in your application, please contact Trudi on 01782 742461 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org