Your COVID Story Entry Form

Have you responded well in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic? Have you innovated to survive or thrive during the past 18 months? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

Why are we doing this?

We have held off having a full competition in 2021, as we recognise that some may see it as a distraction as they continue to fight the consequences of the pandemic, but we are keen to celebrate Newcastle-under-Lyme businesses that took action to weather the storm and those who thrived.

You, as business owners and managers deserve our thanks. You have kept people in jobs and supported the economy of our borough – we know there are many owners and managers like you who have worked tirelessly and we want to shout about them.

Tell us your story and win CASH or one of five fantastic prizes!

The winners will be chosen by the Business Boost committee, a group made up of local business owners, supported by representatives from Newcastle Borough Council and the Newcastle town centre BID. We’ll be offering a CASH prize for the best story along with additional prizes from one of our sponsors, Best of British Beer. Plus there’ll be recognition on the Business Boost website and social media.

So, get writing!

If you are an SME business owner with less than 250 employees and based in the Newcastle Borough, please tell us in up to 500 words on how you tackled the coronavirus slowdown.

Examples of pandemic response initiatives could be:

  • Launching a new service or product to survive or thrive
  • Taking action to ensure employees’ jobs were saved
  • Supporting others, such as charities, in the pandemic

There are no complex rules to follow and no awards ceremony. Simply complete the form below, and good luck!