Competition returns for start-up entrepreneurs

A competition for start-up entrepreneurs in Staffordshire Moorlands is ready to launch for the second year running.
Dyer’s Den is again looking to reward a deserving business or entrepreneur with a prize worth £5,000 in cash and business services.
The competition is the idea of Jed Eatough, director of Leek-based LSGK Accountants, and is sponsored by partners Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Staffordshire Moorlands Chamber of Commerce, Tinsdill’s Solicitors, Yellow Circle Web Solutions, Moorland Contract Group, Cathy Bower Photography and Mark Brammar Associates.
The competition is open to any Moorlands business less than three years old.
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, photography and a website package. There will also be a £250 cash prize for the runner-up.
Mr Eatough said: “We got off to a great start with the competition last year and with more time to promote next year’s final we are hoping for lots of entries.
“Staffordshire Moorlands has a great reputation for entrepreneurship and business support and the aim of this competition is to publicise the support available and inspire potential business owners to take the plunge and start their own business.
“This vision is shared by all of our sponsors and supporters who make it all possible through a great team effort.” 
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