Local businesses and would be entrepreneurs are being given the chance of winning a slice of a ten thousand pound prize fund to boost their ambitions.
The “Think Big” Business Ideas Competition is launched on April 7, with the aim of finding go-ahead people with good business ideas in Angus, Dundee and the east coast of Scotland.
The competition, now in its third year, is being run by the Angus Centre for Enterprise with sponsorship from D&A College, Angus Council, Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce, The Federation of Small Businesses, Henderson Loggie Chartered Accountants, Mackays, Howdens and Thorntons Law.
Organiser Seonaid Ross says there are two possible categories to enter - ‘New Ideas’ and ‘Business Growth’.
“If you’re shortlisted you will be asked to pitch to the judging panel made up from experienced entrepreneurs and specialist business leaders. It’s a fantastic way to kick start your new business or to grow your existing one with not only money, but invaluable advice and support.”
Lee Baker, from Broughty Ferry, won in the ‘New Ideas’ section for his statistical analysis business Chi-Squared Innovations: “We’re a small business with global ambitions and to begin with we thought “Think Big” wasn’t for us, but winning the competition has helped propel us forward in a really helpful way.”
Zoe Hunter, from Forfar scooped the top prize in the ‘Business Growth’ category with an impressive plan for her jewellery business.
For a competition entry form then go to www.enterprise.angus.ac.uk