The Salters Den competition returns for 2018 and is now open for applications.
If you are an entrepreneur or business start-up located in Winsford or Northwich and started trading on or after 1st January 2017 you are eligible to enter.
If your new business has been successful in its infancy and you’d like a cash injection along with expert business mentoring and support, or if you have a great idea and business plan but need investment and advice to make it a reality, then you could be the next recipient of the den’s top prize.
Salters Den sees a number of businesses join forces with Cheshire West and Chester Council to form the judging panel similar to hit tv series Dragon’s Den.
The prize for the winner is £2,500 cash as well as one year’s free accountancy support and business advice plus legal mentoring.
There are also rewards for second and third place with six months and three months support and mentoring provided respectively.
Since the competition launched in 2015 the judges have been overwhelmed by the quality of new businesses in the local area and the innovation they have shown.
The three previous winners have all excelled in the ‘den’ and their prizes have led to the further progression for their businesses.
2017 winner Amanda Lund from Tots Tower is one of them.
She commented: “We have recently passed our first year anniversary and have been able to achieve this through the amount of support we have received from members of the public, the prize money and help we have been given as a result of winning this competition.
“Winning Salters Den has been such an amazing boost for us and has allowed us to enhance the play centre in ways we didn’t think possible.
“Our advice to any new business owner is to go ahead and apply for the competition, we did and we haven’t looked back since!”
The competition is open for entries from up until 26th October 2018.
Visit the website www.saltersdencompetition.co.uk for the full competition rules and to submit your application.