The Spelthorne Business Plan Competition represents a search for the local business entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Participants are asked to think of a business idea and answer our online question form. The six best entries will then create a business plan to present to our panel of expert judges at a 'Dragon's Den' style final hosted at BP.
The winner will receive £3500, deposited into a business bank account, and a package of mentoring and support to help them bring their business ideas to life. They will also receive free website and logo design. Runners up will receive £1000. Third placed will receive £200.
The competition is open to those who have a business idea and no business experience and to those with existing businesses - neither group will be given an advantage - as long as they meet the criteria below.
To enter simply complete the form, outlining your business idea and complete the agreement and consent section.
The opening date for submission is 12 February 2018.
The deadline for entering the competition is 15 April 2018.
|12 February||Entry opens||Participants invited to enter the competition|
|15 April||Entry closes||Deadline for entering the competition|
|27 April||Finalists announced||The best six entries will be asked for a business plan|
|18 May||Business plan deadline||Business plans must be submitted for the judges|
|24 May||The final||Finalists will present their plans to the panel|
Assessment criteria will be used by judges for fair comparison of participants' submissions and presentations during the competition.
When evaluating entry forms, the judges will focus on many different issues, including the following:
Detailed judging criteria for the final will be supplied to participants who reach those stages of the competition, closer to the time.
Advice and support
For any assistance or advice please email firstname.lastname@example.org and leave your name, address and telephone number.