The BIG Business Boost is Back! What’s New for 2016?

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In 2015 200 new, young, small but, most importantly, innovative businesses competed in the Essex BIG Business Boost for the title of Essex’s most exciting business. The prize went to Morgan Collins for their ingenious solution to incontinence problems for children and adults.

But the BIG Business Boost is about more than just the winners. Everybody wins, and we were able to find and support 199 other exciting Essex businesses.

The BIG Business Boost is all about searching for businesses across Essex with potential but need the boost of some extra support to reach the next level.

What’s New for 2016?

One of the most satisfying aspects of the BIG Business Boost was the amount of hidden entrepreneurs we uncovered throughout the county.

To further our commitment as an inclusive business competition where everybody wins, 2016 brings a new format, with FOUR categories celebrating the diversity of entrepreneurship across Essex.

Alongside the overall ‘BIG Business Boost Award’ category, open to any Essex-based business with 15 employees or less, you can compete for any of our new awards;

  • The Young Entrepreneur Award – for business owners aged from 16 to 30 years of age
  • The Women in Business Award – for the county’s most innovative female-led businesses
  • The Disability Entrepreneur Award – for eligible to Essex-based individuals with a disability, with a great commercially sustainable business or business idea

Boost your chance of winning at a BIG Business Boost Awareness Event

To help give you the best chance of winning, while finding out more about the value of being an ‘award-winning’ business, we will be running four Awareness Events across Essex, which will double as Award Writing Workshops. Click here to find out more, including your nearest BIG Business Boost Awareness Event

Don’t forget, entry is FREE and only takes 300 words! Click here to enter now, or here to register, so we can remind you not to forget.

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