Are you Grantham’s next ‘big thing’?

SKDC's Enterprise Week
SKDC's Enterprise Week

As part of Enterprise Week 2015, South Kesteven District Council is set to reward a budding entrepreneur with £1,000 for their business venture.

‘SK Pioneers’ is calling for entrepreneurs and start up companies to submit ideas and plans for an innovative business venture or growth idea, with business advice to the winner through the SKDC4Business support scheme as well as funding.

Entries must be in by noon on March 13 as part of a week-long schedule of interactive workshops, informative talks and networking across Grantham and Stamford.

Enterprise Week will include a novel day-long business problem solving event – ‘the shed without walls’ – at Stoke Rochford Hall on Wednesday, March 11.

It’s a unique event offering local businesses, whatever their size, the opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and learn techniques to tackle everyday business issues in a creative and innovative way.

Councillor Frances Cartwright, SKDC portfolio holder for grow the economy, said: “We encourage and help start-ups and business growth throughout our district. Competitions like SK Pioneers help turn ideas into reality.”

Judges will include SKDC’s strategic director of development and growth Steve Ingram, chief executive of Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce Simon Beardsley and a member of the local business community with a successful trading history.

Chairman of Grantham Business Club Stuart Pigram said: “Entrepreneur competitions like SK Pioneers help identify the district’s hidden gems and give them a push in the right direction.”

Entry forms and full event listings are available on the Enterprise Week website or from William Tse on w.tse@southkesteven.gov.uk