Final three announced in the Journal’s search for most promising new business

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THE hunt for Grantham’s most promising fledgling business is well and truly on, with judges this week pawing over entries to select a shortlist of three.

The businesses who we felt best matched the criteria were:

l Allington Manor

l B-Safe Health and Safety Services

l Unveiled by Leanne

We invited all new businesses across the Grantham Journal’s readership patch to apply to the Local Business Accelerators scheme.

The campaign is headed up by the Newspaper Society and is designed to give small entrepreneurs who are looking to make their way in the world, a real boost.

Over the coming weeks, we will give Journal readers an insight into how these three businesses have developed in the short time that they have been trading.

And we’re inviting YOU to tell us what you think of them: have you had a particularly good experience with them? Have they gone the extra mile for you? What is their customer service like?

You name it, we want you to tell us why you think our judging panel should take note of them.

Following three individual in-depth profiles, we will look to announce an overall winner in the new year. That firm will then benefit from three months’ editorial coverage and free advertising.

Peter Burnett of B-Safe said: “I was especially pleased to learn that we have been shortlisted for this prestigious award.”

“Simply being on this shortlist should have a significant positive effect for us. For the benefit our Clients, the local community plus of course our hard-working staff we will try to go as far as we can at the next stage! Once again, many thanks for the news.”

Leanne Docherty said: “I’m flattered and excited to have been shortlisted for the award. Like so many other small, independent businesses in these challenging times, it’s encouraging to see such support and opportunites to help us grow and develop.”

Leo Vincent of Allington Manor also acknowledged his delight at making the last three – and vowed to do everything he could to ensure his business went all the way in the LBA competition.