The Business Booster Competition

James Legal - The Business Booster Competition

As part of our ‘James Legal – The Business 2017’ campaign, we are collaborating with a range of partner organisations to offer our The Business Booster competition aimed at supporting small and medium sized enterprises that are poised for the next stage of their growth.

We are encouraging stand out small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) from across Yorkshire & the Humber – with a turnover of up to £5 million per annum – to enter for a chance to win two prizes worth more than £15,000 each. We are looking to recognise businesses that show great potential by offering a package of support to help them achieve their growth aspirations.

The prizes include

  • A year’s free legal support worth £5,000 provided by James Legal, including a review and re-write of policies and contracts, and unlimited access to our business legal advice service
  • A £1,500 voucher to be used towards website development, design works, email marketing or SEO, provided by Arrival Design
  • Accountant support worth up to £1,000 for the overall winner and an online accounts software annual subscription of £500 for the second placed business from 360 Accountants
  • Two one-day management alignment workshops worth £1,500, focusing on business goal setting via a review of management personalities, relationships and structures, from specialist leadership development company Dare Greatly
  • A full business diagnostic worth £1,900, looking at critical areas including skills, supply chain, procurement and operations, from The Marketplace
  • A PR & Marketing audit and communications strategy worth £1,000 from By Tracy Fletcher Limited
  • Free annual membership of The Business Culture Hull business networking group, worth £300
  • An initial funding audit and guidance, followed by monthly reviews and application support, worth £3,000, provided by Peacock Finance
  • A corporate video worth £100, from Fifty Squid video
  • Business mentoring sessions to the value of £500 from Sirius.
  • Computanet: A network and system audit and helpdesk support for one year, up to a value of £4,000, for the overall winner; and a network and system audit and strategic system planning, worth up to £1,000, for the runner up
  • Elliott’s: A full hygiene review and improvements, and ongoing strategy, worth up to £1,000 for each winner
  • Sales Lead Genie: Strategic sales and marketing review, and one day of targeted B2B telemarketing with research findings, presented as a report, worth £1,000, for each winner
  • James Financial: Basic pension scheme set up and key man cover (protecting a business against the impact of losing vital expertise through the death or serious illness off key players in their business (up to a total value of £1,000 for each of the winning entrants.

How to Enter

Our closing date for applications is 31 July 2017. The winning businesses will be chosen by a panel of judges including James Legal Managing Director Nick Miller and Maureen Foers OBE, Owner of Durban Limited and Sponsor of Women’s Enterprise in the Humber.

To enter the competition, fill in the following entry form, with your company details and a description of no more than 2,000 words, outlining why you believe your company should win one of our prizes. You should include details like your company background, your success so far, what is special about your company, why you believe you are ready for the next stage in your development, your aspirations for the next five years and how the prize would make a difference to you. Other relevant documentation can be supplied to support your application where relevant.

To download The Business Booster entry form, click here.

Please click here for The Business Booster competition Terms & Conditions.

If you have a general question about our campaign, email thebusiness2017@jameslegal.co.uk of if you are interested in joining our list of partners, email businesspartners@jameslegal.co.uk or call Lindsey Nicklin on (01482) 225566.

For the latest campaign news and blogs on business related topics click here.

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