Inspiring business is our way of promoting great business

If you’re driven and creative in your field, be inspired with £20,000 worth of support!

Our first business-focused campaign, in 2017, saw two stand-out local companies sharing £45,000 worth of vital support to help them grow to the next level, and our second campaign, in 2018, saw one lucky business win another £25,000 to help their business.

We’re now building on the success of Inspiring Business 2018 with Inspiring Business 2019, aimed at continuing to help and encourage the region’s entrepreneurs.

This year, working with great partners in complementary fields like banking, business support, finance and health and well-being, we’ll be offering a focused and powerful mixture of assistance to one ‘creative and driven’ business, worth over £20,000.

What are we looking for in 2019?

The kinds of businesses we’re looking to help are those that have gained some traction already, perhaps with a successful track record or are on the cusp of great things.

If you’re driven, creative and hungry for more, then yours is the type of organisation that should be entering.

From sole traders to firms employing dozens or hundreds of people, we want to find and help companies that excel in what they do and can demonstrate qualities such as drive, innovation, vision and creativity.

If that’s you or your business, don’t hesitate to submit your entry here.

How do I enter the competition for 2019

If you own or work for a business that you believe fits the bill, tell us, in no more than 1,000 words, what makes your organisation special and how you would aspire to move forward.

You can submit your entry here by no later than 31 December, by email to or by post to InspiringBusiness2019 c/o MD Nick Miller, James Legal Solicitors, Planet House, 2 Woodhouse Street, Hedon Road, Hull, HU9 1RJ.

Alternatively, if you would like to nominate a business please send the business name and a contact name and number to

All of the entries will be considered and the winning entry will be chosen by a panel of judges including James Legal MD Nick Miller and some of our fabulous partners.

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Our great partners working with us

This year’s main campaign partners are Handelsbanken, cbaSadofskys Chartered Accountants, Computanet IT specialists, Peacock Finance, world renowned hypnotherapist Sheila Granger, East Hull based gymnasium Peak Health and Fitness and The Business Culture Hull networking group.

The partners’ contributions to the prize fund include:

  • A year’s free legal support worth £5,000 from James Legal, including a review and re-write of policies and contracts, and access to our business legal advice service
  • Accountancy support worth up to £2,000 from CBASadofskys accountants
  • Free annual membership of The Business Culture Hull business networking group, worth £420
  • An initial funding audit and guidance, followed by monthly reviews and application support, worth £3,000, provided by Peacock Finance
  • A network and system audit up to a value of £2,500 from Computanet
  • An individual wellness assessment, including blood analysis, and tailored one-year fitness, nutrition and personal training regime worth £2,000 from Peak Health & Fitness Gymnasium
  • Monthly personalised mindset coaching and two team mindset sessions worth £2,000 from internationally renowned clinical hypnotherapist Sheila Granger
  • A website build or other digital and e-marketing support to a value of £5,000 from Click Digital Solutions

(Prize contributions and values are intended as a guide and will be tailored according to the exact needs of the competition winner, who will have two one years to make use of the support offered).

Get involved with our seminars

As well as handing out the InspiringBusiness2019 Award to one lucky winner later in the year, our 2019 campaign includes an ‘Inspiration Series’ of quarterly seminars, where attendees will hear from people who have achieved success in business about how they’ve done it, as well as some of the mistakes they made along the way. You can hear from those who have done it, those who are doing it and those who help them do it.

Click here for more details of the next event and to book your free place.