Do you have an innovative business idea and need some help to get it started? If so, Addmaster would like to hear from you.
This year we are celebrating our 15th anniversary. Our passion for innovation has helped us grow from a small business start-up to become Europe’s leading producer of performance additives, distributing products from sixteen bases across the globe, along the way winning numerous awards including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
Now we are sponsoring a competition to give you the chance to get your own bright idea off the ground with free mentoring and 12 months in a fully-furnished business unit.
Addmaster (UK) Ltd MD Paul Morris saw a gap in the market for innovative additive technology in 2000 and set up a small office in the Business Information Centre on Staffordshire Technology Park.
Paul explains; “I am extremely proud of what our business has achieved and the first stepping stone was having an office in the Business Innovation Centre. We’re celebrating a record 15th year and now I’d like to give something back.”
“Our success is down to the passion, innovation and spotting opportunities in the market that others don’t see. If you think you have a great business idea, I want to hear from you.”
Sandra Butterworth, Director of Innovation at the BIC adds: “It is wonderful to see how Addmaster has grown since the company first came to the BIC for support 15 years ago. We are looking forward to giving the same opportunity to a lot more start-up businesses in future”.
The competition is open to everyone and the winner will be entitled to:
· Free 12 months rental in a fully furnished unit on Staffordshire Technology Park with iMac Computer, free broadband internet and IT support, with a small meeting room, kitchen facilities and free parking
· Monthly one-to-one mentoring by Addmaster MD Paul Morris
· Close support by the BIC and encouragement to attend workshops and events
The competition closes on 31st August and we will be announcing the winner on 1 October.
Just send your business idea in no more than 1,000 words to email@example.com or by post to Addmaster (UK) Ltd., Darfin House, Priestly Court, Staffordshire technology Park, Stafford.
Thank you to everyone who has been part of the BIC journey over the last 20 years
Free month’s trial at BIC new start up Incubation Units in Stafford and Newcastle under Lyme
Only £45 plus VAT a week following first month’s free trial!
Includes office furniture, IMAC Computer with free broadband and one to one advice from BIC experienced and qualified business advisors.
Led by University of Lincoln, this funding initiative enables companies located in business incubation environments (e.g. business incubator, innovation centres, enterprise centres etc.) ‘fly the nest’ and prepare their next stage of growth. Here is the link to our dedicated website where interested companies will find more information about eligible criteria, application process etc.: www.growongrowth.co.uk. In a nutshell:
- The Grow on Growth Fund proposes grants between £20K and 100K to companies near to ‘incubation exit’
- Intervention rate = 40% max. Match funding (private sector) will need to be identified to 60% min.
- The grant covers capital assets mainly: capital investment in property, buildings and refurbishment costs; commercial rents; plant, machinery & equipment; IT and new technology; staff recruitment and training costs.
- The grant needs to be spent within 12 months max.
The scheme closes in March 2017 which leaves tenant companies time to plan how best to use this opportunity. For any further information, companies can contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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