Blenheim Start-Up Competition

We're offering entrepreneurs and start-up businesses a unique opportunity.
Blenheim Start-Up Competition

Working with local start-up mentors and entrepreneurs, we have launched our startup competition to encourage local start-up businesses the opportunity to come and pitch to our senior team, and the best pitch will win a 1-year contract to supply our retail outlet.

The competition is open to any business, which is less than two years old or has fewer than five employees, is based within 20 miles of Blenheim, and can provide something which can be sold in our shops or cafes.

The winner of our 2021 competition is Littlemore Candle Company, a candlemaker from Long Wittenham who create unique finished products and have ethical and sustainable production processes.

A total of 25 local entrepreneurs entered the competition this year, with six being shortlisted as finalists. In addition to Littlemore Candles, the other finalists were Fineline Arts Oxford, Love Rustic, Liz Corley Art, Raised Spirit and The Herberowe Candle Co.

We are committed to providing local start-up businesses with support and a busy marketplace to showcase their products as part of our strategic goals to trebling our economic contribution to the local community within 10 years.

Startup Competition Winners

Candlemaker Wins Blenheim’s Start-up Business Award

Candlemaker Wins Blenheim’s Start-up Business Award

A candlemaker from Long Wittenham has won Blenheim’s annual business start-up competition.

Nature-Inspired Jeweller Wins Blenheim’s FAB Startup Business Award

Nature-Inspired Jeweller Wins Blenheim’s FAB Startup Business Award

A jeweller whose work is inspired by the natural world was announced the winner of this year’s FAB Startup Business Award at Blenheim Palace this week.

Blenheim reveal start-up winners

Blenheim reveal start-up winners

We are delighted to announce the first two winners of our new start-up scheme for budding businesses and local entrepreneurs.