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.
In 2018, after hearing from all eight finalists we decided to support two different small businesses; Neve’s Bees, which produces 100% natural beeswax skin care products, and designer and artist Kathryn Croxson, who creates a range of clothing accessories and homeware. In 2019, we awarded nature inspired jewellery company Wild and Fine as our start up company of the year... have you got a business idea, or know someone who does?
Deadline for submissions: 14th May
Successful candidates notified by: 28th May
Draft plans submitted by: 11th June
Revised plans submitted by: 25th June
Pitch evening: 2nd July
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.