Blenheim Start-Up Competition

We're offering entrepreneurs and start-up businesses a unique opportunity.

Working with local start-up mentors and entrepreneurs, we have launched our start-up competition to encourage local start-up businesses the opportunity to come and pitch to our senior team.

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 could be stocked in our shops or cafes. 

Applications will need to be submitted by the 4th July and the successful entrants will then have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to our senior management team on 13th July.

After undergoing presentation training, they will take part in a final pitch on 20th July when the winning applicant will be selected and awarded with a contract to supply their products to our retail or catering outlets.

In addition to the contract, the winner will also receive ongoing tips and advice from expert business mentors along with members of our management team.

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.

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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.