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 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

Terms and Conditions
  • Applicants must be based within a 20-mile radius of Blenheim.
  • Applicants must be able to commit to physically attend the above dates to proceed in the competition if successfully chosen.
  • Applicants who have applied in previous years can apply if the business is at a more established point. 
  • The winner's contract will be mutually agreed after the pitch evening.
  • The winner will be responsible for having all licences and insurances required in place prior to the product being displayed.
  • Blenheim reserves the right to cease the relationship should circumstances change.
  • The winner agrees to be included in the publicity of this competition which will include press, media and all online opportunities.
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Startup Competition Winners

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.