Heanor Test Town New Date

As one of only 10 towns in England to be awarded a grant to run a prestigious Young Entrepreneurs competition, Heanor is able to offer a fantastic opportunity to budding young businessmen and women in the area.

The Carnegie Young Entrepreneurs’ Event is being run by the Heanor Traders’ Association in conjunction with Amber Valley Borough Council and is the ideal chance for young people with a business idea to test their product or service.

Participants need to be young (16-30) and have taken, or want to take the plunge in the wide world of commerce. This competition enables our young business people to benefit from the support of local experts with business planning, marketing, financial expertise and a little financial help.

The Heanor Traders Association has taken the decision to change the first-announced date of the Carnegie Young Entrepreneurs event on Heanor Market Place from the 17th October to the 14th November.

Chair of the HTA and joint owner of the Olive Tree Paul Taylor commented: “While we don’t want to mess people around, this new date gives the business entries as much time as possible to take advantage of the support available and develop their ideas in time for the event.  Young people are only now just returning to schools, colleges and universities and starting to think about their futures.  This event will give them a real chance to put their business ideas into practice.

“We will be choosing the best business idea at the event and putting them forward to the national competition where they will have a chance of winning business support worth £10,000.  They will be representing the local area as well as themselves and we want them to have the best chance as possible to win that prize.

“We are working with the Borough Council to give the young people as much support as possible running up to the event on the 14th  November.  They will get time to sit down with a professional business advisor to develop their business idea and will get £50 to produce materials to promote their business.  I would advise anyone who has just started a business, or has a business idea that they have not yet acted on, to get in touch with the HTA as soon as possible and take advantage of this opportunity while it is still available.”

The Entrepreneurs event will take place on 14th November 10-1pm on Heanor Market Place, where there will be entertainment and stalls for all applicants. Judging will take place and the winner will earn a place within the Heanor Emporium and will be entered for the national competition that takes place later in the year. Do get in touch with us, ask for advice or support by just phoning the number below.

For further information about the event and to apply to join us simply follow the links and download the application form please see:

heanortraders@gmail.com or telephone 07948 421503
or take a look at the website www. ambervalley.gov.uk/testtown for details

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