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Start-Up of the Year

Start-Up of the Year

Lots of people dream of setting up a business and working for themselves.

But becoming self-employed is a big step for anyone leaving paid employment said Owen Gleadall, president of the Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce.

Do you know someone who has taken the plunge? Nominate them for a Proud of Barnsley award today!

Owen said according to the current government, the economic future of the country lies in the hands of small and medium enterprises.

He said this suggests small companies are the future and two issues needed to be addressed - to develop existing SMEs with high growth potential and to create an environment which encourages new entrepreneurs to be prepared to turn their ideas into businesses, creating wealth and employment for themselves and their community.

There are a number of schemes supporting new businesses from those leaving long term employment to those who have been harbouring an idea for years and never done anything about it.

Owen added: “The New Business Start-Up Award, offered as part of the Proud of Barnsley Awards, seeks to recognise those local businesses who have achieved exactly that objective. What it seeks to ensure is there is sufficient incentive and recognition for anyone who has taken this first step.”

Calling all forward thinking entrepreneurs, if you’ve watched your business idea turn into a business reality we want you to nominate yourself for our Start Up of the Year award to recognise your success.

This award is aimed at start up businesses where their owners have displayed talent, creativity and the skills to be a real business star of the future.

The following points are intended as guidelines only, to help you with your nomination.

  • Track record of entrepreneurial achievement (not necessarily financial) within a current business.
  • Evidence of building a scalable business or brand.
  • Innovation in your technology, product, service or sector.
  • Personal ambition and vision.
  • Positive personal leadership of the business and workforce.

If this sounds like you or someone you know, why not nominate them for this award.