THE manager of a business support agency has called for entries to a Hartlepool Mail-backed competition - because it’s a golden chance to launch an enterprise with massively reduced overheards.
Peter Taylor, the area manager for UK Steel Enterprise, said: “In real terms this is a £5,000 opportunity.
“It will give the winner the confidence to crack on with their business idea without having to worry about rent and rate payments for a period of time.
“It is a significant cost to a small firm.”
Lighting and heating costs are also paid for - meaning its a perfect chance for one lucky company to get a flying start.
The Hartlepool Mail has teamed up with UK Steel Enterprise - the business support agency (substitute business support subsidiary of Tata Steel) - to offer one entrant a state-of-the-art business unit which is ready to move into.
The office is in Hub Two at the Innovation Centre, on the Queens Meadow Business Park, in Hartlepool. It just needs you to walk in and start shaping your dream.
Our Key To Success contest is open for entries now and runs for eight weeks.
After that, the judges will start sifting through the entries before choosing one lucky winner.
The office comes complete with modern chairs, desks, lighting and accessories.
Our winner will also get the free use of all the Centre’s shared facilities from a manned reception area and meeting rooms to a kitchen and a gym.
In fact, this is a budding entrepreneur’s dream come true. The winner could be a business just starting, in its early days or ready for expansion. It could be run by an individual(s) from a range of circumstances - someone who already has business experience; a young person with limited capital or someone older wanting to use their redundancy money to take the plunge into self-employment.
All it needs now is for entrants to start putting themselves forward. Get in touch with Chris Cordner by phoning (01429) 239377 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org