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Enterprise Competitions

Propeller supports several pre and post start competitions and awards.  Our mentors are on hand to help you with your application.  Some of the awards and competitions which we can help with are:

Red Rose Awards 2019

The Red Rose Awards 2019 are open for entries until midnight, Friday 11 January 2019. It’s free to enter and you can apply for up to 3 of the 26 categories, including the Small Business Award and New Business Award.

Take the time to review your business’ success and celebrate all you’ve achieved so far. Network with Lancashire-based businesses of different sectors and sizes at the biggest business event of the year.

It’s great for exposure too! The awards are presented by Lancashire Business View who have been connecting the county since 2005. The magazine for commerce, regeneration and industry has over 30,000 readers across the county.

If you want help with your submission, come and speak to a Propeller mentor.

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Propeller Enterprise Award

Propeller offer our own award for innovative business start-ups. We award entrepreneurs that display sound business strategy with up to £1,000 to realise their business ideas. The Autumn application round is now closed.

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The Big Ideas Challenge 2018, 5-7th November

The Big Ideas Challenge is run in conjunction with the Lancashire School of Business and the Faculty of Health & Wellbeing. This year, the 3-day event offers workshops and tasks designed to help the Lancashire Women’s Centre attract more volunteers and show the local community the impact of their work. As well as developing entrepreneurial skills, gaining practical project experience and boosting your CV, the best idea at the end of the challenge will receive a voucher prize. In addition, this year we are awarding prizes for informative and insightful video diaries chronicling the challenge, too. So, what are you waiting for? Discover your potential with the Big Ideas Challenge.

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Enterprise Stars

Enterprise Stars is a one-day enterprise festival run by the University Alliance. Students can win business and investment advice from an investor panel. The festival includes a host of opportunities including networking and learning, learning how to pitch, showcasing ideas and even obtaining financial support. For more information, please get in touch with Propeller.  The next round will launch in early 2019.

University Entrepreneurs Grant and University Entrepreneurs Challenge

Two categories of The Educate North Awards that celebrate the best practices and excellence within the education sector in the North of England.  Propeller supported applicants in 2018, with one applicant going on to win the University Entrepreneurs Grant.  The next round will launch in early 2019.

The Unloc Enterprise Challenge

The Unloc Enterprise Challenge by Verizon has prizes up to £5,000 for young people aged 16-25 years old. They are looking for fresh and innovative business ideas that display viability, sustainability and creativity.

We are always looking for new competitions and awards, so keep an eye on this page for updates.   Please get in touch if you spot an award or competition that we haven’t mentioned, as we may still be able to support your application.