Graduate entrepreneurs’ chance to win £50,000 investment

IF you are a student or recent graduate and have helped start a new business, there is still chance to enter the Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards.

The nationwide competition is on the hunt to discover Britain’s best university and graduate businesses, and is open to agricultural students and those who have graduated over the last five years.

The overall prize is £50,000 to invest in your business and a business mentoring programme.

All entrants will be considered for two titles - Best Start Up, which will be awarded to a business in its early stages, and Best Enterprise, which will be awarded to the business judged to show real potential to grow over the next five years to become a recognised small and medium-sized enterprise.

The search for the Lloyds Enterprise Awards winners will begin with initial heats in February across the country and culminate with a final in March.

TV presenter, farmer and Lloyds TSB’s farming ambassador, Adam Henson says: “UK agriculture has a very positive future and now is a really exciting time for young people to be getting into the industry.

“There will be great opportunities for graduates who are entrepreneurial, innovative, and business-minded.

“This initiative will give emerging farm or rural-based enterprises a great start, so I encourage students and graduates to take part.”

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Entry requirements

  • You must be currently studying at university or have graduated from university in the last five years
  • You must have founded or co-founded a business in England, Scotland or Wales
  • Your company must have been trading for more than one year
  • You must be able to attend the relevant initial heat event and the grand final
  • You must be aged 18 or over


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