The PR Guru

January 19, 2012


Mark Warren (Lister Trade Frames), Caroline Law (Caroline Law Consulting), Louise Psyllides (The Sentinel’s Business Editor) and I saw the last presentation for the semi-finals of the Local Business Accelerators this morning, and we’ve now got to make the difficult decision of which three fledgling businesses should go forward to the next stage of the competition.

We’ve seen some great presentations over the past couple of weeks, from six of North Staffordshire’s newest businesses. The three ‘lucky’ winners will receive three months’ of mentoring with me, Mark and Caroline, as well as some great coverage and free advertising in The Sentinel. And one of those will go forward to the national finals, with a chance to be mentored by Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Deborah Meaden!

It’s good to see such enthusiasm and passion in our local business community, and they all have growth potential.

So thanks to Optimise Automotive, Lucy Goodwin Designs, MOJO Maker, Dimbleby Ceramics, For Tyres and Barewall for the time and effort they put into their presentations – and to all of the businesses who entered but unfortunately didn’t make it to this stage.

Louise will notify the three winners today and announce them to the wider world in The Sentinel’s Business pages on Monday.


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