Win half a day of business advice with Piers Linney, the former Dragons’ Den investor
As part of their support for Small Business Advice Week the British Business Bank is offering small businesses the chance to win half a day of business advice with Piers Linney, the former Dragons’ Den investor.
Latest government figures show that smaller businesses which seek external advice or information are between 15% and 25% more likely to become high growth firms.
Yet 81% sought no advice when applying for external finance last year.
The entrepreneur and Non-Executive Director of British Business Bank will visit the winning business and give them a consultation session on how to grow their business.
To win tell us why your business needs advice from Piers and any growth ambitions you have for your business
‘Starting, scaling and running a business does not need to be a lonely journey. There is lots of advice and support available for those that know where to look. Having run many successful businesses, I know first-hand the importance of getting the right support. I look forward to sharing my expertise with the winning business and being part of their growth story’-Piers Linney, Non-Executive Director at British Business Bank
The competition closes at 11:59pm on 30 September.
Entries are limited to UK-based businesses with no more than 250 employees. Full terms and conditions can be found here
The winning entrant will be notified by Friday 11 October 2019.
Taking advice paid off for the founders of Rejuicenate, the winners of last year’s competition, who recently opened their first permanent juice bar in a local health food shop. Based in Liverpool, the business manufactures cold-pressed juices which are stocked in select restaurants, cafes and gyms throughout the city.
Leith Taha, Co-Founder & CEO of Rejuicenate, said:
“Piers and his team came to Liverpool and spent the entire day with us talking about our business as well as spending time in the Rejuicenate kitchen. He changed the way we think about our brand locally and worked with us on our strategy to help drive our business in our own community. I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for that day with Piers, Rejuicenate would not be half the business it is today. Today we have our own store in the city centre and distribute to a number of local businesses as well as people. To know we have such an experienced and respected entrepreneur in our corner has proved invaluable.”
According to Piers Linney, “It was fantastic to meet with Rejuicenate at the start of their journey. They were all so passionate about the business, and I hope that Christian and I were able to add some real value.
The British Business Bank helps smaller businesses look beyond the norm to explore the full range of finance options available in the UK. I know that every business has its own growth ambitions – some vast, some modest – but I don’t believe there should ever be a limit on ambition. When the time is right for them, the bank offers advice and support through the Business Finance Guide (for all businesses) and the Finance Hub (for high growth businesses), which will be able to help Rejuicenate take things to the next level.”