Launch of the Second 2016 High Sheriff’s Dragons’ Den for Ashfield and Mansfield

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The county’s High Sheriff and six local Business Dragons are looking to award successful ideas to support their business development.

A grant of up to £3,000, plus potential investment opportunities and mentoring to support business development ideas will be provided. The money can be used to fund the costs of developing a business idea and get it off the ground, including the associated capital costs.

To be considered for a grant, applicants need to be resident in the Ashfield or Mansfield districts and be able to submit a realistic business plan and have sound idea for a new enterprise. The applicant should be looking to set up a new business as a limited company, sole trader, community interest company or social enterprise.

This round’s Business Dragons include:

  • Beverley Parr, partner of B & J Parr Ltd
  • Sue Allsopp, founder of Equator design Nottingham
  • Karen Cox, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Nottingham University
  • Nicky Weston DL, the Vice Chair of Nottinghamshire Community Foundation
  • Melanie Currie, Deputy Dean Nottingham Trent University Business School
  • Judy Naaké, High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and founder of the St Tropez tanning company

Applications must be submitted by 5 December 2016.

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