Charlesworth Business Competition 2020

Win £5,000 CASH and specialist support to grow your business

The Competition

 After the great success of 2019 we're excited to be launching the competition of 2020.

Win £5,000 CASH and specialist support to grow your business

See here the benefits the people that submitted their applications for the competition have experienced, the benefits to themselves and their businesses through taking part in this process is explained below.

 Maureen Connor, Sung Aromatics – Joint winner

Difference winning the competition has made to my business:

Winning the Charlesworth competition has given me a massive amount of confidence in myself and my business model. It has also given me validation that Snug is on the right track. Also, with the expert support I am receiving, I am able to focus on what is important and therefore able to shape the business. The prize money has enabled me to branch out into body and bath products which I will be launching in Spring 2020.

Experience of the competition: I found the experience to be very positive from start to finish. What could have been a very daunting situation was enjoyable due to all the encouragement I received at every stage.

Why I would encourage others to enter: Entering the competition and putting together a business plan got me to really look at my business and I was pleasantly surprised how much my business had grown in just 12 months and that it was doing better than I thought. I had never really done this before, and I believe it is something every new business should do and continue to do. Although I am delighted to have won the competition, I feel that the support given to all those who entered was beneficial and Charlesworth offer ongoing business support to these organisations, which is of huge value. Along the way, I have also met some wonderful people and got to learn so much about Huddersfield based small businesses and it is reassuring to know that there are lots of people out there in the same boat as me……give it a go would be my advice.

Matthew Greaves, Drones on Demand – Joint winner

I’m absolutely delighted to have been one of the winners of the Charlesworth Business Growth business plan completion. 
The grant will make a big difference – I’ll be using it to purchase a piece of survey equipment; I’m also looking forward to getting started with my new mentor – one of the fantastic support opportunities included in the prize!





Dan Couchman - Finalist
Entering the competition gave a me a real push to step outside my business and plan the next 5 years. The help and advice I received during and after the process has been priceless. It's been a great opportunity to get my business out there and meet like minded business people. I would recommend any business looking to gain clarity, grow or interested in outside investment to enter the competition! I found the whole process beneficial to my business and rewarding personally.

 Submissions will open in January 2020.

The competition prize winner will be announced on the day of the presentations in May 2020.

Further details will follow in due course, however, if your business is based in Huddersfield, you can register your interest by emailing Lindsay Jennings:

Read what Business Live said about Charlesworth Business Growth Services Business Plan Competition 2019.