Clarke Nicklin, are once again partnering with business support initiative Pioneer 10. Pioneer 10, based in the Stockport Business and Innovation Centre, is designed to give people with great business ideas exciting access to a free business award and growth coaching programme.

It is aimed at early stage businesses who are keen to grow along with established businesses looking to innovate and/or enter new markets. The winner and the runner up will receive an award worth c £15,000 and will receive coaching and guidance over a 10 month period, leveraging the resources of Oxford Innovation, SBIC & the Pioneer 10 partners. The top 10 businesses will also receive one-to-one business coaching.

The Pioneer 10 entrepreneurs will be chosen by a panel of business experts from Gorvins, Tangent Design, Clarke Nicklin, Appleyard Lees, Souter PR and Stockport Council. Past winners that have benefited are: Film my Match, Bariquins, Elite Scooters, Molly Mae and Scribblar.

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