Deadline nears for THE ONE contest

START-UP businesses across East Anglia have less than two weeks left to enter THE ONE competition, which carries an award package worth �50,000.

The new contest is being run through the East Anglian Daily Times in partnership with PR consultancy Voice Communications, creative agency Zeal and four other successful businesses from the region.

The winner will secure the opportunity to take their business forward with a prize package including PR consultancy and implementation from Voice Communications to the value of �15,000; design consultancy and creative services from Zeal to the value of �15,000; and advertising in the East Anglian Daily Times to the value of �10,000.

The package also includes business consultancy from Angela Kimberley Ltd to the value of �3,500; accountancy advice and annual returns from LB Group to the value of �3,000; leadership and management coaching from Faith Performance to the value of �2,000; and MyRuby call answering services for a year to the value of �1,500.

The competition is open to businesses across East Anglia which have been trading for up to five years. To be in with a chance of being chosen as THE ONE, compelete the online entry questionnaire available at www.eadt.co.uk/theone by Friday, October 29.


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In addition to the qualifying questions, entrants are required to provide a description of their business, product or idea, what their ambitions and key achievements are and explain what they would use the prize to achieve.

A short-list of finalists will be selected, with each invited to give a 45-minute presentation ahead of the final judging at the end of November. The winner will be announced in December.

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Paul Dymond, managing director of Zeal, said: “THE ONE competition is a real opportunity for one lucky entrepreneur or start up company to gain access to all the valuable business resources they need in order to make their business a success.”

Nichola Cain, managing director of Voice, said: “As a company, we are always amazed by how many entrepreneurial and diverse businesses are on our doorstep here in East Anglia, and THE ONE competition is a fantastic opportunity for us to help one such business build their presence.”

Donna Harvey-Arnell, advertising director at Archant Suffolk, publisher of the EADT, added: “As a local media company with our own roots in the local economy, we are keen to share our knowledge and expertise, and to work effectively with other businesses to help each other.”

For any questions regarding THE ONE competition, email debbie.noye@eadt.co.uk .

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