East Anglia: £30,000 package up for grabs at this year’s THE ONE contest

Seated (L-R): Julie Clements; Natalie Perillo, My Ruby; Nichola Cain, Voice Communications. Standing

Seated (L-R): Julie Clements; Natalie Perillo, My Ruby; Nichola Cain, Voice Communications. Standing (L-R): James Phelan, Phelan Barker; Alex Holliman, Climbing Trees; Greg Goodson, Rubious; Richard Francis, LG Group; Seamus Clifford, Ellisons Solicitors. - Credit: Archant

One East Anglian firm will be in line for a £30,000 prize package at a business awards event aimed at revealing the region’s top entrepreneurial talent.

The start-up businesses contest, which is the brainchild of Nichola Cain, managing director of Voice Communications, is now in its fourth year and is being run in conjunction with a number of other successful businesses in the region.

It will give any new business that has been trading for under five years in Essex, Suffolk or Norfolk the chance to win a prize package worth over £30,000 of business support, advice, marketing and coaching over a 12 month period.

Previous winners include last year’s champions, A-OK Monitoring Ltd, based in Bishop’s Stortford, Coddenham-based brewers Calvors and the Rose and Crown pub in Great Horkesley.

To enter, visit www.onecompetition.co.uk. Entrants will be required to provide a description of their business, product or service idea, details of their achievements to date, ambitions and ideas about what they would use the prize package to achieve. Entry is only available to businesses trading for less than five years and are based in Essex, Suffolk or Norfolk.

The judging panel will select a shortlist of finalists, who will be invited to give a 45 minute presentation of their business idea.