Prize package worth �50,000 is launched

ONE enterprising start-up business in East Anglia is in line for an award package worth �50,000.

The search is launched today for a worthy winner of “THE ONE”, a new business competition being run through the East Anglian Daily Times in partnership with PR consultancy Voice Communications, creative agency Zeal and four other successful businesses.

The winner will secure the opportunity to take their business forward with a prize package consisting of:

n PR consultancy and implementation from Voice Communications to the value of �15,000;

n Design consultancy and creative services from Zeal to the value of �15,000;

n Advertising in the East Anglian Daily Times to the value of �10,000;

n Business consultancy from Angela Kimberley to the value of �3,500;

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n Accountancy advice and annual returns from LB Group to the value of �3,000;

n Leadership and management coaching from Faith Performance to the value of �2,000; and

n MyRuby call answering services for a year to the value of �1,500.

The competion 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 one by Friday, October 29.

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.

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

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.

“We believe that building a strong, credible and scalable brand from the outset is vital to the future success of any business. We have a great deal of experience of working with entrepreneurial businesses and we’re always delighted when our hard work pays off with some great results for the client.”

Nichola Cain, managing director of Voice Communications, added: “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 through the power of PR.

“Successfully taking a brand to market or facilitating business growth for a young company is a very rewarding process.”

Complete the list of supporters of THE ONE are accountants and tax advisers firm LB Group, Angela Kimberley Ltd, which helps business improve efficiency and performance, Faith Performance, a personal development and training specialist, and MyRuby, which provides a “virtual receptionist” call handling service.

For any questions regarding THE ONE competition, email .