Launch of 2017 Formations Company Entrepreneur Award for UK Start-ups
The Formations Company Entrepreneur Award is a business grant scheme created to encourage aspiring entrepreneurs in industry, across all sectors. The programme will support those with a business idea that ‘stands out from the crowd’. Coupled with the funding, winners will receive a mentorship package from Barclays Business, a free company set-up and professional guidance and mentorship to get their business started.
The winning entry will take the grand prize of a £1,000 business grant and have their limited company set up for free; including all the documentation. The winner will also receive a start-up package including professional guidance and mentorship from Barclays to help turn the business idea into a reality. The mentorship package from Barclays includes the following resources to help over the longer term:
The programme is open to entrepreneurs in the UK who have an idea for a start-up business. Applications are accepted from students and business enthusiasts across all sectors.
- SmartBusiness insights - a new tool to help manage and run a business smoothly.
- Maker Space.
- Barclays Local Insights.
- The opportunity to speak with a Local Business Manager.
- An invitation to a Cyber-Security Workshop, which looks at the impact and scale of cybercrime and how to stay safe with online banking.
The deadline for applications is 30 June 2017.