Chance for next West Fife whizz kid to win £10,000
Published 23 Oct 2012 15:00 0 Comments
A NEW award is offering a prize worth more than £10,000 to help young people in West Fife to start their own business.
The West Fife Young Entrepreneur Award is to be launched at Thomson Cooper's Autumn Seminar tomorrow (Friday) at the Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline, after what promises to be an inspirational talk from young Scottish entrepreneur Fraser Doherty - creator of the brand SuperJam.
Thomson Cooper, in association with the Carnegie Trusts, the Bank of Scotland and media partners the Dunfermline Press, are behind the exciting new award which aims to support ambitious young people get the support they need to turn their idea or innovative product into a successful business reality.
The financial and business support will mean that their new business venture is nurtured and given the ongoing advice and direction needed to ensure it has the best chance of growing into a viable and successful enterprise within West Fife.
The successful entry will win a superb package of support to get your business off to a flying start.
Worth more than £10,000 the prize includes:
FREE business banking and your own personal adviser.
FREE preparation of your first year's accounts, tax and IT advice from Thomson Cooper.
FREE press coverage in the Dunfermline Press.
Cash award of £2500 (to be deposited into your business account on start-up).
Thomson Cooper managing partner David Walker (pictured above) said, "I am delighted to announce Thomson Cooper's association with the launch of the West Fife Young Entrepreneur Award.
"We believe that Fife's economic future rests on the entrepreneurial flair and spirit of young people in Fife and we hope that this award will help to inspire a future generation of dynamic entrepreneurs."
The West Fife Young Entrepreneur Award is open to individuals between the ages of 16 and 21 in the Dunfermline area.
To enter you will need to convince a panel of judges that your idea or innovative new product has potential worth supporting!
Your business doesn't need to be off the ground yet.
You can be still at school, have moved on to further or higher education or be in employment (although this is not essential).
Interested in applying? There's an application form inside this week's Press, out on Thursday.
Alternatively, call 01383 628000 or go to www.thomsoncooper.com to download a form.
The closing date for entries is Friday 16th November.
For more information contact Lynn Wardlaw on 01383 628800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.