TV celebrity backs the DT challenge

Deborah Meaden

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THE DERBYSHIRE Times has announced its fantastic roll-out of prize advertising packages that are up for grabs for the top three winners of its Local Business Accelerators competition.

The competition is part of the National Newspaper Society’s £15m nationwide LBA scheme which helps to raise the profiles of the winning companies and promotes the importance of advertising for successful businesses.

Dep editor Phil Bramley: “We’re delighted to announce the ad packages that will be up for grabs for those three lucky fledgling companies who enter our LBA competition and show they have potential, great product ideas and plans to crate jobs.”

The first placed DT LBA winner will get £6,311.76 worth of advertising, the second placed competitor will get £4,697.55 and the third placed runner-up will get £3,451.50 worth of advertising.

To enter visit www.accelerateme.co.uk before the November 14 deadline. A shortlist will be announced by February 6, 2013, before regional winners will be put into a national contest.

Companies must be between one and three-years-old and show potential, a great product or idea with plans to venture into new markets.

National entries will be in with a chance of winning £10,000, a top ad campaign and mentoring from TV’s Dragon’s Den business celebrity Deborah Meaden.