Firms set for LBA shortlist

Local Business Accelerators logo.
Local Business Accelerators logo.

THE DERBYSHIRE Times’ Local Business Accelerator competition is due to announce its shortlist of candidates bidding to win a share of thousands of pounds worth of free advertising packages.

Young firms from a variety of fields have acknowledged the importance of advertising by entering our competition which includes mentoring guidance for the top three entries.

Derbyshire Times editor Nicola Megson said: “We’ve received lots of fantastic entries and it’s been really difficult to come up with a shortlist because there are so many worthy companies involved.”

The LBA winner, who has shown potential, great ideas, products and plans for growth, will receive an advertising package worth £18,104, the second placed runner-up will get one worth £8,959 and the third placed runner up will get one worth £6,779.

A shortlist will be announced by December 7 before the top three winners are announced on January 11, 2012.

Outstanding first placed regional winners of the Newspaper Society-backed LBA contest will qualify for the national LBA with a chance of getting BBC TV show Dragon’s Den star Deborah Meaden as a mentor.