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Could your business be successful in the Dabbers Den?

Are you running a new business or have a unique idea to start one? Would a cash injection of £3,000 help to expand your company or make your business dream a reality? If you started trading in Cheshire East after 1st January 2016 then you can enter the Dabbers Den competition 2019.


Dabbers Den joins Howard Worth Chartered Accountants, Poole Alcock Solicitors, NatWest Bank and Cheshire East Council with the goal of supporting and encouraging entrepreneurs and rewarding start-up businesses.


Entry to the business competition opened on the 1st August with the deadline for submissions being the 1st November 2019.  The winner will receive a substantial prize including £3,000 cash as well as expert accountancy, legal and financial mentoring from the judges organisations.


After joining the judging panel last year, Martin Webb, Partner at Howard Worth said “I am really looking forward to reviewing the applications for this year’s competition. The variety of new businesses and the ideas we see increases each year. It is exciting to see so much confidence and ingenuity from entrepreneurs in the local area.”


Sheryl Walker from Weston Biltong, explained how her business has benefited from winning the competition in 2018.


“Winning Dabbers Den last year was amazing, not only has the prize money allowed us to start to expand the business by buying some new equipment and allowing us to attend much larger events this year, but the Business Health Check made us really look at where we were and where we wanted to be. The advice given has ensured we are completely compliant in areas such as GDPR and with our terms and conditions of business.  We are now looking at taking the next step and employing some members of staff as we continue to grow”.


If your business is based in Crewe, Nantwich, Sandbach, Middlewich or Tarporley and began trading after 1st January 2016 then you are eligible to enter.  Details of how to apply and full competition rules can be found on the website www.dabbersdencompetition.co.uk