Have you set up a small country business? Or perhaps you have a great idea you’d like to get off the ground? If so, now is your chance to enter the 2016 Country Homes & Interiors My Country Business Awards in association with Notonthehighstreet.com. Six entrepreneurs will win a money-can’t-buy package of advice and support from the UK’s most talented business advisers and owners.
The My Country Business Awards are celebrating their seventh fantastic year and aim to promote and empower country-based start-ups. Setting up your own business is no mean feat – you need to find the funds, write a business plan, buy a domain name, learn the finer points of marketing through social media, ensure your company complies with current legislation, and much more. Finding the right people to guide you through this process is crucial, so enter now and take the first steps on your journey to success.
The Awards categories are…
Notonthehighstreet.com Emerging Creative Talent Award
Have you graduated or left college within the past two years? We’re looking for a new creative talent who makes things that we’d like to sell – from art and jewellery to homewares and food.
Home Accessory Crafters and Makers
This category recognises nearly everything that goes in the home. From unique door-stoppers to stunning cushions, we love it all! Craft is a
seemingly vast category focusing on textiles, ceramic, wood, glass and more. If you make it by hand, we’d love to see it.
Fabric, Furniture and Wallpaper Designers
If you’re creating the key pieces that decorate and furnish the surfaces and rooms in our homes, this one’s for you.
Retailers are companies selling multiple brands. If you’re a bricks-and-mortar store or an online platform, we’d love to see the work you do.
If you can eat it, we want to know about it. From baked goods to jams, beverages to pâtés, we’d love to taste your wares and learn about your brand.
Hospitality and Leisure
This category celebrates everything from B&Bs, hotels, campsites, pubs
The 2016 winners will receive an invaluable package of mentoring, as well as promotion in Country Homes & Interiors. Starting up your own
business can often be a daunting experience, but our expert panel of Awards mentors will guide and support the winners, allowing them to learn new skills and perspectives, while also providing priceless advice and insight. The package includes:
* Three mentoring sessions with one of our leading industry category partners.
* Coverage in the My Country Business 2016 winners feature in the November 2016 issue of Country Homes & Interiors.
* Coverage in a Country Days blog feature.
Visit housetohome.co.uk/business for more details of this competition, as well as an entry form for you to complete and return by the closing date of Friday 10th June 2016.