Entering competitions like Haines Watts’ Young Entrepreneur of the Year can help prepare you for making sales and pitching your business to investors as Nick Coleman, one of the 2015 winners, can testify. Watchers of BBC’s ‘Dragon’s Den’ may have seen Nick in action recently, pitching his business Snaffling Pig Co. with Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Allen. Not only that but they won their pitch!
In these uncertain times business owners often wish they had a crystal ball to gaze into, when deciding on many aspects of their operations, such as recruitment, funding and growth. It’s no surprise that numerous successful entrepreneurs have business mentors – people who they turn to when they don’t have all the answers. These include the likes of Richard Branson and the late Steve Jobs.
When starting a business it’s pretty essential to like what you do! Marc Ayres, owner of creative agency BookMarc Ltd and a finalist at the 2015 Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition, says he built a sustainable enterprise by doing what he loves and is best at.
This Easter Sunday the clocks go forward and thoughts turn to spring; getting outside, more sunshine … hopefully! Young entrepreneurs might take the opportunity to do a little ‘spring cleaning’ on their business too – after some well-deserved rest and relaxation of course!
Nick Coleman and Udhi Silva, founders of Aylesbury-based company Medical Supermarket, won the 2015 Haines Watts Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition.
The finals, held in Reading, were attended by finalists picked by judges from each of the Haines Watts’ offices around the Thames Valley and they covered very different disciplines.
Haines Watts is delighted to tell you more about our 2015 HWYE finalists, who will be competing on 12 November. They are: