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What is Pioneer 10


Pioneer 10 is a new and exciting, free business award and growth coaching programme for entrepreneurs in Harborough. It has evolved over the past 4 years and is open to startups and ambitious SMEs . It began life as the Spark Business Awards operated by Oxford Innovation in Market Harborough and Stockport with huge success. Spark has helped over 4000 businesses, many of which have achieved outstanding results.

Over the years we have learned a great deal about the requirements of business owners and the key elements they need to achieve success. It is our goal to ensure that every business that interacts with Pioneer 10 will derive genuine benefit through insightful, in-person workshops and tried and tested online tools.

We have now selected 10 outstanding businesses to receive one to one coaching and guidance from our experienced business experts. This prestigious prize will open up a world of new possibilities for these business owners, who are currently undertaking mentoring to support their growth. 


Discover our programme


Oxford Innovation

At Oxford Innovation, we really understand how to make property work - for the building owners, our centre customers, and for regional economic success.

We manage a UK network of Business & Innovation Centres that provides the ideal environment for over 900 start ups and SMEs to grow. Our centres are managed on behalf of public and private sector building owners that require a high quality service that reliably delivers financial returns, whilst contributing to the economic growth of the regions in which we operate.

With over 20 years of experience in running Business & Innovation Centres, we have the experience, the insight and the expertise you are looking for to make your building a long-term success

To find out more please visit us at: www.oxin-centres.co.uk   


Harborough Innovation Centre

Harborough Innovation Centre provides office space, virtual offices and meeting rooms to growing digital and media companies within the Leicestershire area.

Companies love the supportive community within the centre, which is enhanced by a range of specialist business support through our Regional Director and other local partners.

Through our regional director, companies in the centre also get access to business support and guidance to help them realise their potential.

With all the facilities and support in place, it really is the ideal place to base your business.

To find out more please visit: www.harborough-ic.co.uk


Our Main Sponsor

Harborough District Council 


Find out more: www.harborough.gov.uk