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The Pioneer 10 Harborough Business Awards 2018

 We are now searching for ten innovative and ambitious local businesses who can be true Pioneers in their markets. Our Business Awards will give our Pioneers a boost of recognition and support to get their new ideas off the ground and their growing businesses to the next stage.

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Support benefits

Pioneer 10 aims to accelerate businesses in Harborough by inspiring and supporting pioneering spirit and commercial growth. We can help your business:

  • Build unique capabilities
  • Gain a competitive edge
  • Turn innovation into commercial return
  • To grow – both customers & profits

Our programme can help your business become market leading. 

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Selection process

To apply to become a Pioneer you need to complete a short online questionnaire. The application process takes around 20 minutes. Our expert panel will assess all applications and create a shortlist based on scalability, profit potential, and relevant experience. There is then a more detailed online assessment to select the top ten.

These ten will then take part in an intensive growth programme of specialist coaching and support, and can pitch to receive long-term business coaching and office space. 


Meet our experts

Winner's benefits

As well as receiving an award that recognises this great achievement; all ten Pioneers will receive:

  • Free sessions with an experienced business coach to establish a growth plan
  • Support to turn that plan into a pitch & financial plan
  • A business mentor from our panel of experts

In addition, the top two Pioneers will receive free shared office space at the Harborough Innovation Centre for 12 months.

Meet the previous Pioneers