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The Pioneer 10 Harborough Business Awards 2016


 After an extensive search have now found ten innovative and ambitious local businesses that are true Pioneers in their markets. Our Business Awards are giving these Pioneers a boost of recognition and the support of experts to get their growing businesses to the next stage.

This year’s winning pioneers, their mentors and specialist support teams are set to meet in early 2018 to present on the growth plans, progress achieved and how they have used the advice and guidance to steer their businesses forwards. The team will then vote on which Pioneer has made the most progress and has opened up the greatest business opportunity.

 

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Pioneer 10 Business Programme 2017


  This year’s Pioneer 10 programme has already begun, with a range of workshops available to businesses in the area and comprehensive Growth Reviews to help accelerate growth and address barriers holding businesses back.

 

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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. 

 

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Winner's benefits

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

  • 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 this year's Pioneers