Win free advertising in the Guardian

Dan Cluderay pictued centre with staff at his LBA shortlisted business Approved Foods (w111207-15a)
Dan Cluderay pictued centre with staff at his LBA shortlisted business Approved Foods (w111207-15a)

IT is your last chance to win FREE advertising for your business in the Worksop Guardian.

Our Local Business Accelerators scheme is offering businesses between one and five-years-old the chance to win thousands of pounds worth of advertising - all for free!

But time is running out - the deadline is Friday 16th November.

It couldn’t be simpler to take part in the scheme.

After all, a couple of clicks of the computer mouse could be all that stands in between your business and this brilliant opportunity.

The LBA scheme is being back by the Prime Minister and spearheaded by the voice of the local media, The Newspaper Society.

The area’s most promising businesses who enter the scheme will be helped to accelerate and develop their success with advice from local businessman Nigel Turner.

According to a recent survey of business owners, 60 per cent of those who use external advice for their company improved their business performance as a result.

As well as the advice from Nigel, the manager of North Notts Arena, the winner will also get substantial advertising space in the Worksop Guardian.

And the prizes don’t end there.

One lucky business will be picked from hundreds of regional winners to receive individual consultation and mentoring sessions from LBA ambassador Deborah Meadon, of Dragons Den fame, an advertising campaign designed by a top London agency and £10,000 from the Business Growth Fund.

So what are you waiting for?

We’re looking for businesses between one and five-years-old, who are active in the local community and full of ideas and potential.

They may have a fantastic idea or product, or even have found a new market. They are the kind of business that will create new jobs and individually they will create pride in the community.

Entries will be judged by Nigel and Worksop Guardian editor Ben Green, who urged business not to miss out on this fantastic opportunity.

Mr Green said: “We are keen to discover businesses who are finding success and doing great things in the community despite the current financial climate.”

“It is a tough time for us all and we want to help businesses in whatever way we can.”

“This is a great opportunity for them to get some advice and free advertising which will help them to thrive for many years to come.”

“We don’t want anyone to miss out on this chance, so make sure you enter before it’s not too late.”

Last year’s Worksop Guardian winner was online clearance food and drink retailer Approved Food, based in North Anston.

Owner Dan Cluderay and his team beat off competition from Worksop firm Sherwood Surveyors and Property Consultants and Retford specialist cricket shop Batting 4 6.

Starting off as market trader in Hull and Doncaster, Approved Food first opening in Worksop and has since expanded into Dinnington and more recently into its new premises at North Anston.

Their website is update daily and offers massive discounts on big-name products as well as more niche gourmet items not found in the major supermarkets.

So what are you waiting for? To enter in the LBA scheme could not be easier for your business.

All you need to do is visit for more information and to enter.

The deadline for entries is 16th November.