Over £40k Worth of Prizes...

The Spark Harborough Business Idea Competition 2013 is a council-funded competition that aims to find the best innovators in the district and provide them with a range of fantastic prizes to kick start their business plans. Office space, cash sums, support in PR, social and marketing, Legal and accountancy services and newspaper business profiles are all up for grabs, so you won't want to miss out. Details of the prizes for each category are listed further down the page, but here is the info you'll want to know:

Am I Eligible?

The competition is open to anyone and everyone dreaming of running their own business, or running a business they wish to grow.

When are the Deadlines?

• Competition open: 5th September 2013
• Closing date: 15th November 2013
• Shortlist announced: end November/ early December 2013
• Judging event and awards ceremony: December 2013/January 2014 (details to be announced)

Click here to read the terms and conditions for competition entry, the rules of the competition and information on our confidentiality policy.

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business competition category A



£19,395




Buzz PR

PR service - set up and strategic plan
Cash Value: 
3 200.00

Fluid Web Works

Website & Digital Marketing Support
Cash Value: 
3 000.00

Harborough District Council

Office Space
Cash Value: 
2 400.00

Zest Communications

Social Media Marketing support
Cash Value: 
2 000.00

Grange Accounting

1yrs Accountancy
Cash Value: 
2 000.00

Harborough District Council

Business Support & Coaching - delivered by Oxford Innovation
Cash Value: 
1 950.00

The Ideal Marketing Company

Start Up Marketing Support
Cash Value: 
1 500.00

Edward Hands & Lewis

Legal Services and Support
Cash Value: 
1 500.00

TheBestOf (Market Harborough & Lutterworth)

1 year Marketing with TheBestOf
Cash Value: 
1 000.00

Harborough Mail

Business Profile
Cash Value: 
350.00

Business Builder

Entrepreneur Development plan
Cash Value: 
280.00

Leicester Chamber

Leicester Chamber Membership
Cash Value: 
215.00

business competition category B

Fact 51

Social Media & Digital Marketing
Cash Value: 
3 000.00

Harborough District Council

Office Space
Cash Value: 
2 400.00

Codestring

Website, design, build and 1 yrs hosting
Cash Value: 
2 000.00

Harborough District Council

Business Support & Coaching - delivered by Oxford Innovation
Cash Value: 
1 950.00

The Ideal Marketing Company

Start Up Marketing Support
Cash Value: 
1 500.00

Edward Hands & Lewis

Legal Services and Support
Cash Value: 
1 500.00

TheBestOf (Market Harborough & Lutterworth)

1 year Marketing with TheBestOf
Cash Value: 
1 000.00

Elsby & Co

1 yrs Accountancy
Cash Value: 
800.00

Globe2

Telecommunications package
Cash Value: 
690.00

Buzz PR

PR Service
Cash Value: 
500.00

Harborough Mail

Business Profile
Cash Value: 
350.00

Business Builder

Entrepreneur Development plan
Cash Value: 
280.00

Leicester Chamber

Leicester Chamber Membership
Cash Value: 
215.00



£16,185




business competition category C



£6,515




Harboro Rubber

Cash Prize
Cash Value: 
2 000.00

Harboro Rubber are kindly donating £2000 in cash to the winner of the Best Growth Idea Established Business

Harborough District Council

Business Support & Coaching - delivered by Oxford Innovation
Cash Value: 
1 950.00

Gazeley

Cash prize
Cash Value: 
1 000.00

Gazeley's are pleased to offer a cash prize of £1000

Buzz PR

PR Service
Cash Value: 
500.00

Harborough Mail

Business Profile
Cash Value: 
350.00

Leicester Chamber

Leicester Chamber Membership
Cash Value: 
215.00