Are you a Trust-supported business or do you know someone who is? If so, enter our first-ever Tomorrow’s Business Awards, supported by long-term partner NatWest, which celebrate the positive impact starting a business can have on an individual, their community or to sustainability issues and the environment.
Who can enter?
Businesses in any field including technology, creative industries and those who are focused on improving the environment, which have received start-up support from The Prince’s Trust over the last 10 years.
What's up for grabs?
Three winners will each receive £3,000 from NatWest to invest in their business, a one-to-one mentoring session with one of the following: Lloyd Dorfman (founder of Travelex and Chairman of The Prince’s Trust), Steve Rowe (CEO of Marks & Spencer) or Claire Locke (Co-founder, Artigiano) alongside business-boosting workshops with industry experts.
How do I enter?
Visit the Tomorrow's Business Awards campaign page, packed with top tips for writing a great entry, here. Be quick - entries close on 30th August 2016 with winners announced in September.
Martina Milburn CBE, Chief Executive of The Prince’s Trust, says:
A recent evaluation also, of the Enterprise programme found that businesses started with funding and mentoring support from The Trust are more likely to survive than those who go it alone.
Marcelino Castrillo, Managing Director of Business Banking at NatWest, says: “Businesses which look to have a positive social or environmental impact are so important, both to the communities around them and the country as a whole, so NatWest is very proud to support The Tomorrow’s Business Awards. These businesses deserve to be recognised so I would encourage any Prince’s Trust supported business to enter. ”
Currently there are 621,000 16 to 24-year-olds still struggling to find a job in the UK. The Prince’s Trust and NatWest are urging more young people to seek support and consider setting up their own business to break out of unemployment.
With the help of NatWest, the Enterprise programme has been helping young people start up in business since 1983 and has supported more than 80,000 new ventures to date. Well known businesses which began with help from The Trust include household names Dynamo and kids suitcase business Trunki.