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Carlisle City Council is providing local businesses with free access to its local business support and grant portal provided by Open4Business. This is tailored for the Carlisle area and includes local, regional and national schemes.

Business can also search for funding relevant to their size and sector. To use the portal, you will first need to register with Open4Business.


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Former Dragons' Den Investor Launches £10K Pitching Competition

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12 November 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Piers Linney is offering support to UK small business owners to boost their growth in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Through the Pitch to Piers competition, entrepreneur and former Dragons’ Den investor Piers Linney, is seeking to raise the awareness of small businesses across the UK.

Entrants are asked to describe their business operations and demonstrate how their innovation and use of technology has enabled them to survive and thrive through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and beyond.

Selected businesses will be chosen to pitch to Piers Linney. They will need to explain what they would do with the £10,000 cash prize. The winning pitch will be judged on factors including:

  • Projected growth and ambition
  • Job creation
  • Use of technology
  • Innovation and aspiration
  • Social impact

The competition is open to all UK registered companies or unregistered businesses that are established and actively trading. Businesses must not have an annual turnover exceeding £500,000.

Piers Linney said:

'Britain is a nation of small businesses - they make up 99.9% of the business population. But they can often be overlooked and underserved and right now they need more support than ever. Helping small businesses to grow and become more productive will also have a wider positive impact on the economy.'

The deadline for entries is 28 January 2022.


How To Apply

The deadline for entries is 28 January 2022.

Applications are made online at the programme website.

Visit the Moblox website for more details on the Pitch to Piers Competition.

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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries
    Moblox Limited
    130 Old Street
    EC1V 9BD

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