How to enter

THE Ilkeston Advertiser’s Local Business Accelerator competition is open to businesses in our local area between one- and three-years-old with potential, a great idea or product or plans to venture into a new market and a desire to create new jobs.

All three will receive a share of an advertising package totalling nearly £15,000 as well as business mentoring from members of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire’s Chamber of Commerce.

Any budding prize-winning businesses which fit the competition criteria are urged to visit for information about the scheme and details about how to enter.

Entries will be considered until a November 14 deadline. A shortlist will be announced on December 7 and the winners will be announced on January 11, 2012.

The advertising campaign and mentoring will run from January to April, 2012, and the national winners’ event will run between May and June 2012.