Mentors to give advice

George Cowcher Chamber of commerce
George Cowcher Chamber of commerce

EXPERT business advisers are preparing to be personal mentors for three victorious fledgling firms during the Ilkeston Advertiser’s Local Business Accelerator competition.

Our exciting new competition will give our top three winners the chance to raise their profiles and boost their business by offering them advertising packages worth thousands of pounds as well as the mentoring deals.

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce chief executive George Cowcher will be joining the judging panel and offering guidance and advice for our three winners.

Mr Cowcher said: “I’m passionate about the development of new business talent. I’ve seen how many businesses have grown from small beginnings into some of our largest employers and best-known brands.

“I’m looking forward to passing on my experience and expertise to the businesses who will create jobs and drive economic growth in Derbyshire and beyond.”

Mr Cowcher is also chairman of the International Trade Group and the British Chamber of Commerce.

As well as mentoring, The Ilkeston Advertiser’s competition winner will receive an advertising package worth £7,277, while the second and third places will land £3,847 and £3,029 in free advertising respectively.