A bold initiative, backed by Dragons’ Den judge, Deborah Meaden, called Local Business Accelerators is being spearheaded by the voice of local media, the Newspaper Society.  Nearly 500 local press publications, including The Advertizer are joining forces to promote the strength and value of local newspapers for local businesses and communities. 

Last night (Thursday 20th October) The Advertizer launched its Local Business Accelerators search at the Oswestry Business Expo at the Wynnstay Hotel in the town.  It’s open to all businesses that are active in the local community, between one and three years old and full of potential.  They may have a great idea or product, or even found a new market.  They’re the kind of businesses that will create new jobs and individually they will create pride in the community.

If you run such a business, or know anyone who does, and want the chance to receive invaluable business support and advertising space in The Advertizer, visit www.accelerateme.co.uk for more information on the scheme and how to enter.  Entries close 14th November 2011.

Members of the local business community Jools Payne of the Jools Payne Partnership and Andrew Morris of Morris Cook Accountants, alongside The Advertizer’s Editor Su Perry will form the judging panel and will review and shortlist entries before awarding three lucky local businesses with the prize of free advertising and business advice.  They’ll also be looking out for that one overall star business to put forward to be in with a chance to gain Deborah Meaden as a mentor during 2012.

Go to www.accelerateme.co.uk for details