Calling local entrepreneurs for the latest ‘Dragon’s Den’

Budding Nottinghamshire businesses are being sought to take part in the latest ‘Dragon’s Den’ organised by Nottinghamshire Community Foundation. The grant-giving initiative, named after the popular television programme, aims to increase employability options for local people considering setting up their own businesses coupled with the guidance and mentorship of one of the ‘Dragons’.

This year’s panel includes The Nottingham's CEO, David Marlow, who says: “I am thrilled to be invited to be a ‘Dragon’ again this year for this fantastic initiative. We last took part in 2013 when we awarded the newly-formed Bluebird Tea Company a grant of £4,500. 

“Since then they have grown from two university friends to a team of twelve now based in Brighton with a thriving retail and online business. It just goes to show how much a little help can go a long way.

“Employability comes in many guises from helping to build skills to creating jobs and Dragon’s Den is a perfect way of demonstrating our commitment to the region.”

Thriving Nottinghamshire businesses that have previously been part of ‘the den’ include the School of Calisthenics and College and Sixth Form Parties network. Applicants have until 23rd March to submit their entry.

You can read more about our work in the community here.

The Bluebird Tea Company (left) were one of the winners in 2013

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