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Fully Funded Support Packages Worth 3K+ For Yorkshire Businesses

By wizu | 31 August 2020

Has your business been hit hard by the pandemic? Have you had to completely pivot or even start a new business altogether? If so, your company could benefit from Wizu Workspace’s latest initiative, Space To Elevate, which gives 5 businesses the chance to win 3K worth of valuable business support.

What is Space To Elevate?


This new competition initiative, created to support the local business communities Wizu operates in, invites businesses from Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield to put themselves forward for the chance to be one of 5 selected to win the prestigious packages. 

The packages, which include free co-working for employees for a year, expert business mentoring and even a place on BHP’s leadership program, have been designed to help businesses of all different sizes get back to the ‘new normal’.

How can businesses enter? 

Businesses interested in entering the Space To Elevate competition will need to submit their entry via the form below by September 21st, providing an outline on why their business should win and how they will use the support to drive their business forward.


10 shortlisted businesses will then be asked to provide a 3 minute pitch video, by September 28th. The judges will then review all pitches and make a decision by October 1st on the chosen winners, awarding them their support packages. 

The prizes

The competition will be broken down into two categories, startup and scale up.  

1. Startup 

This category is designed to help startup businesses who’ve launched or pivoted their business as a result of the pandemic. There will be 4 winners in this category, open to anyone working in Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield.

The start up support package includes:

  • Coworking for 1 year for 2 people (worth £1,200)
  • Virtual address for 1 year with mail handling (worth £480)
  • Expert business mentoring for 6 months, (4 x ½ hour sessions worth £1,000)
  • Marketing support via 2 expert-led webinars (worth £300)

2. Scale up
This package is designed to help those with already established businesses who are looking to scale up their activity. There will be one winner from this category and this will be open to anyone working in Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield.

The scale up support package includes:

  • Coworking for 1 year for 4 people (worth £2,400)
  • Virtual address for 1 year with mail handling (worth £480)
  • A place on the BHP Leadership program (worth £2,000)

Competition Dates

7th September: Competition entry opens 

21st September: Competition entry closes 

23rd September: Shortlisted businesses announced 

28th September:  3 minute video pitches sent to Space To Elevate judges 

October 1st: Winners announced

Could your business benefit?

If your business could use some valuable business support this year then let us know by entering the competition below. We can’t wait to read your responses – good luck from all the team at Wizu!

Enter your business now:

 

Entries are now closed.

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