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Making Business Happen Awards announces £12.5k cash investment prize

Entrepreneurs all over the UK are being encouraged to show how they are “making business happen” by entering a new competition run by the University of South Wales.

The organisers are looking for entrepreneurs who innovation and creativity, with the winner receiving  a lucrative support package. This includes up to £12,500 cash investment as well as mentoring from NatWest, Awbrey Management and Indycube to help get their business idea off the ground.

Leading academics from the University of South Wales and a panel of finance, marketing and business support experts will judge the entries. Shortlists for all categories will be announced early next year, with the winners to be announced at a ceremony in Cardiff on 16th April 2015.

Younger applicants from schools and colleges across the country can also put themselves in the running for separate Aspiring Entrepreneurs Award. The best student entrants will also be invited to participate in a pitching competition.

I studied marketing at university and that helped me to develop many of the different skills and qualities required to become a successful entrepreneur. The Making Business Happen Awards aims to highlight the next generation of entrepreneurs and to celebrate great examples of business innovation and creativity across the UK,” said Aimee Bateman, the Awards’ official ambassador, who is a graduate of the University of South Wales graduate and the founder of job seekers’ website Careercake.com.

We are looking for businesses and individuals from all corners of the UK who can demonstrate thorough research and sound planning; inspiring leadership and effective teamwork, as well as the hard work and determination needed to turn these ingredients into a successful enterprise,” she added.