Campaign ramps up

Deborah Meaden
Deborah Meaden
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A CAMPAIGN backed by The News to help fledgling business has now reached its second stage.

Firms applied for the chance to win free advertising and mentoring from local business leaders, and the chance to be mentored by Dragon’s Den’s Deborah Meaden.

Called the Local Business Accelerators, those firms which entered will now be judged by our panel of mentors to find out which ones will be getting the chance to win.

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