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Competition: Win expert mentoring to overcome your biggest business challenge!

Competition: Win expert mentoring to overcome your biggest business challenge!

Competition: Win expert mentoring to overcome your biggest business challenge!

Collage.jpgL-R: Simon Swan of Hiring Hub; Giles Brook of Vita Coco EMA and Leigh Purnell of PetaliteNow’s your chance to win free mentoring from the business brains behind brands such as Vita Coco, with the launch of a new competition from business broadband and phone provider Plusnet, and Startups.co.uk.

Three start-up businesses will be chosen for the competition to receive mentoring from one of the following Plusnet Pioneers; Simon Swan of Hiring Hub; Giles Brook of Vita Coco EMEA, or Leigh Purnell of Petalite, who will provide advice on overcoming a big business challenge – related to either talent, marketing or funding.

The competition is part of the Plusnet Pioneers programme; a dedicated programme of events, content and mentoring designed to help small business owners looking to grow.

Each winner will be partnered with a mentor and will receive three 30-minute mentoring sessions with a choice between face-to-face meetings or phone calls; whichever is most convenient.

And that’s not all.

At the end of the mentoring sessions – taking place for one month across May 2017 – the three winning businesses will be featured on Plusnet and Startups.co.uk where they will be part of a case study on key lessons from the mentoring process.

You must be available to take part in one of the three mentoring sessions in May.

To enter click here.


Plusnet is on a mission to help small businesses and budding entrepreneurs grow and has teamed up with Startups.co.uk to create Plusnet Pioneers, an exciting programme of content, events and mentoring. Article written by and first published on Startups.co.uk .

Competition Terms and Conditions

1. The Competition is open to UK residents aged 18 or over, other than existing employees of Plusnet plc and Marketing VF Ltd (t/a Startups.co.uk), their families or its agencies. Only one entry per business via Startups.co.uk where the competition will be hosted.
2. The Promoters of this Competition are Marketing VF Ltd. (t/a) Startups.co.uk, with its registered office located at Imperial Works, Perren Street, London, NW5 3ED; and Plusnet plc, with its registered office located at The Balance, 2 Pinfold Street, Sheffield, S1 2GU (the “Promoters”).
3. The Promoters reserves the right to verify the eligibility of entrants and check their identity.
4. There will be three prize winners in total. The prize per winner is three x 30 minute mentoring sessions taking place between 9-31 May 2017 with one of the following Plusnet Pioneers: Simon Swan of Hiring Hub, Giles Brook of Vita Coco EMEA or Leigh Purnell of Petalite. The area identified by the mentee that they would most like help with will form the basis of the mentoring sessions and should relate to the mentor’s area of expertise e.g. marketing, funding or talent. The mentoring could take place via a phone call, a Skype meeting or a face-to-face session, at the mentor’s and/or either of the Promoter’s discretion. By entering the competition, you agree to take part in a phone call at the end of the mentoring process with Startups.co.uk to help draft a case study based on the lessons and outcomes from the mentoring. By entering the competition you also agree for your case study to be placed in media (regional or business trade) and on the Promoters’ own channels. You also agree to have your photo taken for the case study.
5. The Promoters reserve the right to substitute a prize of equivalent or greater value if this is necessary.
6. Entries must be made by providing answers to the questions asked on the entry form. This includes: First name, Last name, Company name and website, the area you’d like help with (from funding, marketing, hiring and managing people) and a contactable email address. The form should be submitted by or before midnight on Friday 5 May 2017.
7. The winners will be business owners chosen by an independent panel of judges on Monday 8 May 2017. Winners will be notified by email on or before Friday 26 May 2017.
8. Winners will be selected in order of merit and will meet a minimum standard of quality. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
9. The prize will be available to winners 5 days after the closing date.
10. A list of prize winners (first and last name and county only) may be obtained by written request by sending an SAE to Plusnet PLC, 2 Pinfold Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2GU on or after Friday 26 May 2017.
11. By entering this Competition, all entrants agree that your image, biography and likeness may be used by the Promoters in unpaid promotional related publicity (including photographic shots and interviews).
12. Your personal details will be retained for the purpose of the Competition and by entering, you may receive email communication from Plusnet and Startups.co.uk. You can unsubscribe from Plusnet and Startups at any time. For more information see the Plusnet Privacy Policy at https://www.plus.net/help/legal/privacy-policy and http://startups.co.uk/privacy-policy/.
13. No cash alternative will be offered and prizes are non-transferable.
14. The Promoter reserves the right to select a new winner if they cannot be contacted within a reasonable period of time (to be established at the promoter’s sole discretion) and the right to disqualify any entrant or select alternative winner in the event that it believes that any entrant has contravened these Terms and Conditions.
15. All entries must be the independent and original creation of the entrant and must not infringe the copyright or other intellectual property rights of any third party.
16. By entering this Competition you hereby transfer all copyright to the Promoters and confirm that you will from time to time sign all documents necessary to confirm such transfer. The Promoter shall be entitled (but not obliged) to use any entries submitted under this Competition in any form, for all purposes in all media (including without limitation) any goods or products manufactured by or on behalf of the Promoter.
17. Submitting an entry to this Competition is deemed to be acceptance by the entrants of these Terms and Conditions. The Promoters reserve the right to alter, amend or foreclose this Competition without prior notice in the event that unforeseen circumstances make this unavoidable.
18. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant resulting from entering this Competition or by the entrant’s acceptance of the prize, or any damage to any entrant’s or other person’s computer or mobile phone equipment as a consequence of downloading any material relating to this promotion.
19. This promotion is governed by the laws of England and Wales.

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