£10k of advertising in the regional press is the prize for the Bristol-based electric bike dealer, who have won a 'Local Business Accelerators' award...
Posted by Peter Eland on Friday 8 Feb 2013
Press release follows:
LBA Business Competition Winner 2013
Full speed ahead for Atmosphere Electric Bikes in Bristol as they became a regional winner of The Post and Western Daily Press backed Local Business Accelerators campaign. The St Georges Rd business is one of three entries on the Bristol shortlist for the contest being run by the Newspaper Society to boost British businesses
Each winner will receive advertising worth £10,000 in the Post and Western Daily Press along with mentoring from two experienced business leaders, Debbie Fortune and Mike Bennett.
Atmosphere Electric Bikes "are over the moon that they have been awarded this prize" says Alistair McHardy, the owner. "We have never entered any form of competition before so not only was this a big surprise but will also be a massive boost for our business and help us get more people electric powered round Bristol"
One of the three on the regional shortlist of three will then go on to be entered into the contest to win the national prize, which includes mentoring from Dragons' Den star Deborah Meaden, the campaign's national ambassador, another free ad campaign and a host of other prizes.
Deborah said: "I would like to congratulate the winners of this year's Local Business Accelerators who should all feel extremely proud to have got this far in the competition. The first LBA created hundreds of business success stories across the UK and I am confident that we will see hundreds more again this year, as the winners receive the campaign prize of free local newspaper advertising and mentoring. We need to do everything we can to support small business owners and entrepreneurs and LBA is helping to do just that."
Supported by the Government and private sector's Business in You campaign, LBA has seen 500 local newspapers join forces to provide a boost to promising young businesses.