To enter the competition

PLEASE NOTE: Competitors must have set up their business within last 3 years and operate within the Staffordshire Moorlands area.

Submit to LSGK Accountants by 15th March 2020.

Short-listed competitors will be invited to make a 30-minute presentation to the panel consisting of 15 minutes overview and 15 minutes question and answers. A winner and runner up will be decided on the day.

Why Dyer’s Den?

Leek has an illustrious heritage of silk weaving dating back to the 17th century with silk dyeing following in the 18th century. Leek born industrialist and entrepreneur Sir Thomas Wardle, born 1831, was a pioneer in the art of dyeing, researching and adapting traditional methods from around the globe to fit with the mass production of the industrial age. Celebrated textile designer, poet, novelist and social activist, William Morris collaborated with Wardle which led to a revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production. The rest as they say, is history.

We are looking for someone with the entrepreneurial flare and foresight of Wardle and Morris to convince our judges they are worthy of the prize. Is this you?

How to Pitch Your Business Masterclass?

Staffordshire Moorlands are offering all entrants the opportunity to come along to a half-day Masterclass that tells you everything you need to know about pitching for success. As soon as you enter you will be sent details of this exclusive event tailored to Dyer’s Den hopefuls.

How to Pitch Your Business Masterclass?

Staffordshire Moorlands are offering all entrants the opportunity to come along to a half-day Masterclass that tells you everything you need to know about pitching for success. As soon as you enter you will be sent details of this exclusive event tailored to Dyer’s Den hopefuls.

The Prizes

Winner:

£750 in cash

12 months advice from Tinsdills Solicitors worth £1800

12 months advice from LSGK Accountants worth £1500

Digital Marketing equivalent to £2500 from Yellow Circle Creative Agency

Membership of the Chamber of Commerce

3 hour branding photoshoot worth £325 +VAT from Cathy Bower Photography

Runner Up:

£250 in cash

6 months advice from Tinsdills Solicitors worth £900

6 months advice from LSGK Accountants worth £750

Digital Marketing equivalent to £1000 from Yellow Circle Creative Agency

Headshot package worth £125+VAT from Cathy Bower Photography