FRANCIS Clark, Amicus Law, The Castle Hotel, The Carly Press, Word Gets Around, Taunton Deane Borough Council, Somerset Business Agency, who are supported by Santander Bank plc, have teamed up to bring two Taunton businesses a prize worth over £3,000 to help them in 2015.

The sponsors are proud to announce details of the second annual Taunton Business Incentive. There are many fantastic businesses, large and small, across Taunton Deane, and these businesses are the backbone of the local economy.

The sponsors want to encourage, motivate, support and celebrate the local talent, enterprises and entrepreneurs.

The sponsors are looking for growing, imaginative and enthusiastic enterprises, who they can help, and whose journey they can follow in the year ahead.

There are two categories this year, Group A includes businesses that turnover £100K or less and Group B, who turnover between 100K and £1 million per year.

Prize details - a Business Support and Mentoring Package to be used from 1st January 2015 to 31st December 2015 for each of the two winners. This comprises of:

• A bespoke marketing package to be used from 1st January 2015 (worth £1,040) with Newsquest South West portfolio of titles and websites, in association with TDBC. Please note, Newsquest standard advertising terms apply.

• A business package from Word Gets Around to comprise a half day 1-1 consultation (worth £125); an invitation to a networking event (worth £15) and a full page for each winner within WGA magazine (worth £130)

• A business support and mentoring package (worth up to £1,300) which will comprise of an initial half day business diagnostic consultation with Somerset Business Agency (worth £500); followed by a focussed two hour meeting with Francis Clark to discuss financial issues highlighted in the diagnostic session (worth £400); and a two hour consultation with Amicus Law covering any legal issues highlighted (worth £400)

• A bespoke printing and design package (worth £400) from Carly Press.
Please enter, tell your friends and be part of the excitement of seeing another local business really taking off.

See page 19 of this week's paper to enter and for more information click this link.