Support for Stockport entrepreneurs

Support for Stockport entrepreneurs

Stockport Business and Innovation Centre (SBIC) is launching a new programme to nurture entrepreneurial talent in Stockport.

Pioneer 10 is designed to give people with great business ideas access to free business support through a new coaching programme.

It is aimed at early stage businesses keen to grow along with established businesses looking to innovate andor enter new markets.

Figures from Startup Britain show that the Borough remains one of the prime locations in the country to launch a new business venture.

In 2015, there were nearly 3,000 Stockport start-ups, which made it number 45 in a list of the most enterprising places in England.

Pioneer 10 follows on from SBIC’s successful Spark competition that has run for the last two years and unearthed the Bariquin and Inspired Goodbyes business concepts.

Tony Corcoran, incubation director at SBIC, said that the Pioneer10 concept had great scope for Stockport’s enterprising business community.

“It is the perfect platform for people who have all the drive and ambition required, but are looking for an effective way to move their game-changing ideas forward,” said Corcoran.

The Pioneer10 programme is now open for applications via the BIC’s website.