Haines Watts Young Entrepreneur Competition

The Haines Watts Thames Valley Young Entrepreneur 2012 finalists and judges

The Haines Watts Thames Valley Young Entrepreneur 2012 finalists and judges

Yep, apparently we’re still young! 35 was the cut off so Dave (just – his birthday was last week) and are still officially young which enabled us to be considered as a candidate for the Haines Watts Young Entrepreneur 2012 for the Thames Valley region.

A day in Reading at the swanky Malmaisson Hotel saw the 5 finalists present to a panel of 7 business leaders and experts which was initially quite daunting but much easier once I got my pitch underway.

Good news and bad news

The good news is that we won the ‘local’ title (Basingstoke and Farnborough area) which is fantastic. We scooped ¬£250 and a years financial mentoring by the experts at Haines Watts. Result!

The bad news is that we didn’t win the regional title. A top man called Dale Barrett of Insideout Group deservedly won the award – congratulations, Dale. The feedback we got was great and apparently the presentation went really well but Dale just nudged it.

The other finalists were;

Jez Rose – The Behaviour Expert
Marcus Davies – Integrella
Mike Robinson – Generate UK

A great experience nonetheless and were looking forward to taking advantage of our prize.

Jane Gregory from Haines Watts and Ollie

Jane Gregory from Haines Watts and Ollie

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. The Name, Email and Comment fields are required