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Spelthorne Business Plan Competition 2023

14th March 2023


Are you a budding entrepreneur with dreams of starting your own business?

Kwasi Kwarteng MP is hosting the 9th Spelthorne Business Plan Competition in partnership with Spelthorne Borough Council. If you have a great business idea but need some help to get things off the ground, this is an opportunity to give your idea the boost it needs, with a prize of £3,500.

The six best entries will be asked to present their business idea to a panel of expert judges at a Dragons’ Den style final hosted at BP in Sunbury-on-Thames on 29 June.  Each of the finalists will be given support to perfect their pitch.

Entries are welcome from individuals or teams of up to four people. The winner will receive £3,500 and a package of mentoring and support to help them bring their business idea to life, including receive free website and logo design. The runner-up will receive £1,000 and third place £200.

For more information and to enter, visit or search @Spelthorne Business Plan Competition on Facebook.

The deadline for entries is 27 April.

Cllr Sinead Mooney, Chair of Spelthorne’s Economic Development Committee, said: “We really value entrepreneurs in Spelthorne and the Business Plan Competition is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a great business idea to turn their vision into reality. Good luck to everyone and I look forward to meeting the finalists in June.”

Kwasi Kwarteng MP said: “The Spelthorne Business Plan Competition has been running for a number of years but I never fail to be impressed by the creativity and professionalism of the entries we receive. If you have been playing with a business idea in your head but aren’t sure how to get started, this could be your chance.”

For more information or help with the application process, email