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Business support package worth £35,000 could be won by one stand out business in the eastern region

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Businesses in Suffolk have the opportunity to win a prize package worth over £30,000 in THE ONE competition 2015.

The competition founded by Nichola Cain, Managing Director of Voice Communications, is now in its sixth year and is being run in conjunction with a number of other successful businesses in the region.

THE ONE will give any new business that has been trading for under five years in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire or Cambridgeshire the chance to win a business support package over a 12 month period worth £35,000.

Previous winners include last year’s champions, The Foraging Fox, based in Bishop’s Stortford on the Essex and Hertfordshire border, Raw Nibbles, based in Glemsford and Suffolk based brewers, Calvors.

The lucky winner of THE ONE will win a prize package consisting of:

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To be in with a chance of being crowned THE ONE 2015, complete the online entry form available at www.onecompetition.co.uk by Friday, October 30.

Entrants will be required to provide a description of their business, product or service idea, details of their achievements to date as well as their ambitions and ideas about what they would use the prize package to achieve.

Entry is only available to businesses which have been trading for less than five years and are based in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire or Cambridgeshire.

The judging panel will select a shortlist of finalists, who will be invited to give a 45 minute presentation of their business idea on November 24, at Layer Marney Tower, England’s tallest Tudor Gatehouse. The winner will be announced shortly after.

Nichola Cain, Managing Director of Voice Communications comments: “We are very excited to be starting our search once again for THE ONE.

“The competition offers a fantastic opportunity for us to help an entrepreneur grow their business and raise their profile through the power of PR, design and marketing and other crucial areas of business support.

“Our winners from last year, The Foraging Fox, have gone from strength to strength and are now listed on Ocado and are in 250 independent deli and farm shops”.

Founder of The Foraging Fox, Frankie Fox said: “Winning THE ONE Competition in 2014 was an incredible experience from start to finish.

“It has given us the platform to grow at a faster rate than we could ever have anticipated. To have such a wealth of experience and talent behind you is simply invaluable.

“Winning the competition when we did at an early stage of our company’s development gave us such an advantage.

“It gave us the opportunity to define our brand clearly, to communicate it widely and to commercialise it wisely.

“We cannot thank The THE ONE judges enough for their time and commitment to us and we could not recommend highly enough the benefits of entering this competition”.

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