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Low Carbon Pioneer 10 Stockport is an exciting, free business award and growth coaching programme for entrepreneurs & businesses in Stockport. It has evolved over the past 7 years and is open to start-ups and ambitious SMEs. It began life as the Spark Business Awards operated by Oxford Innovation with huge success & has helped over 4000 SME’s, start-ups & entrepreneurs.

Over the years we have learned a great deal about the requirements of business owners and the key elements they need to achieve success. It is our goal to ensure that everyone that interacts with Pioneer 10 will derive genuine benefit through insightful workshops and coaching.

The entrants to the Pioneer10 programme will be shortlisted, with 10 going on to receive further one to one coaching and guidance from our experienced business experts. This stage will open up a world of new possibilities for entrepreneurs & business owners alike, significantly increasing their chance of success at he final pitch event in front of the Low Carbon Pioneer10 Stockport Judging Panel.

One Pioneer will be awarded the prize - a long term, high value, high impact business support package leveraging the resources of Stockport Council, Oxford Innovation and the supporting business experts.

Registration will remain open from January to June 2022.


Oxford Innovation

At Oxford Innovation, we really understand how to make property work - for the building owners, our centre customers, and for regional economic success. 

We manage a UK network of Business & Innovation Centres that provides the ideal environment for over 900 start ups and SMEs to grow. Our centres are managed on behalf of public and private sector building owners that require a high quality service that reliably delivers financial returns, whilst contributing to the economic growth of the regions in which we operate.   

With over 20 years of experience in running Business & Innovation Centres, we have the experience, the insight and the expertise you are looking for to make your building a long-term success.

To find out more please visit us at: www.oxin-centres.co.uk 


Stockport Business & Innovation Centre  

Stockport Business and Innovation Centre in Stockport provides professional office space on flexible terms, virtual office services and a range of meeting rooms, in a fully serviced setting.

“Attracting established organisations alongside start-up and growing companies, Stockport BIC specialises in creating a community for knowledge-based businesses in the Stockport Area.”

“We are passionate about providing a supportive environment that encourages collaborative working and innovative thinking, through the support of our in-house business growth advisor.  Because we look after all our customers’ accommodation requirements, they are free to focus entirely on developing their businesses.”  Centre Manager – John Booth

To find out more please visit: www.stockport-bic.co.uk 

Our main sponsor

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council provides a range of local government services for residents of the Borough. It is committed to equal opportunities and works hard to ensure that the services it provides are fair and accessible for all of its residents. 

The Council’s vision is to make Stockport the place of choice for living, working and enjoying leisure time, with a commitment to improving facilities and creating opportunities for existing residents.

Find out more: www.stockport.gov.uk