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The Pioneer 10 Stockport Business Awards 2018

In January 2018 we will begin searching for 10 innovative and ambitious local businesses who can be true Pioneers in their markets. Our Business Awards will give our Pioneers a boost of recognition and support to get their new ideas off the ground and their growing businesses to the next stage.

As well as receiving expert one-to-one coaching, our top Pioneer will receive a business support package from local businesses and their own space at Stockport Business & Innovation Centre.

There is no cost to take part and all local businesses are eligible to apply.


Find out more about Pioneer 10

Support benefits

Pioneer 10 aims to accelerate businesses in Stockport by inspiring and supporting pioneering spirit and commercial growth. We can help your business:

  • Build unique capabilities
  • Gain a competitive edge
  • Turn innovation into commercial return

Our programme can help your business become a market leader.

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Selection process

To apply to become a Pioneer you need to complete a short online questionnaire. The application process takes around 20 minutes. Our expert panel will assess all applications and create a shortlist based on scalability, profit potential, and relevant experience. There is then a more detailed online assessment to select the top ten.

These ten will then take part in an intensive growth programme of specialist coaching and support, and can pitch to receive long-term business coaching and office space.


Meet our experts

Winner's benefits

As well as receiving an award that recognises this great achievement, all Pioneers will receive:

  • Free sessions with an experienced business coach to establish a business plan
  • Support to turn that plan into a pitch
  • A business mentor from our panel of experts

In addition, the top Pioneer will receive a package of services for their business worth up to £15K.


Meet the previous Pioneers