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RAU Grand Idea competition prize fund receives a boost
Denys Shortt OBE, Chairman and founder of DCS Group, has provided the Royal Agricultural University’s Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programme’s flagship Grand Idea business planning competition prize fund with a boost.
Denys, who has been the Chairman of the competitions judging panel who the past few years said: “We are delighted to support the Grand Idea competition and awards. The focus on creativity and innovation that it brings to students is very important for their future careers, and the advice provided on how to plan a business is invaluable.”
The judges for the Grand Idea competition 2017 are RAU Vice-Chancellor Professor Jo Price, Denys Shortt OBE (Chair), global retail consultant Christine Cross, RAU graduate Gillian Higgins of Horses Inside Out, and Ian Wilkinson (CEO) of Cotswold Seeds.
Students are invited to submit their business plans for the Grand Idea competition by Wednesday 24 May 2017. For support with your plan, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The finalists will be invited to pitch to the judges on Thursday 8 June. This will be followed by the 10th RAU Enterprise Awards Dinner in the evening, which will celebrate those who have been part of the programme this year and welcome a number of alumni from the programme back to the RAU.
The winner of the Grand Idea competition will receive at least £1,000 to invest in their idea plus a host of in-kind prizes.
Visit the enterprise page to find out more.