Addmaster BIC

Do you have an innovative business idea and need some help to get it started? If so, Addmaster would like to hear from you.

This year we are celebrating our 15th anniversary. Our passion for innovation has helped us grow from a small business start-up to become Europe’s leading producer of performance additives, distributing products from sixteen bases across the globe, along the way winning numerous awards including the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Now we are sponsoring a competition to give you the chance to get your own bright idea off the ground with free mentoring and 12 months in a fully-furnished business unit.

Addmaster (UK) Ltd MD Paul Morris saw a gap in the market for innovative additive technology in 2000 and set up a small office in the Business Innovation Centre on Staffordshire Technology Park.

Paul explains; “I am extremely proud of what our business has achieved and the first stepping stone was having an office in the Business Innovation Centre. We’re celebrating a record 15th year and now I’d like to give something back.”

“Our success is down to the passion, innovation and spotting opportunities in the market that others don’t see. If you think you have a great business idea, I want to hear from you.”

Sandra Butterworth, Director of Innovation at the BIC adds: “It is wonderful to see how Addmaster has grown since the company first came to the BIC for support 15 years ago. We are looking forward to giving the same opportunity to a lot more start-up businesses in future”.

The competition is open to everyone and the winner will be entitled to:

· Free 12 months rental in a fully furnished unit on Staffordshire Technology Park with iMac Computer, free broadband internet and IT support, with a small meeting room, kitchen facilities and free parking

· Monthly one-to-one mentoring by Addmaster MD Paul Morris

· Close support by the BIC and encouragement to attend workshops and events

The competition closes on 31st August and we will be announcing the winner on 1 October.

Just send your business idea in no more than 1,000 words to paul.morris@addmaster.co.uk or by post to Addmaster (UK) Ltd., Darfin House, Priestly Court, Staffordshire technology Park, Stafford.