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Lincolnshire entrepreneurs sought to ‘grow with the show’

START-UP businesses are being given the opportunity to ‘Grow with the Show’ for the fourth successive Lincolnshire Show.

Lincolnshire entrepreneurs sought to ‘grow with the show’

The competition – which closes on March 19 – invites young entrepreneurs to boost their businesses by bagging themselves a free exhibition stand at the county’s showcase event, highlighting their product or service to more than 60,000 people. 

Organised by the Lincolnshire Showground and the University of Lincoln, the winning businesses will also receive a £250 cash prize, expert mentoring and personalised business stationery. 

Exclusively open to Lincolnshire-based businesses under three-years-old, run by people aged between 18 and 35, the initiative has helped provide a number of local businesses essential exposure for their growing brand. 

Sally Mundy, sponsorship and trade sales manager at the Lincolnshire Showground, said: “This is a great opportunity for any growing business, from gardeners and bakers to T-shirt printers and entertainers. 

“Thousands of people visit the Lincolnshire Show in June, so it’s great exposure for your new business venture.

“As a charity, we’re focussed on supporting our local community and those looking to boost the Lincolnshire economy. As well as offering a platform to show case their talent the competition also provides crucial mentoring and materials to help them take their ideas to the next level.”

Shortlisted entries will be invited to meet with a panel of judges on April 12 and the winner announced shortly after.

Two talented runners up will receive a £100 cash prize, plus two Lincolnshire Agricultural Society guest badges giving admission to the Lincolnshire Show and access to the exclusive ringside member’s area. 

Lincolnshire Show will take place on 20 and 21 June and will host an eclectic mix of entertainment, food, shopping, music, horticulture and agriculture. 

To download an application form for the Grow with the Show competition and to find out more about the Lincolnshire Show, visit

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