The competition is open to young entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 35 years old, with the aim of helping Lincolnshire start-ups by giving them the platform and tools required to excel in the early stages of becoming a new business owner.
Designed for Dogs owner Holly Bryant initially set up the business in 2017, specialising in producing handmade luxury dog beds and accessories using high quality materials that are easy to care for but don’t break the bank, and was last year’s runner-up of Grow with the Show.
Holly said: “The whole concept for the business came out of the fact that, as a dog owner, I found the choice of products for dogs was limited to low-price, low-quality items, or those luxury-ticket items that many people are priced out of. With nine million dogs in the UK, I embarked on a lot of research, testing and planning and opened the business to provide a range of practical, quality products – and now our range is continuing to expand with some exciting new launches.
“We also provide bespoke products, so you can have products made-to-measure to suit your dog and your home. Our products are all handmade in Lincolnshire and we’re incredibly proud of that!”
Grow with the Show is open to businesses under three years old and offers the winners the opportunity to host their own stand at the Lincolnshire Show – which this year celebrates the 150th birthday of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society.
Holly continued: “The Grow with the Show programme is just a brilliant opportunity. As many people know, setting up and running a business is phenomenally hard and the support and training from business experts that I’ve received as a result of being runner-up last year has not only resulted in visible growth for the company, but it’s also vastly improved my business knowledge, acumen and confidence.
“The chance to get my business in front of tens of thousands of people was one not to be missed either and I’m looking forward to being at the Lincolnshire Show for another year!”