Local Business Accelerators

The local media industry’s campaign to boost small businesses across the UK, led by national ambassador Deborah Meaden, of Dragon’s Den.

The LBA scheme provides an invaluable boost to hundreds of promising young business across the UK through the campaign prize of free advertising in their local newspaper and mentoring from local business leaders. As the 2013 LBA national winner, York Cocoa House received a year's business mentoring from Deborah Meaden, a local newspaper ad campaign designed by a top London ad agency and £10k cash from the Business Growth Fund.

The initiative is fronted by national ambassador and Dragons' Den star Deborah Meaden and backed by Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Award Ceremony