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About the competition

Local Business Accelerators, the local media industry’s campaign to boost the best local businesses, fronted by Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden, launches for a third time under a revised format on 2 December 2015.

The hunt is on to find the best local businesses. Are you a successful local business owner in need of a boost? Fancy some business mentoring from Deborah Meaden? Want some free advertising in your local paper? Then Local Business Accelerators is for you!

Organised by Local Media Works, the marketing body for the local press industry, the campaign will see local newspapers up and down Britain join the hunt to find the best local businesses.

Deborah Meaden will once again be fronting LBA as the campaign ambassador. The national LBA winner will be awarded business mentoring from Deborah and free advertising in their local newspaper.

Businesses wishing to take part in LBA, need to contact their local paper who will put them forward for the award. The deadline for nominations is 29 January 2016. The winner will be announced at the end of March 2016.

Follow us on @acceleratelocal and tweet using #LBA

Best of luck to all businesses who take part!