BUSINESS in Huntingdonshire can win themselves some prime advertising space in The Hunts Post in a competition that is part of a nationwide scheme to help provide a boost to UK businesses.

Nearly 500 newspapers across the country are offering a total of £15million of free advertising to the most dynamic fledgling enterprises.

The initiative, backed by Dragons’ Den judge Deborah Meaden, is called Local Business Accelerators and is being spearheaded by the Newspaper Society.

Together, the local press industry will search for the nation’s most promising young businesses and help them accelerate their success with top professional advice from local business mentors plus a substantial allocation of free advertising space in their local publication.

What’s more, one lucky business picked from the hundreds of regional winners will get individual mentoring sessions from the LBA national ambassador Deborah Meaden, who will become a consultant and mentor to the business for one year.

The Local Business Accelerator competition is open to all businesses that are active in the local community, are between one and three years old and full of potential. They may have a great idea or product, or even have found a new market. They’re the kind of businesses that will create new jobs, and individually they will create pride in the community.

If you run such a business, or know anyone who does, and want the chance to receive invaluable business support and advertising space in The Hunts Post, visit www.accelerateme.co.uk for more information on the scheme and how to enter. Entries close November 14, 2011.