FREE TO APPLY FOR NEXTGEN 2022
Paul Worthington, Chief Executive Ofﬁcer & Founder of WoodWhite Accountants.
NEXTGEN rewards entrepreneurs with up to £25,000 worth of valuable business, accounting, tax and marketing expertise for 12 months. Think what you could achieve and the impact on your business.
It is ideal for ambitious business owners who want to do things differently and have a new, more compelling proposition. Start your business journey with the support of dynamic accountants.
APPLY AND YOU COULD FLY. DON’T BE SHY…
You should apply if you want to accelerate your start-up business and receive help from experts like us who want to help entrepreneurs like you!
You can also nominate someone you know to make an application, if they are too shy to put themselves forward! If your nominee wins the competition, you will receive a voucher worth £250.
Unlock routes to ﬁnance and access a level of expertise in key business areas that are normally out of reach for ﬂedgling start-ups.
If you win or you are one of the three other shortlisted, you will receive publicity for your new business and meet other entrepreneurs who have been on a similar journey to you.
WHAT BUSINESSES ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
NEXTGEN is open to any entrepreneurs and businesses who are in the ﬁrst 6 months of operation, or with a new business idea which they have yet to launch. We will also welcome applications from those trying to launch a business but don’t know where to start.
The business or entrepreneur must be based within 20 miles of Reading in Berkshire.
WHY NOMINATE SOMEONE?
If you nominate someone you will receive £250 worth of vouchers if they win the competition.
Click here to nominate an entrepreneur now
WHY DID YOU SET UP NEXTGEN?
We believe that entrepreneurs deserve better business support to enable their success. Our specialist support can help transform their business.
WHY IS IT CALLED NEXTGEN?
It is called NEXTGEN because it is all about supporting the next generation of budding entrepreneurs. We recognise their critical importance to the future of the economy.
WHAT MAKES YOU QUALIFIED TO LAUNCH NEXTGEN?
As accountants and tax advisers, we are superbly placed to understand the challenges and difﬁculties that a new business faces. We are with you every step of the way!
|NEXTGEN 2022 open for applications and nominations
||17th December 2021
|Applications for NEXTGEN 2022 closed
||28th February 2022
|Applications reviewed and shortlisted for interview
||1st - 10th March 2022
|Interviews and NEXTGEN award event
||18th March 2022
|For the winner, business support starts for 12 months from
||1st April 2022
WHAT DOES THE NEXTGEN WINNER GET?
- Monthly business coaching sessions with Paul Worthington, Chief Executive Ofﬁcer and Founder of WoodWhite Accountants. Paul has overseen the signiﬁcant growth of his own start-up accountancy practice and alongside his business partners, Emma Newnham and Chris Paterson, have collectively helped many entrepreneurs and business owners navigate through their respective business journeys. In a former life, Paul has worked as Head of Finance for a listed company and has a wealth of experience in both corporate and SME business worlds.
- Free accountancy services for the ﬁrst 12 months
- 4 hours of marketing consultancy per month for the ﬁrst 12 months from StrawberryFinch
- NEXTGEN 2022 Winner’s Certiﬁcate and NEXTGEN trophy
What do the four shortlisted applicants receive?
NEXTGEN 2022 Shortlisted Certiﬁcate.
Access to 30 minute sessions with business experts
To make your interview day really valuable, we will arrange for a number of experts to be available to answer any questions you have, to cover the following areas:
- Marketing and sales
- Finance and funding
What do all applicants get?
Feedback on your application and a WoodWhite Accountants gift set in the post.
HOW TO APPLY FOR NEXTGEN?
STEP 1: Download an application form
Check your eligibility and then download an application form.
You must complete every question - full instructions are on the form.
Once completed, save the application form, ready for submission.
Application deadline is Monday 28th February 2022.
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM
STEP 2: Complete application and submit by Monday 28th February 2022
Complete the application form and submit it. Applications will not be accepted any other way. You will receive an automated email to let you know that your application has been received. Check your spam if you do not receive it.
Your NEXTGEN 2022 application
Who is on the judging panel?
Paul Worthington, Business Coach & Partner of WoodWhite Accountants
Chris Paterson, Head Judge & Partner of WoodWhite Accountants
Emma Newnham, Head Judge & Partner of WoodWhite Accountants
Metro Bank Representative
A media partner representative
Craig Thatcher, Branding Specialist, Creative Director & Founder, StrawberryFinch