Nextgen

GIVE YOUR START-UP A LEG-UP WITH NEXTGEN 2022

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…

WHY YOUR NOMINEE SHOULD APPLY FOR NEXTGEN

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!

SCHEDULE KEY DATES
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?

WHAT DOES THE NEXTGEN WINNER GET?
  1. 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.

  2. Free accountancy services for the first 12 months

  3. 4 hours of marketing consultancy per month for the first 12 months from StrawberryFinch

  4. 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
  • Legal
  • Finance and funding
  • Insurance

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

Xero Representative

Metro Bank Representative

A media partner representative

Craig Thatcher, Branding Specialist, Creative Director & Founder, StrawberryFinch

If you have any questions please email enquiries@woodwhiteaccountants.co.uk. Good luck and we look forward to receiving your application.

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