Creative thinkers handed £20k help

Posted on 12.03.10 by

Friday, March 12, 2010, Derby Telegraph

A CREATIVE design and media company in Derby has won £20,000 of business help after winning a Dragon’s Den-style competition to find the city’s most promising entrepreneurs.

Revolver Revolver, based at Banks Mill Studios, has been named as the winner of Business Quest 2010.

The firm beat competition from six other local businesses to win the title.

Business Quest was organised by Derbyshire entrepreneur Peter Gadsby, in conjunction with the University of Derby.

It challenged Derby students and graduates to “pitch” their businesses to a panel of judges, with the winner receiving £20,000 of business support, such as rent-free premises or help with legal matters.

The pitches took place on Wednesday in front of the panel.

Christopher Redshaw, from Revolver Revolver, conducted his firm’s successful pitch.

He said: “I honestly didn’t think I’d win.

“My first move will be to organise my marketing materials and look at drawing up employment contracts.”