Dragons’ Den

Status:  Closed
Closing Date:  05/12/2016

Got a business idea you want to develop?
Would £3,000 help get your business idea off the ground?
Then apply for funding from our Dragons’ Den

The Tenth Nottingham Dragons Den Panel is just ‘Angels’

The High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire Judy Naaké is joining forces with 5 other female business leaders who will award successful enterprise ideas a grant of up to £3000.

This is the tenth Dragons Den style event organised by Nottinghamshire Community Foundation and will be hosted at the new Technology Entrepreneurship Centre (TEC) at Nottingham University’s Innovation Park.

We are inviting applications from budding entrepreneurs of all genders to apply for a grant to support their business development.

The Angel Panel includes:

  • Beverley Parr, partner of B & J Parr Ltd
  • Sue Allsopp, founder of Equator design Nottingham
  • Karen Cox, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Nottingham University
  • Nicky Weston DL, the Vice Chair of Nottinghamshire Community Foundation
  • Melanie Currie, Deputy Dean Nottingham Trent University Business School
  • Judy Naaké, High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and founder of the St Tropez tanning company


Judy Naaké , The High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, commenting on the Angel’s den said:

“I am very keen to support new entrepreneurs as I know how hard it is to build a business.
I believe the advice and support from this panel of successful women will offer the applicants
an incredible boost to their start up, as well as a memorable day in the den”



To be considered for a grant, applicants need to be a resident of Nottingham city or county, be able to submit a realistic business plan and have a great enterprise idea.

Download a business plan template here

[Doc] and a basic forecast template here [XLS Doc] or contact enquiries@nottscf.org.uk for copies.

All applications must be submitted by 9.30am on Monday 5th December 2016.

Please email your business plan and forecast to enquiries@nottscf.org.uk or post to:

Dragons Den
Nottinghamshire Community Foundation
Pine House B, Ransom Wood Business Park
Southwell Road West
NG21 0HJ

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their ideas to the Business Dragons at the new Technology Entrepreneurship Centre (TEC) at Nottingham University’s Innovation Park on Thursday 26th January 2017.