Dacorum's Den is back to support local business

We're calling on budding entrepreneurs to enter our popular Dacorum’s Den scheme, which awards business grants of up £1,000.

Based on the TV show, the scheme is open to Dacorum-based companies with fewer than 20 employees and less than £1 million a year turnover.

This year’s Den is being launched on Thursday (7 March) at Maylands Business Centre between 10am and 12.30pm. Interested businesses can go along and find out more, meet past winners and speak to the judges.

Since it was launched in 2011, £70,000 has been invested in business growth and 62 new jobs created.

Last year, the panel of judges, led by Hemel Hempstead MP Sir Mike Penning, gave eight businesses £1,000 - and were so impressed with three that they increased the level of award.

Businesses can apply until Thursday 7 June.

For more information, including how to apply and register for the launch event, please visit our Dacorum's Den page.