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New initiative launched to assist entrepreneurs

Charles Cook (left) with Rob Laws

Charles Cook (left) with Rob Laws

A new private initiative has been launched to assist entrepreneurs in Bristol.

Bristol Start Up & Grow is offering 5 innovative local entrepreneurs the chance to receive an initial business loan of up to £5,000.

Free legal and accountancy services for a year, mentoring and access to high profile business leaders and corporate connections will also be offered.

The package could be worth up to £100,000 per company.

The project is being launched and backed by Bristol solicitor, Charles Cook.

Charles is himself an entrepreneur and is experienced in start ups.

He comments: “Bristol is a hotbed for entrepreneurialism. From the merchant traders to Brunel, Concord, Wallace and Gromit and Trunkis, Bristol has always produced innovation.

“We want to offer support to local entrepreneurs with innovative business ideas to help them launch and grow their businesses.

“We firmly believe that most people only need a small amount of money to kick start their business idea and can really benefit from having early stage good quality legal and accountancy advice.”

Charles is pictured with Bristol Based entrepreneur Rob Law who is the founder of Trunki.

Rob Law, who the founder of Trunki, is also behind the project.

Decisions for support will be made by 1 August 2014 and applications should be submitted to Bristol Start Up & Grow by 1 July 2014.

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