Win 12-month membership at The Stable for your business – worth more than £1,000

PUBLISHED: 18:00 20 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:57 21 March 2018

Weston Mercury editor Tom Wright with Kerry O'Neill inside The Stable creative hub, in Wadham Street.

Weston Mercury editor Tom Wright with Kerry O'Neill inside The Stable creative hub, in Wadham Street.


Talented entrepreneurs have a ‘fantastic’ opportunity to take their business to the next level thanks to a Mercury competition.

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The Weston Super Startup competition has launched to offer a burgeoning business brain a ‘great platform’ to grow their enterprise.

The competition offers creative, digital or technology businesses in their infancy the chance to compete for a 12-month membership for Weston’s co-working hub The Stable, in Wadham Street, worth more than £1,000.

Businesses have until May 31 to apply, and The Stable has a long list of networking events coming up which offer great tips to help entrants hone their pitch.

Shortlisted entrants will go before a panel of experts to bid for the prize, which could be the big break you need on the path to making your business a success.

The Stable creative hub.The Stable creative hub.

General manager Kerry O’Neill hopes Weston Super Startup ‘appeals to the town’s pool of incredibly-talented people’.

She said: “Loads of people are trying to run their fantastic businesses from home or cafés and they’re getting distracted, lonely, and generally going a bit mad.

“We’ve got a bright co-working loft with first-class facilities, and other like-minded people to talk to and to bounce ideas off.

“The competition is a brilliant opportunity for innovative new businesses and enterprises to discover what we’re doing, and I can’t wait to see who enters.”

Weston Mercury editor Tom Wright with Kerry O'Neill outside The Stable creative hub, in Wadham Street.Weston Mercury editor Tom Wright with Kerry O'Neill outside The Stable creative hub, in Wadham Street.

Mercury editor Tom Wright said: “Weston has expanded a lot, and with its population set to swell in the years ahead, there has arguably never been a better time for businesses to grow here.

“While big high-street firms often dominate the media’s headlines, we at the Mercury want to help a fledgling business get their great idea off the ground.

“Every business has had to start somewhere and a leg up can be crucial to long-term success.

“The Stable offers a great platform for a newly-formed business to access facilities and contacts which would otherwise be beyond its reach and I am really grateful for Kerry and the team for offering up this fantastic prize.

The Stable creative hub.The Stable creative hub.

“If you think this opportunity is for you then I urge you to take a chance and go for it – it could be the break your business needs.”

For an entry form, and terms and conditions, visit

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