Whether you want to start a new business, expand a current one or just need direction for a new idea – so long as it’s local, we want to hear from you! Interested? Just submit an application form and pay the £20.00 donation to Katharine House Hospice to be in with a chance of winning professional legal advice, accountancy support, branding advice and a business buddy for a year plus more…!*

The competition is open to anyone aged eighteen years or over who is an individual registered as living in the Stafford Area or a business registered in the Stafford Area. Proof of address is required to validate the application. For the avoidance of doubt, for the purposes of this competition the Stafford Area is defined as the catchment area in our downloadable Competition Rules – use the link below.

There is no limit to the number of entries an individual can submit. Any person connected with the competition including employees and immediate family of the Bear Companies and Katharine House Hospice staff are prohibited from entering. By entering the competition the Applicants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and that their full name/name of their business may be used by the competition for future promotional purposes.

Download your application form from 24 May 2018

Applications must be received by 6 July 2018

Applications will be shortlisted on 18 July 2018

Grand Final Event will be on 18 October 2018

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All proceeds raised from The Bears’ Lair Stafford will be donated to Katharine House Hospice. Special thanks go to our partners: