THERE’S just no stopping young Jacob Hill.
The Brighouse entrepreneur is on course to secure a £15,000 boost to his business.
Jacob, founder of campaign kit company The Lazy Camper, is through to the voting stage of Pitch it to Michon, a national competition where start-up businesses bid to win marketing support and design worth up to £15,000.
The contest – run by Nottingham-based creative agency Michon to mark its 30 years in business – aims to find the best new business ideas and talent.
The Lazy Camper is one of six finalists who must put together a video pitch that will be published online for the public to vote on.
The company, which has already won several awards, provides complete camping gear – including tents, sleeping bags, blow-up pillows and first aid kits – for people attending summer music festivals.
Jacob, who is still studying at Huddersfield University, said reaching the final was “amazing”.
He said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have been selected to pitch my business to Michon.
“Setting up a business on your own can be a daunting prospect, so the opportunity of winning the marketing and design support of a company with so much experience is like gold-dust.”
The public will vote one entrant through to the final and a judging panel at Michon will vote another two through to the final three, which will be announced in July.
The winner of the final will get marketing and design support to suit their needs which could include everything from brand design and development to website build, photography and web marketing.
Jeff Michon, managing director at Michon, said: “The standard of entries was very high so the six finalists have done brilliantly to stand out from the crowd and put themselves within touching distance of being our winner.
“I am looking forward to the next stage, meeting the entrants in person and seeing the video pitches.
“These pitches will help us narrow the competition down further to find a business we truly believe in and that we’re inspired to work with over the coming months and hopefully into the future.”