UKFast helps on the road to success

Article date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 16:12 GMT

UKFast entrepreneur development scheme winners

It's down to the business community to encourage young entrepreneurs to generate new ideas and start their own companies, according to serial entrepreneur Lawrence Jones.

Jones talks as one of his projects, the UKFast entrepreneur development scheme, supports the launch of

Since being selected as one of the 2009 winners of the scheme, online courier comparison site has now come to fruition and is seeing fantastic results.

Founded by entrepreneurs, David Grimes and Paul Haydock, is an online portal for courier services across the UK domestic and international market. Recently appointed as a 'Preferred Shipping Partner of eBay', the company is also on target to hit its predicted first year turnover of £1.25-2M.

Co-founder Grimes says, "The potential savings that winning this competition presented were a huge incentive to enter. Since winning, UKFast has shown us an unbelievable amount of support. Not only did they provide us with invaluable advice about our business idea in its final stages, but they have continued to support, encourage and help us ever since."

Jones says, "The UKFast entrepreneur development scheme was designed to provide deserving business concepts with the opportunity to flourish in difficult economic times.

"There are lots of great entrepreneurial ideas and upcoming talent out there which the business community has a responsibility to encourage and nurture."

Grimes adds, "They have also helped our in-house team spirit by inviting us to various events that they have held, including inviting us to watch Sale Sharks rugby team."

Committed to finding the online superstars of the future, UKFast's MD Lawrence launched the UKFast entrepreneur development scheme last year to enable budding entrepreneurs to make their ideas a reality. Offering essential support and six months of free hosting at a value of £15,000, the scheme looks for entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for business in each of its five winners.

Other winners of the scheme include Picture Nation, who entered the scheme to breathe new life into their online image library.

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