Welsh Government

WIN a mentoring masterclass with Laura Tenison MBE

Would you like to meet one of Wales’ leading entrepreneurs to gain their valuable insight about growing a successful business? Enter the Business Wales ‘Everyday Entrepreneur’ competition and you could WIN a mentoring session with Laura Tenison MBE, Founder and CEO of JoJo Maman Bébé – the UK's leading boutique mother and baby brand.

After launching her mail order maternity & baby business in 1993, Laura has grown JoJo Maman Bébé into a national and international brand, with 80 stores across the UK and Ireland – employing more than 750 people in Britain and another 4,000 indirectly around the world.

Laura has hands-on experience of growing an underfunded start-up into her global mother and baby brand, predominantly via organically funded re-investment. The company now trades across the world with a new distribution center in New Jersey to service their growing USA business.

In your session (lasting up to 2 hours) you may ask Laura questions about your business or business plan. She will give you practical advice, honest feedback and ideas. She will challenge your business strategy and marketing campaign, offer advice on protecting your IP and making the most of your options to start or expand your company to the next level. 

Please fill in your details below to be entered into our prize draw.

Entries close 12:00 GMT on Monday 23rd January 2017.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Entrants must be residents of Wales. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Employees of Business Wales, Welsh Government, their immediate families, or anyone else connected to this promotion, are excluded from entry.
  2. Entrants must be running their own business as a sole trader, partnership, limited company or a registered charity.
  3. Entries must be received between Monday 9th January 2017 at 00:00 GMT and Monday 23rd January 2017 at 12:00 GMT (‘Entry Period’).”
  4. Entries received outside of the Entry Period will be invalid.

To enter the business mentor competition:

  1. Complete the entry form on http://www.businesswales.gov.wales/everyday-entrepreneur-competition by entering the entrant’s full name and contact details as stated on the competition entry form.
  2. Tick the box to indicate you have read and accepted the mentor competition’s terms and conditions.
  3. By entering the competition, you agree that Business Wales can send you email correspondence periodically. You can unsubscribe at any time.
  4. No other methods of entry are accepted.
  5. Only one entry can be made per entrant.
  6. Any entry which is incomplete, inaccurate or which doesn’t fully comply with these terms and conditions will be invalid.

The prize:

  1. The winning entry Prize [‘Prize’] is a mentoring session (lasting up to two hours) with Laura Tenison, MBE, Founder and CEO of JoJo Maman Bebe.
  2. There will be no runner up prizes.
  3. Business Wales reserves the right to substitute the Prize for another of equal or greater value if, for any reason, the original Prize is unavailable.
  4. No cash or credit alternative will be given.

Winner selection:

  1. The winner will be required to register and create an account with Business Wales, if not already registered.
  2. Valid competition entries will be entered into a prize draw by the Business Wales team.
  3. The winner will be announced no later than Thursday 26th January 2017.
  4. We will contact the winner within seven days of the draw via the email address provided at the entry point. If the winner does not respond to such email or to any message left within five working days, we will further attempt to contact the winner daily to a total of five times by email. If such attempts are unsuccessful, or the winner fails to comply with these terms and conditions, we reserve the right to decide that the winner has forfeited the Prize and to offer the Prize to the next eligible entrant drawn by Business Wales.
  5. Prize fulfilment will be arranged within 30 days of the winner being notified.

General terms:

  1. The decision of Business Wales is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  2. The winner agrees to participate in any publicity arranged by Business Wales or its agencies, and agrees to their name and business name being made publicly available.
  3. Business Wales or its agencies will not be responsible for the non-inclusion of entries as a result of technical failures or otherwise, including any such failure which is within the control of Business Wales or its agencies. Proof of submission of entry is not proof of receipt of entry.
  4. Business Wales reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any person it finds to be tampering or to have tampered with the operation of the promotion or the [insert link] website, or to be acting in violation of these terms and conditions.
  5. To the full extent permitted by law, Business Wales will have no liability for any loss, damage, illness, injury or death arising from this promotion.
  6. If any provision of these terms and conditions is held invalid by any law, rule, order or regulation of any government, or by final termination of any court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the enforceability of any other provisions not held to be invalid.
  7. The promoter is Business Wales, Unit 14/15 Oldfield Road, Bocam Park, Bridgend, CF35 5LJ.