AN exciting new business competition is launching in Northwich called The Salters Den.

Are you an entrepreneur or new business start-up in the Northwich area? Could your business or business idea be worthy of winning a cash prize of £2,500 and 12 months business mentoring?

If you have a new business or a great business idea, then why not apply.

The competition is open for entries from July 1 to October 31, 2015, and full details of how to enter are available on the website

Salters Den sees local businesses Howard Worth Chartered Accountants join forces with Moss Haselhurst Solicitors, Eric Johnson of Northwich Ltd and Natwest to form the business panel in the den.

The prize for the winner is £2,500 cash as well as one years free business advice and support from Howard Worth and legal mentoring from Moss Haselhurst.

There are also rewards for second and third place with six months legal and accountancy support and three months respectively.

If your business started after June 1, 2014 and is based in the Northwich postcode areas of CW8 or CW9 then you are eligible to enter.

If you have an innovative business idea or own a business that has been operating for less than a year, apply now for your chance to be in the first Salters’ Den competition.

The judges will be inviting successful entrants into pitch their idea to the Salters’ Den in November, where they will be holding panel interviews to determine the worthy winner of the inaugural 2015 competition.