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Our journey of a lifetime will turn £20k into £20 mil. How? Maps, honey, history and beer... join the BIG adventure!
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Big Northumberland is a newly formed social enterprise owned and operated entirely by young people. We have created a long distance walk through Northumberland which showcases the finest history, culture and beauty of the area.
If an average of 1000 extra walkers per day were attracted to Northumberland, and they each chose to spend £100 a day over a 200 day walking season, this would generate £20 million for our local economy.
Our business owns the trademark for over 750 products that could be marketed alongside the Big Northumberland walk. This includes honey, maps and beer.
We will make a difference to people's lives in a number of ways:
- promotes positive images of young people
- a sustainable approach to boosting the local economy
- promotes the virtues of small businesses
- reduction of crime through an increase in local employment
- increase the cultural knowledge of Northumberland
- to increase interest in local history
- formed and operated exclusively by young people
- increase in youth employment and training opportunities
- promotion of business skills among young people
- allowing young people to shape and secure their own future
- allowing young people to influence key decisions regarding their lives
- promotion of healthy activities such as walking
- showcasing the great adventures Northumberland has to offer
- a fantastic new young person led business, giving a unique, dynamic approach
- improved access to market the culture, heritage and history of Northumberland
- a boost to local economies through sustainable means which will aid in the upkeep of small enterprises
We will also benefit the customer by allowing them to experience the best Northumberland has to offer, from walking through the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to visiting the fantastic local shops. Whatever your needs, we aim to provide.
To evolve this business further, we need the money to aid in the promotion of marketing materials for Big Northumberland. This would take approximately 4-6 months, and would make it a successful enterprise.
The business has progressed beyond the conceptual stage and is now in need of funding to develop its commercial aspect. Interest has already been expressed from local businesses wanting to promote their products under the Big Northumberland brand.
We are the right people to make this idea a success due to the fresh, original and dynamic idea of Big Northumberland. By combining an energetic approach with entrepreneurial skills, we can establish a unique and sustainable business which not only benefits the young people in Northumberland, but also the wider community.
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