Ignite Big Energy Idea winner!!!!

Gower Power Co-op wins Ignite Social Enterprise Big Energy Idea – the UK’s 1st energy focused social impact fund

So what does winning Ignite actually mean?

This is what Ant Flanagan, one of the founders of Gower Power Co-op, said after the first support event:

“If you had asked me a month ago to describe what we needed for developing the business, I honestly don’t think I would have come up with a better support package.”

So here’s what’s included:

· A Centrica mentor

· Access to a database of willing specialists across the Centrica Group of businesses

· A place on Henley Business School accelerator programme

· Access to confidence coach Peter Nicholas

· Access to Ignite impact advisor Alice Chapple

· Social impact reporting from The Good Analyst

· Mentoring from social entrepreneur Dave Miller, Bikeworks

· The potential to receive investment up to £2m from the Ignite Investment Committee

“What I really didn’t expect was how keen Centrica staff are to help. I didn’t realise that providing the support was a competitive process on the inside as well. Apparently the Ignite team have been bombarded with requests from Centrica staff to help out… the opportunity for Gower Power Co-op is mind-boggling!”

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