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spark Inspired Goodbyes, a unique funeral gifts provider, has won a business idea competition organised by Stockport Business & Innovation Centre (SBIC).

Spark Stockport attracted a wide range of entrants but it was Inspired Goodbyes innovative thinking that saw them crowned winners.

Amongst the prizes on offer was 12 months business support from Clarke Nicklin Chartered Accountants.

They were involved in the competition from the get go which concluded with Brian Bradley, a partner at the firm, taking part in the Dragons Dens style judging day this month.

Inspired Goodbyes will benefit from full consultancy support, with quarterly meetings tailored to their needs, all with the aim of ‘increasing wealth and reducing stress.’

Brian commented; “Inspired Goodbyes has great growth potential and their ‘outside of the box’ ideas wowed the judges. Their products have great potential to become a key part of the funeral tradition and we’re really excited about working with them moving forward.”

The winner’s package also included free space at SBIC for a year, employment law support from Gorvins Solicitors, financial support from RBS, a PR package from Souter PR & advertising support in the Stockport Express, design and branding services from Tangent Design, HR guidance from HR Heroes and IP protection and advice from Appleyard Lees.

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