Archive for November, 2013

We are delighted to announce Coras2014


New Businesses to Apply for Cash and £25K Investment from Coras


Following the great success of Coras2013 in May, where a winning local business was awarded a cash prize and business mentoring, applicants are now invited to apply for Coras2014.

Shawn Khorassani, local entrepreneur and founder of Coras said: “We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback after May’s Award Ceremony where a local start-up company Fields of Fun became the winner of Coras2013. Newbury is a buzzing place with many talented businesspeople and we wish to extend our support to their new businesses next year.”

Coras is inviting applicants from local start-up businesses to take advantage of a £1,000 cash prize and a twelve month mentoring from Shawn Khorassani. Furthermore, there is an investment opportunity of £25,000 that the winning applicant can tap into. Application form is available to complete online at

Coras has also announced the details of its 2014 Awards Ceremony. The date will be the 1st of May 2014 and will again be held at the Hilton Newbury Centre Hotel. The General Manager of the hotel, Sam Farmer, said: “We are proud to support Coras2014 and wish all the applicants best of luck. Our hotel is looking forward to welcoming the talented local businesspeople and to duplicate the huge success of the 2013 Gala evening next year.”

Coras is also welcoming organisations that wish to be part of the project team for Coras2014 to contact them via

New Businesses to Apply for Cash and £25K Investment from Coras

Caption 1: Coras2013 Finalists – Sharon Moore of Baby Ballerinas, Natalie Ash of Fields of Fun – Winner of Coras2013, Melanie Millin of Love Kombucha UK, Debi Richens and Simon Tyler of Fitelle and Julia and Gary Brown of Track Your

Caption 2: Shawn Khorassani of Coras with Sam Farmer, General Manager of Hilton Newbury Centre

About Coras… Coras is a platform for Shawn Khorassani to help nurture business talent and bring his years of experience to companies and individuals who have the vision to leave a lasting legacy through the creation of well-run and successful enterprises. The background to Shawn’s business achievements can be followed at

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