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The initiative in which local businesses can apply to win cash, business mentoring and investment of £25K is well underway. Following the successful competition last year, Coras 2014 has been inviting applications from talented entrepreneurs to present their ideas. The winning business will be announced at the black tie Award Ceremony on 1st May 2014 at the Newbury Hilton Centre Hotel.

Shawn Khorassani, the founder of Coras said, “We have had an excellent start since we opened the competition with high quality applicants. Coras is a great platform for new businesses not only to compete for the winning prize, but also to get their name out in the business world.” The company has received a great number of applications from a wide range of organisations and is still inviting local businesses to send their proposals in via

Last year’s winner, Fields of Fun, received a generous cash prize and is still benefiting from business mentoring from Shawn Khorassani. Coras- generated publicity also brought the winner its first contract. To apply, visit