Tom Le Sueur and Sam Bullock of Snap.je, and Tim McGuinness and Ben Le Brocq of Virtual Reality Jersey are the winning entrepreneurs in a competition organised by Digital Jersey, in association with NatWest International. Their prize is a year’s small business membership and a workspace at the Hub.
The two emerging businesses will be able to take advantage of all the facilities available to members including dedicated desk space. Additionally, the winners will receive financial mentoring from the team at NatWest International, who work closely with many local businesses across the Island.
All entrants to the competition submitted a two-page business plan. Short-listed entrants were then interviewed by a judging panel, before the winners were selected.
Congratulating Snap.je and Virtual Reality Jersey, Keith Forrest, Director of Business and Premium Banking, NatWest International, commented: “As a bank we’re keen to support local businesses whenever possible, including start-ups, and so partnering with Digital Jersey in this competition was an ideal fit. We were really impressed by the number of excellent entries we received, and choosing the winners wasn’t an easy task. We’re looking forward to working closely with our entrepreneurs, Tom, Sam, Tim and Ben over the next year to help support their growth. “
Snap.je is a creative agency providing digital design and marketing services, as well as exploring more unconventional ventures such as app development, life coaching and wearable tech. Virtual Reality Jersey is also at the cutting edge of IT, providing virtual reality entertainment and experiences to private individuals, companies, schools, healthcare and more. Both enterprises are looking to widen the range of services available in the market by developing new and exciting opportunities within the digital sector.
Tony Moretta, CEO Digital Jersey commented: “This competition highlighted the entrepreneurial talent in our island’s tech community and I’m delighted that NatWest International is able to support our winners, enabling them to join the heart of the digital industry at the Hub. They’ll now be supported and encouraged as they grow their businesses, becoming employers and taking our digital economy forward.”