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POLL: Which business would YOU back?

POLL: Which business would YOU back?

Friday 21 December 2018

POLL: Which business would YOU back?

Picture this: you're in the Dragon's Den, piles of cash on a table next to you, with four inspiring Channel Islands entrepreneurs having just given the pitch of their lives to you... Who would YOU back?

That's the question Bailiwick Express is putting to you in a poll on the four Guernsey and Jersey finalists in its annual Business Academy.

Last week, we met the entrepreneurs behind a diverse array of ideas spanning the worlds of health and beauty, financial education, music and disability. By giving a top pitch, each has the chance to win a huge bonus for their business, or even get a major investor onboard.

Before that, though, Express wants to know what YOU think. Here's a recap of the final four...

Health & Style Club

Kristin Morris is a woman on a mission to help islanders live life healthily, and in style, through her business - a "personal trainer, stylist and life coach in one”.


'Health & Style Club' is a membership site for women featuring workout videos, recipes and meal plans vetted by a registered dietician, personal styling courses, personal development courses and videos, and a masterclasses delivered each month on a new topic by professional contributors from around the world. 

Read more here.


School of Popular Music

For those who have ever wanted to learn how to play an instrument but never got round to it, Tyler Edmonds' School of Popular Music might be just the place.


According to its creator, the Guernsey-based school offers a service like no other, giving pupils the opportunity to learn the instrument of their choice - guitar, drums, keyboards, voice, bass, ukulele, and many others are all on offer - while meeting fellow enthusiasts to develop every element of playing.

Read more here.



Trevor Nicholls' app idea was inspired by his daughter after she was diagnosed with Aspergers.


EaseeDo, as the app is known, allows users to create digital schedules, checklists and guides to help them in day-to-day life. Aimed at those with learning disabilities or organisational difficulties, it lets the user access all the resources on the go in a simplified ‘now’, ‘next’ and ‘later’ view of activities, with visual cues for transitioning from one activity to the next. 

Read more here


Talking Cents

Finance and money managing can be confusing and difficult to understand at times, but Liz Taylor-Kerr's innovative game, Talking Cents, is on a mission to make it more digestible and fun, particularly for children.


The Talking Cents framework is based on existing financial literacy curricula and they’ve created games and stories to liven up the subject.

Read more here.


To learn more about the Bailiwick Business Academy 2018, which is supported by Carey Olsen, NatWest International, Sancus, Savils, Start-up Guernsey, Envestors and Jersey Business, read the latest edition of Connect magazine here.

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