End of Year Wrap Up

Sixteen of our founders gathered together from across the region to workshop, play and pitch.


It’s always fantastic to get our cohort together. Many had travelled from Tamworth and were meeting for the very first time. After three hours of hard work, each founder presented their freshly honed pitch to a group of judges, including special guest Dr John Howard from Howard Partners. This year we are delighted to announce that SmartShepherd Dave Rubie and his daughter Isabella, took out first prize and Red 8 Produce co-founder Sarah Burrows a close runner -up!

What a fantastic way to finish the year, with a running start to 2018!