Back for 2021 with More Categories, More Support, and More Success!

In 2020 we setup the Modus Ignite programme to help support start-up businesses during what can only be described as a challenging time for business. In January this year we chose two winners, crowning Witney’s Pobi Bakery, and Oxford’s 3D printing specialists Printpool as the first Modus Ignite Champions.

After the success of last years programme, and the progress shown from our champions, we are pleased announce that Modus Ignite is back for 2021. This year however, we want to go one better, and in addition to supporting start-ups we want to open-up the competition further to re-ignite and energise established business.

By adding this category we want to encourage even more of Oxfordshire’s business owners to enter and start getting the support they deserve.

Modus Ignite Categories & Prize Packages

Unlike last year, we are now welcoming in businesses that have been running for over twelve months. However, so we can support both start-up and established businesses equally, there will be two categories for entries:   

  • Existing Business – Businesses over 12 months old
  • Start-up Business – Businesses 12 months & under*

*Please note: The category you are entered in depends on the age of your business at point of entry not on the competition end date.

At the end of the year (w/c 29th November) we will be crowning two new Modus Ignite Champions at a grand final event at our offices at Frilford Heath Golf Cub. Here the shortlisted finalists will present their business/business idea to our panel of judges and celebrate all the fantastic local businesses across Oxfordshire. Each business will receive:  

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12 Months of one-to-one business growth coaching and mentorship from experienced business coaches. Tailored support on business strategy, structure, sales, and so much more

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12 Months of premium accounting support. This includes: Limited Company Accounts, Company Tax Return, Xero & Receipt Bank software, VAT Returns, Payroll – up to 5 employees, Monthly Management Accounts, Cashflow Forecasting and Finance Director Consultancy

12 months (4x Marketing one-to-one sessions) from the Modus Marketing team. Advice on marketing strategy, activity planning and conversion optimisation.

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Access to the Modus Partner Network and Modus Events allowing you to build valuable connections and network with other business owners and entrepreneurs

When can I enter?

Entries for the 2021 Modus Ignite Programme will be open until the 31st October. Entries are limited to one per company and you may not enter into more than one category.

To keep things simple please find a breakdown of all the key deadlines below:

Who is this programme for?

Modus Ignite is open to anyone in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. We’re not looking for the next Mark Zuckerberg (Although if you think you are, we would love to help), we’re just looking to find people who have:

  • Good ideas with the potential to grow into a profitable business
  • A want/hunger to succeed
  • A business looking for support
  • Passion for their profession

You could have the next awesome cocktail recipe, a new fitness device, or a service that helps identify who the best accountants are (although we might have that covered). We are not concerned with your background, age, or education, what’s important is that you have the drive and detemination to make it work.

I’m interested! Where do I start?

To enter simply register and download the form below. Once you have completed this form and sent it back to us, we will be in touch to discuss your idea and inform you of the next steps.

Register & download your application form

14 + 1 =

One entry per person. Entries must be submitted with all sections of the application form completed by the competition entry deadline date. If the business has already been founded, you must be under twelve months old before the competition entry deadline to be eligible to enter.

A few words from our 2020 Champion…

Printpool - Modus Ignite 2020 Champion

“We’re delighted to have been chosen as a Modus Ignite Programme Champion. It’s fantastic to have the high potential of our business recognised, and the expert accounting support, as well as business coaching on offer, will be invaluable to us as we grow further over the next twelve months. Launching a business during a pandemic has been hard, and we’ve had to adapt rapidly to survive and thrive in this unprecedented economic environment. With the support of Modus however, 2021 is set to be a big success.”

Gerard Shields – Director of Printpool

Get in touch

Modus Accountants Limited (Head Office)
Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxford Road,
Abingdon, Oxfordshire. OX13 5NW

Modus Accountants Limited (Witney Office)
Unit 1c, Eagle Industrial Estate, Church Green,
Witney, Oxfordshire. OX28 4YR

Phone: 01993 225030



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