Modus Ignite

Supporting and investing in the growth of new Oxfordshire businesses

Could your business become a Modus Ignite Winner?

Welcome to Oxfordshire’s favourite business competition, Modus Ignite.

The competition is designed to help support local entrepreneurs and start-up business owners get extra support and funding to grow their business.

2020 Winner – Printpool

Printpool are a team 3D printing specialists based in Oxford. Founded in 2018, Printpool work with product designers, engineers and various high tech companies, to produce 3D printed parts and prototypes for businesses across Oxfordshire and the winder UK.

Gerard Shields - Print Pool 3D Printing Oxford Accountants

Founder: Gerard Shields
Website: printpool.co.uk

“We’re delighted to have been chosen as a Modus Ignite Programme winner. 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.”

What we said…

“We’re really excited to support Printpool. We know what it’s like starting and running multiple businesses, and the first few years in business can be tough. With such an exciting and innovative offering and look forward to seeing Gerard and Printpool continue to thrive and succeed.”

2021 Winner – Mrs B’s Cookery

Mrs B’s Cookery provides children and adults with a wide variety of practical, hands-on cookery classes and education courses. From one-to-one tuition, to online cookery parties, Mrs B’s is a one-stop-shop for anyone keen to gain some new culinary skills. As well as this Sarah and her team also provide a range of cooperate and private carting services to Oxfordshire residents.

Mrs B's Cookery Classes - Sarah Baignet Modus Ignite 2022 Champion

Founder: Sarah Baigent
Website: mrsbscookeryclasses.co.uk

“I am excited to have been given the opportunity to be part of the Modus Ignite programme and would like to thank everyone who has supported me to get to where I am today. I hope that Mrs B’s Cookery continues to grow and have many ambitions to fulfil. With Modus’s continued support my dreams are becoming a reality, and I soon hope to provide you with a community café which will allow us all to cook, dine and learn together more frequently.”

What we said…

“After speaking with Sarah, it was clear from the start that she not only had a great business idea, but the vision and drive to make it a success. We are looking forward to working with her over the next twelve months and are excited to see her business go from strength to strength.”

Prize package

Our Modus Ignite Winner will receive £6,000+ worth of business support, which includes:

One-to-one business growth coaching

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.

12 months of premium accountancy support

This includes Limited Company Accounts, Company Tax Return, Xero & Receipt Bank software, VAT Returns, Payroll for up to 5 employees, Monthly Management Accounts, Cashflow Forecasting and Finance Director Consultancy.

Marketing support package

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

Access to Modus Events and Partner Network

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?

This is a rolling programme, so we’re open for entries year-round. Companies can make one entry per annual programme, limited to one category.

Key deadlines for the current programme are as follows:

February 1st

New programme starts and entries open

31st October at 5pm

Deadline for entries

31st October - 15th November

Judging and shortlisting

First week of December

Winner announced

Apply now

Applications for the 2022 programme are now open.

Start getting the support you need and begin your application today.