13th December 2002
Three Lincolnshire business people who took part in a survey to establish the level of entrepreneurship and PR activity in the county won a bottle of whisky for their trouble.
Gillian Smith (Gimley Smith Associates, Brigg), Sally White (The Gift Horse, Market Rasen) and John Stenson (C F Smith heating engineers, Grantham) were the lucky winners of a prize draw organised by the Faculty of Business & Management at the University of Lincoln.
Business lecturer Kev Blanchard conducted a survey on entrepreneurship and public relations activity in Lincolnshire as part of his doctoral studies.
The survey covered 3,000 small and medium-sized enterprises in the county and the preliminary results are expected to be available in the New Year.
Each completed survey form was entered into a prize draw for three bottles of whisky which were donated by the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Group of the Institute of Public Relations, which also provided £1,000 for the research project.
The early results from the survey are encouraging, says Kev. “They show that entrepreneurship is alive and well and growing in Lincolnshire,” he said. “The results will be published next year by the university and the IPR.”
Our photograph shows (left to right) prize winners Sally White, Gillian Smith and John Stenson with Kev Blanchard, senior lecturer Dr David Gray and student IPR representatives Laura Pearman and Elaine James, who each receive a £200 honorarium from the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Group of the IPR.
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