The wait is over for a brave group of business entrepreneurs.
Dundee and Angus College’s annual Enterprise Dragons event took place last week with nine business owners competing for a share of £5000.
The event celebrates students and enterprising individuals from the local community and business ideas put forward ranged from barbering to funeral arrangements, high end baby clothing to slate artistry, and a host of services in between.
Participants had just a few minutes to convince the panel of the viability of their idea then endured an interrogation from the judges comprising Steven Drake, Thorntons Law; Alison Henderson, Chamber of Commerce; Morag Dennis, Overgate Centre Operations Manager and Liz Jackson, Fairways.
To add to the pressure, participants were on stage in front of an audience of friends and family and members of the public.
The competition was fierce but eventually the judges made their decision on who deserves help to bring their brilliant business idea to reality.
Drum roll, please . . . this year’s four lucky winners are: William Jack, The Kilted Barber (£500); Cara Anderson, Pretty Little Punk (£1000 + pop-up shop at Overgate); Deborah Breen, Bibs and Pieces (£1000 + pop-up shop at Overgate); Fatimah Hussain, Ari London (£2500).