Accelerating to the regional level

Xen Consultants, celebrated their second office move to bigger premises in just 12 months with an Open Day attended by MP, Mark Lancaster, who is pictured with director, Michaela Graham

Xen Consultants, celebrated their second office move to bigger premises in just 12 months with an Open Day attended by MP, Mark Lancaster, who is pictured with director, Michaela Graham

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A YOUNG telemarketing company has been chosen to represent Milton Keynes in the regional part of a national competition.

Xen Consultants, of Canon Harnett Court, Warren Farm Office, was set up by director Michaela Graham.

Xen Consultants was one of three local firms to win an advertising and mentoring package with The Citizen in the Local Business Accelerators competition.

A national winner, to be announced later in the year, will see a firm receive mentoring support from Dragons Den star Deborah Meaden.

Michaela said: “The LBA is a great initiative for ambitious businesses like Xen because it is supporting our growth in both the short and longer term. It would be great to have the opportunity to be mentored by Deborah Meaden too!”

The eventual national winner will go on to receive a year’s mentoring from Deborah Meaden and an ad campaign devised by a top London agency.

The Citizen’s three local mentors are Dr Philip Smith, chairman of MK Business Leaders Partnership, Neil Fewtrell, regional business director at Barclays Business and Kim Hills-Spedding, author of The Really Practical Guide to Starting Up Your Own Business.

The other two local winners of the competition are eco lighting firm MK Lamps and outdoor fitness experts FitMK. All the local winners have met with their mentors.