Your vote can help British bike bag maker Michaux grow business
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British bike bag maker Michaux is in the running to land valuable help growing its business - but owner Rachel Bonney needs your help.
Michaux makes lovely high-end bags and other cycling accessories, including some very clever reflective leather handlebar tape. Like any small company, it needs all the help it can get, so Rachel has entered the 'Women in Making' competition run by Style.co.uk and Triumph Lingerie, to win a business bursary and mentorship.
The help will go to the brand that achieves the most public votes.
The bursary is worth £10,000 which as anyone who runs a small business wil tell you, is not chump change. We put on our Dragon's Den heads and asked Rachel what she'd do with the money.
She said: "The funding will be spent on raising the brand image through an updated advertising campaign and website, increased participation in events, product development and renting business premises to allow for expansion."
Michaux bags are manufactured in the Lake District, hand-cut and hand-stitched in a factory that’s has been making leather goods on the same site for 300 years.
To help Michaux out, go to the competition page look for the pic above and cast your vote.