SME competition winners, Rockatek with Sarah Bryars and Adam Newman

Experienced help for start-up firm

Competition winner announced  


We are delighted to reveal the winner of our competition for young SMEs as innovative engineering consultancy, Rockatek.


Launched as part of Target’s 40th anniversary celebrations, the competition was designed to help newly established smaller businesses located within a 50-mile radius. Entrants were asked why their business deserved to win a package of business services worth £3,000.


Target’s four directors were responsible for choosing the winner and were impressed with Staverton-based Rockatek’s plan for business growth, which is based on their extensive specialist engineering experience, but also recognised the need for support in areas in which the three directors are less knowledgeable.


“We’re looking forward to working with Rockatek and helping them to think about the challenges their business faces as well as their key audiences and the messages that are most important to them,” said Target’s Chief Executive, Sarah Bryars. “Throughout this year, we’ve been marking our longevity but as part of that, wanted to be able to give something back to those who are just starting out, and the competition has been the perfect way to do this.”


The communications workshop is just one element of the prize. Rockatek will also benefit from a financial review carried out by Adam Newman from Newman Langley Financial Consulting and a business systems and bookkeeping health check from certified bookkeeper, Kim Aiken (FICB).


“Rockatek is less than a year old but we have ambitious plans for growth over the next three years,” said Director, Jim Crowley. “We’re delighted to have won the competition and feel that the prize is going to help us hugely with our communications and financial planning which we know are going to be crucial to our ongoing success.”