Barclays' search for business heroes

BARCLAYS has launched a search for Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary s business heroes .

BARCLAYS has launched a search for Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary's "business heroes".

The bank wants to find men and women who have "turned their lives around" by choosing to start up a business as part of its national Trading Places Awards scheme.

John Davis ,Barclays marketing director for local business, said: "Trading Places is a celebration of inspiring people who have struggled through adversity to get their businesses up and running - and that's even more relevant in today's turbulent times."

Winners walk away with �5,000 for their business and all national finalists will receive �2,000 worth of computer software from awards supporter Microsoft.

Entries for the Awards, now in their fifth year, must be in by May 22. Nomination leaflets are available by calling 0800 085 3203 or visiting www.barclays.co.uk/tradingplaces.