Dacorum's Den

Dacorum's Den 2022 logoOrganised by Dacorum Borough Council and supported by local sponsors, Dacorum’s Den is our business grant scheme, based on the popular TV show, which gives budding local entrepreneurs the chance to apply for funding to grow and develop a business idea.

Since it was launched in 2012, more than £55,000 has been invested in business growth.

Winners 2022

The winners of Dacorum's Den 2022 have now been announced. Eight budding entrepreneurs were awarded up to £2,500. They were:

  • Shaggy and Chic
  • Apex 360
  • Magical Story Elves
  • ZV Textiles
  • Sunsible
  • Nevie-Pie Cakes
  • Chocwork
  • Kiki and Green
Discover more about this year's winners 

Sponsors and support package providers

This year’s sponsors are Sopra Steria, Britvic, Abode Bed, Epson, Heart Hertfordshire, The Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead BID and Barnard & Webb Solicitors. Our support package providers are Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors and ActionCOACH. Find out more about our sponsors and support package providers.

Are you able to donate funding to help small local businesses grow?

Please email business@dacorum.gov.uk if you are interested in sponsoring Dacorum’s Den 2023.  It is a great initiative for larger businesses to help small local businesses grow or develop new start-up ideas. This small injection of funding and support can go a long way to help a small business grow.

Email updates

Do you know of a small, Dacorum-based business that could benefit from a grant of up to £1,000? Then sign up to our Dacorum Business Update e-newsletter to be kept informed of key dates and other interesting information. Email business@dacorum.gov.uk for more details.