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Dragons’ Den star Steven Bartlett to become an intern at chocolate shop

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Dragons' Den star Steven Bartlett to become an intern at chocolate shop

Dragons’ Den star Steven Bartlett is to become an intern at a chocolate shop and café in Greater Manchester for a day after the business won a competition.

The Chocolate Café in Ramsbottom will welcome the Social Chain co-founder after being named as one of two winners.

The company has also received a £5,000 cash grant through the competition which was run by eBay.

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The competition saw entrepreneurs invited to share a 30-second video on TikTok detailing how Mr Bartlett could help them step their company up to the next level.

Philip Hargreaves, who owns The Chocolate Café in Ramsbottom, submitted a video detailing the company’s growth and its plans to become the UK’s fastest growing chocolate brand.

Mr Hargreaves said: “We’re so excited to have Steven come to our premises in Ramsbottom.

“I have been a long-time listener of his podcasts ‘Diary of a CEO’ and admire all of Steven’s achievements which were done at such a young age.

“We are going to get him involved in all parts of the business, even making some chocolate. And hopefully he can share some of his experience and wisdom which will take our business to the next level.”

Mr Bartlett added: “I can’t wait to get stuck in with a new small business, I’m sure I’ve got lots to learn and I’m excited to be involved in inspiring and educating the next generation of entrepreneurial talent.”

The Chocolate Café was established in 2008 and was bought by Mr Hargreaves in 2019.

The Perfect Gift Co in Leeds was also named as a winner.

https://www.business-live.co.uk/enterprise/dragons-den-star-steven-bartlett-23980620

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