Do you have a sales prospect in Paris, do you see a market opportunity in Munich?

If you are a new or emerging business, you could be flying to these and other European destinations as part of our flybmi’s seats for startups initiative!

Seats for Startups is a scheme we’ve launched to help businesses expand and open up new markets in Europe.

Every three months we’ll be selecting one company who we’ll fly to any of our European destinations, where they can do business.

Any business based within 50 miles of Bristol, East Midlands Airport, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Newcastle or Aberdeen with a turnover of less than £500,000 which has been trading for less than five years is eligible to apply.

Interested? All you need to do is tell us a bit about your business, provide us with your URL, tell us where you want to go from our list of destinations, and tell us what you’d look to do when you get there.

Applications will be judged by representatives from flybmi.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Every three months flybmi will fly one business to any of its European and UK destinations from Bristol, East Midlands Airport, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Newcastle or Aberdeen and back (excludes codeshare operated flights- only flybmi operating flights apply)

  2. flybmi will provide a return ticket for each business to its chosen destination

  3. Flights are subject to availability and must be taken within a three months period of the business being chosen

  4. flybmi will only provide the flights inclusive of taxes, no hotel accommodation or other travel expenses will be provided

  5. Businesses wanting to qualify for flights can apply via the flybmi landing page, and fill in the application form

  6. Applications are open to businesses in a 50 miles radius of Bristol Airport, East Midlands Airport, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Newcastle or Aberdeen Airport that have been trading for less than five years as of 1 October 2018 and showed a turnover of less than £500,000 in its last annual accounts

  7. The winning businesses will be chosen by representatives of flybmi

  8. The judges are not obliged to select a business every three months, they may select less if not enough fulfil the criteria

  9. The winning businesses will agree to be interviewed before and after the trip, and their stories may be featured on flybmi’s social media channels as well as in the press as part of a PR push

  10. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  11. flybmi will be responsible for the payment of taxes and charges in respect of the ticket.

  12. The judges cannot accept responsibility for late or lost entries. Proof of sending email is not proof of receipt of entry. Entry cannot be accepted if all details are not provided.

  13. flybmi reserves the right to provide an alternative prize of similar value should the specified prize become unavailable for any reason

  14. The prize winner is solely responsible for declaring details of any award provided under the promotion to HMRC and for paying any tax liability which may arise

  15. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the terms of this promotion and without notice in the unlikely event of a major catastrophe, war, earthquake or any actual, anticipated or alleged breach of any applicable law or regulation or any similar event

  16. By participating in this promotion, the prize winner grants the promoter permission to use their name and likeness for future promotional purposes without additional compensation (except where prohibited)

  17. All entrants details can be added to flybmi’s database

  18. These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

  19. flybmi destinations to choose from for the winners are:
  • From Bristol: Aberdeen, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Gothenburg, Paris or Brussels
  • From East Midlands Airport: Brussels
  • From London Stansted: Londonderry (NI)
  • From Leeds Bradford: Munich
  • Newcastle: Brussels or Stavanger
  • Aberdeen: Esbjerg, Oslo or Bristol