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For the next seven weeks

Hugh Sykes is travelling the country to find the two best young businesses in Britain. Prizes of £10,000 and £5,000 await the winners.

1: Deep Sea Adventure

Brian Cooper 's former job inspired him to create

Europe's first museum of deep-sea diving, which made waves in Weymouth's tourist industry.

Summerskills Brewery, run by Richard Wilson and Carl Beeson , regularly knocks the big boys off the bestseller lists in local

Plymouth pubs. Their

Whistle Belly Vengeance and Summerskills Best

Bitter are going down well further afield too.

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Unknown: Hugh Sykes

Unknown: Brian Cooper

Unknown: Richard Wilson

Unknown: Carl Beeson

Producer: Gwyn Richards

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Two more contenders in the search for the best young businesses in Britain. Fourmasters are four master pattern makers from Wolverhampton who. made redundant from big traditional Black Country industry, put their skills to work in their own company. Adele Woodrow from

Guiseley was taught millinery by one of London's leading hat makers. But. homesick, she took her skills back to

Yorkshire.

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Unknown: Adele Woodrow

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The third week in the search for the two best young businesses of 1992. Competing for the £10,000 award - Jacqueline and Martin Gilleland who converted their 14th-century Herefordshire home into The Marsh

Country Hotel and Restaurant. Hugh Sykes turned into an undercover agent to record his findings. For the category two £5,000 award, he meets the people behind

Poletech Systems of Newark, whose shockproof sockets for traffic signs could save thousands of pounds in repairs.

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Unknown: Martin Gilleland

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4: Two companies that have benefited from the recession. Bahvinder and Narinder Birdi , of ND Electrical in Twickenham, are contenders for the L10,000 award. They make a small power-supply converter which enables machinery, bought cheap from bankrupt industry, to be used at home by the self-employed and disabled. And competing for the £5,000 award: David Whyatt He founded the Glossopdale Bus Company in the Pennines, buying his first 16-seater at a liquidation auctioa His fleet now numbers three.

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Unknown: Narinder Birdi

Unknown: David Whyatt

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Presented by Hugh Sykes. Tina Magdalinski , a former nurse and careers adviser, started making muffins and German-style biscuits on her kitchen table. Now Pretzels

Continental Bakery in Cambridge is a finalist for the £10,000 award.

Ann Hill , also a nurse, hopes to win £5,000 in category two. Dermacare, the company she founded with husband

Tony in Newcastle-uponTyne, designs and makes garments that help to heal burns victims, especially children.

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Presented By: Hugh Sykes.

Presented By: Tina Magdalinski

Unknown: Ann Hill

Producer: Gwyn Richards.

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For his final journey on the trail of the best of British small business,

Hugh Sykes is in Scotland. Trying for the £10,000 award are Millstream, based in Aberdeen, an underwater inspection unit working in the off-shore oil fields, run by Tim Williams and Alan Brown. Growforth, bidding for L5,000, are putting out healthy green shoots in Fife, where Stan Green markets plants unique to Scotland throughout the UK.

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Unknown: Hugh Sykes

Unknown: Tim Williams

Unknown: Alan Brown.

Unknown: Stan Green

Producer: Martin Buckley.

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In March, more than 400 young businesses throughout the UK entered the competition. Twelve won through to the shortlist, and in the teeth of the recession they are all still in business! So who will receive a cheque for

£10,000 as the best young company in Category One? And £5,000 awaits the most promising newcomer. Like everyone,

Hugh Sykes is on tenterhooks.

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Unknown: Hugh Sykes

Producer: Gwyn Richards.