Funding boost app is winner

Chris Knight receives his award
Chris Knight receives his award
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A new smartphone e app which allows users to sample new products and get rewards is set to be launched by a Chorley man Chris Knight.

The Samply app, created by the BA (Hons) sports marketing and public relations graduate, with Josh Graham, received a funding boost earlier this year as Chris scooped the £1,500 Business Concept of the Year Award at the Leeds Metropolitan University Enterprise Awards 2014. The awards recognised outstanding enterprising behaviour demonstrated by undergraduate students at the University.

Chris graduated this summer from Leeds Met. He said: “The initial £1,500 university funding helped us to create a bra brand which enabled us to secure essential funding for development. Now we’re ready for launch, it’s all becoming a little bit more real.”

The app will be available for download from Monday October 20