You might not know, but I am part of a business accelerator programme called Entrepreneurial Spark here in Bristol.
When I first found out that I had won a place there, I got all excited and wrote this post about it.
I’ve now been there for 9 months (time really does fly when you are working hard and loving every minute) and boy o boy, have things changed around here.
I’ve completely changed my branding.
I researched, and then dreamed up Start Right and Carry On.
And I’m currently researching how to bring my fun kind of nutrition to the workplace so that everyone can start eating better and feeling better.
Best of all, I’ve made some really incredible friends in the past nine months and I’ve completely and utterly changed the way I think about myself and my business.
So imagine my amazement when I won an award at the Entrepreneurial Spark Accerler8 awards on Wednesday.
I was sitting there, loving the event, enjoying hearing about some amazing businesses (there are around 75 there) when out the blue, they called out my name, and I stepped up (or did I bounce up? I can’t quite remember!) to collect a mega £2,000 award to go towards building my business.
I was pretty darned excited. I don’t know if you can tell at all from the pictures. In the second picture, I’m sharing the stage with the two wonderful souls from Prolific Solutions who also won the same prize as me, as well as Caroline Thompson, from NatWest. And in the third picture, I’m sharing the joy with Beth from Betty’s Birds who won a prize for her amazing pitching.
In the excitement of winning the prize, I managed to forgot the exact reasons given for the award, but the prize was titled #GoDo – ie, the business person who is really working hard to overcome challenges and focusing on moving their business forward.
As you can probably guess, I’m really thrilled to have received this award, and it’s going to go a long way to making some of my plans for the coming months a reality!
I’m supremely grateful to all at Entrepreneurial Spark for giving me both the award and for the opportunity to gain so much. I 100% recommend that anyone looking to boost their business check out just what Entrepreneurial Spark can offer here.