Why enter? Assessment

Do awards give you the opportunity to both look at your business objectively and push yourself further? Here’s what a selection of our Startups Awards winners said…

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“The mere process of entering in itself, whether shortlisted or not, gives you the opportunity to better understand your business and learn more about your strengths and weaknesses. Winning the award so early in our corporate life gave me tremendous confidence to renew my energy to build the business.”

Ella's Kitchen (Micro Business of the Year 2006)

Ella's Kitchen
YPlan
“Winning is a great endorsement for the work you’re doing, but it’s more than that, in taking part you’re pitching against some of the best in your category which drives you to push yourself even further.”

YPlan (Mobile Business of the Year 2013, Simply Business Startups Business of the Year 2013)


“Entering business awards can seem time consuming, but the process of completing the application form is valuable because it allows you to look at your business objectively, measure what you have achieved, and look forward to your plans and targets – both short and long term.”

Turtle Tots (Mumpreneur Award 2013)

Turtle Tots
Made.com
“We’ve been nominated for a lot more awards than we have won but sometimes it’s good to remind yourself of your competitors, and that there are people out there doing better. You’re doing well but there’s still something to aim for.”

Made.com (Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012)


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