Hereford & Worcester Chamber Business Awards 2017

Julu are shortlisted of the ‘Most Promising New Business’ Award 2017

Lucie and I have entered the world of business with no previous background in running a business, so it was a challenge to pluck up the courage to apply for the Hereford & Worcester Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.  First, we selected two categories and then we started the form filling-in process.  With no idea where to start we did seek some advice from previous winners and sponsors.  The form filling-in turned out to be a really useful exercise and I am writing this blog to give others the encouragement to enter an award.  Like most things in life the award itself is not the only reward you gain.

Whilst filling in the details it asked for, enabled us to think about where we had started and where we are aiming.  It made us gather facts and figures and gave us a moment to reflect the data and numbers from another perspective.   As we retrieved the information from Google Analytics, some of which confirmed our own knowledge of our customer profile, and quite a lot we found enlightening.  Now with this new found prospective we can better plan our future.  Some of the achievements we had made such as finding manufacturers here and overseas, had been successfully managed, but self-recognition of how big an achievement this was, had not been noted as we were busy just getting on with the job in hand.

We are both looking forward to June 15th when we will be attending the Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce Awards evening, a popular event in their calendar and another opportunity to network as well as a chance for us to have recognition as a shortlisted finalist.  

Many thanks @HW_Chamber