We’ve just found out that we’ve been nominated as finalists in two award categories at one of the UK’s most significant business events – the 7th National Entrepreneur Awards.
The award ceremony, hosted by author, actor and comedian David Walliams takes place on the evening of Monday 23rd March at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham.
Other notable speakers at the event will be the divisive, yet hugely successful Piers Morgan and serial entrepreneur and star of Dragons’ Den – Peter Jones.
There will be an audience of over one thousand entrepreneurs and just to be nominated in The Best Family Business and Best Marketing categories is fantastic.
We’re no strangers to a family business award, having won Best Family Business Scotland in previous years.
We were also runners up in the Broons’ awards.
Last year we won Best Plantation Shutter Installation in the UK.
Success in business comes down to getting and keeping customers. However, in a family business add to that the unique set of management challenges stemming from the overlap of family and business issues.
Our whole family relies on this business. Both my parents, myself and my husband, my cousin, my aunt….and of course our kids’ livelihood depend on us getting and keeping customers.
Oh, and my 98-year-old Grandad still comes to work each day – that’s not something you hear every day, is it?
Our second nomination at the 7th National Entrepreneur Awards is for Best Marketing is for the launch of our new Edinburgh showroom in October 2018. This is our latest Luxaflex Window Blinds Gallery Showroom. In twelve short months, the showroom has gone from zero to one of the top-performing Luxaflex Galleries in Europe.
We have to thank the people of Edinburgh and the surrounding areas for their overwhelming support in this new venture.
So, David and I flew out to St Lucia for ten days last year as guests of Luxaflex UK as a reward for our Edinburgh showroom’s performance.
My Dad, also David, one of our co-founders and also Project Director will be attending the award ceremony in Birmingham.