2 nights, 2 awards, 1 happy company!
Every year we win the regionals and try our hardest to get that prestigious National award and on Tuesday night we finally got one! It was the innovation awards that celebrates the most innovative company in the UK.
Our directors went along for the awards evening with the boss being lucky enough to be sat on the top table next to the evenings host and star of BBC news broadcasting Huw Edwards. Plus the Head of Orange in the UK and various Sirs, a Lord and a Dame on the same table. It wasn't long until he had a chat with TV celebrity Peter Jones, from Dragons Den.
To give you an idea about the quality of entrants to the awards there was everyone from Barclays bank and American Express to Camelot (the lottery company), Marriott Hotels, the Co-Operative and Unilever! And little old us ;-)
It's been an amazing journey and it's not over yet. A fantastic initiative put on by HSBC had its regional awards last night where we very graciously (ok maybe a bit of cheering and shouting) accepted Best Business Thinkers for the Midlands.
'HSBC Business Thinking 2010' is a new initiative from the world's biggest bank to help support and fund the UK's most innovative and forward thinking companies.
Thinking businesses across the UK could win a share in £90 million worth of funding, a potential financial reward of up to £100,000 each and an overseas Thought Exchange Trip for networking and business development, all courtesy of HSBC Commercial Banking.
Wow! Stuff have already been part of a thought exchange in Turkey in October and the boss will now be going over to Hong Kong for the UK finals.
We are over the moon and honoured to be noticed as a stand-out business thinker!