Posted: Thu 21st Feb 2019
We love shouting about Enterprise Nation members' successes. So much has happened since our last update and here are some of the many awesome achievements by our fabulous small business community over the past few months.
We're proud to have all the entrepreneurs below as members of Enterprise Nation. Join Enterprise Nation today and become part of an amazing community of small businesses.
Retail success for CHAM
We kick off with chia seed brand CHAM. Here's co-founder Alexandria Wombwell-Povey pitching to a Selfridges buyer at our Food Exchange in 2017.
— Enterprise Nation (@e_nation) September 29, 2017
15 months on we're delighted to say that the brand is now on the shelves of the iconic retailer!
But that's not all.
CHAM also took part in the Meet the Buyer programme we run for the London Growth Hub and as a result, it's now stocked by Holland & Barrett too!
Media coverage for CHAM
Alexandria also appeared on the BBC World Service programme Business Daily with Enterprise Nation founder Emma Jones for a fascinating chat about the rise of side hustle businesses. You can listen here.
— Manuela Saragosa (@ManuelaBBC) February 6, 2019
Retail success for New Kings Coffee
He has jumped at many opportunities we've offered food and drink members and here he is before pitching Planet Organic at a member exclusive event in May 2018.
— Enterprise Nation (@e_nation) May 30, 2018
The buyer was impressed as six months on, Jason secured his listing in the retailer!
— New Kings Coffee (@newkingscoffee) December 6, 2018
Media coverage for Bristol in a Box
We're massive advocates of securing press coverage for your business as it's a super effective way to raise profile of your products or services.
And if you can get a mention in very well respected publications, that's even better.
— Handmade lightboxes by Nina (@BristolInABox) January 31, 2019
This was a real member collaboration as the journalist contact was passed on by Enterprise Nation adviser member and PR expert Amanda Ruiz.
Press coverage for Giggy and Bab
Media coverage for Naturally Social
And members continue to make the headlines!
— Natalie Sherman (@Nat_lucks) February 4, 2019
Natalie is on a roll as she also appeared on the radio!
— Naturally Social (@NlySocial) January 21, 2019
Members celebrate recognition by Theo Paphitis
Several members were at a special event in Birmingham organised by former Dragons' Den investor Theo Paphitis. They're part of his Small Business Sunday community.
Every week, the entrepreneur encourages businesses to tweet about their company and he picks six winners. The winners get to attend the event every year.
This time last week I was hanging out with the fabulous @theopaphitis at my first ever #sbsevent2019! Both Theo & his special guest Sir Tom Hunter genuinely care about us little guys in business and told us we are the future. Thank you for having faith in us so that we continue to have faith in ourselves 😊
A post shared by Charlotte Moore (@smoothiepr) on Feb 19, 2019 at 9:57am PST
— The Little Black & White Book Project (@bw_book_project) February 12, 2019
— TheCountryDogHotel (@CountryDogHotel) February 12, 2019
— Handmade lightboxes by Nina (@BristolInABox) February 12, 2019
— Bee Accountancy 🐝 (@BeeAccountancy) February 12, 2019
New clients for Amanda Ruiz
PR adviser Amanda Ruiz has secured several clients through the Enterprise Nation platform and events.
Agata Millinery dresses to impress
We just had to acknowledge this fabulous hat from Enterprise Nation Agata Tanistra. She created it for our rugby-themed Accelerate 2019 event at Twickenham Stadium featuring the England Rugby Women's team.
— Enterprise Nation (@e_nation) February 14, 2019
Krishma Vaghela celebrates award nominations
An impressive three award award nominations for Krishma Vaghela.
Triple Awards Whammy: Shortlisted National Business Woman of the Year & Entrepreneur of the Year - #BestNewBusiness Awards 2019 @awardschamp Last week: shortlisted Best New Business in #Luton #Bedfordshire #Bedford #business #london #franchise #franchising #startups @e_nation pic.twitter.com/gpveXwzGhk
— Krishma Vaghela (@krishma_vaghela) February 11, 2019