Enterprise Nation member wins: February update on small business success

Enterprise Nation member wins: February update on small business success
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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.

"Revolutionising the jam market" and pitching to @Selfridges is Enterprise Nation member @EatChamUK #ENmember #FoodExchange

— 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.

When to ditch your day-job and go full-time with your 'side-hustle'...with @e_nation's @emmaljones @EatChamUK's @iamalexandriam & more

— Manuela Saragosa (@ManuelaBBC) February 6, 2019

Retail success for New Kings Coffee

Jason Nichols joined Enterprise Nation right at the start of his entrepreneurial journey with his gourmet coffee bags, 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.

Next #ENmember pitching to @planetorganicuk this afternoon is Bristol member @newkingscoffee

— Enterprise Nation (@e_nation) May 30, 2018

The buyer was impressed as six months on, Jason secured his listing in the retailer!

We're sampling in @planetorganicuk again today. This time at Devonshire Square, Central London. Christmas tunes in the background 🎄 ☕️ #coffee #organic #fairtrade

— 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.

So congratulations to Nina Allwood from handmade wooden lightbox company Bristol in a Box for this great interview about her side hustle business in legendary publication, Forbes.

Yay! I'm featured in the⁩ 'Me and My Side Hustle' series by David Howell @Forbes 🙌 ⁦ @amandaruizuk⁩ ⁦@nexuspublishing#enmember

— 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

Juliet Munro from retro stool brand Giggy and Bab is also celebrating top press coverage this month!

Media coverage for Naturally Social

And members continue to make the headlines!

Adviser member Natalie Sherman from Naturally Social secured this great piece about an event teaching school children to be safe online.

Thanks @wiltshiretimes for publishing our latest news story with @KspTechcare ahead of tomorrow's #SaferInternetDay2019

— Natalie Sherman (@Nat_lucks) February 4, 2019

Natalie is on a roll as she also appeared on the radio!

Thanks for having me on the show tonight @SueKinnear and @TimWeeks720 - great to chat to you about all things social! #bbcwiltshire

— 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.

Congratulations to all the members recognised including Smoothie PR, The Little Black and White Book Project, Bristol in a Box, Country Dog Hotel and Bee Accountancy.

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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

Super proud to have met @TheoPaphitis today at #sbsevent2019 and receive my #SBSwinners certificate. Fab and inspiring day! Thank you @TheSBS_Crew 🖤🙌

— The Little Black & White Book Project (@bw_book_project) February 12, 2019

We are ready and waiting!! Here we go @TheoPaphitis #SBSEvent2019 #sbs

— TheCountryDogHotel (@CountryDogHotel) February 12, 2019

Team South West! Lovely to see fellow @e_nation members @CountryDogHotel & @bw_book_project at #SBSEvent2019 #ENmember #SBS

— Handmade lightboxes by Nina (@BristolInABox) February 12, 2019

Hey everyone! This is my first #sbsevent2019 Do come and say hello! x #smallbusiness #queenof #sbs

— 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.

They include Sam Fairbrother from White Rabbit Distribution and fellow adviser member, Kathy Ennis.

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.

Talented Enterprise Nation member @AgataMillinery has pulled out all the stops for today's #Accelerate2019 event with @o2businessuk! 🌹 🏉 🎩

— 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

— Krishma Vaghela (@krishma_vaghela) February 11, 2019

The Enterprise Revolution

We couldn't publish this post without mentioning our awesome new short film. It features DoodlemooJoanna Michaels, CHAM, Crumbs Brewing and M.Y.O London.

We're proud to have all these entrepreneurs as members of Enterprise Nation. Join Enterprise Nation today and become part of an amazing community of small businesses.

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