A Night At The Small Awards
On 25th May some of the Cre8tive Space team donned their glad rags and headed into the City of London to attend the inaugural Small Awards ceremony. It was great to be invited to attend an event celebrating the best small businesses in the country. Launched in 2017 the awards champion the whole small business fraternity nation wide. In a stunning venue at Christ Church on the edge of Spitalfields market, the finalists gathered to celebrate their achievements.
In a room full of positivity, creativity and innovation, we had a chance to meet and network with the other nominees. A glass of fizz (ice cold water was also available) was a welcome refreshment on a sweltering evening. Our host for the evening was the wonderful Sue Perkins, of Great British Bake Off fame. Sue delivered a friendly, witty and highly amusing feel to the evening. The Key Note Speaker, from Facebook, delivered an interesting speech on the coverage of Facebook and how great it can be for small businesses.
We were finalists in the Supply Chain Champion category. This recognises small businesses that are working within the business supply chain. This includes businesses that work with other businesses both large and small. Particular credit is given to those that include other small businesses in their supply chain. The awards were given out at various stages throughout the excellent meal, and our category was after the main course! We did not win but were honoured to be finalists in this prestigious category. We send our congratulations to Circuit Electrical Testing Ltd who were the winners of our category.
As we headed home we reflected on some of the inspirational people we had met. We appreciate how fortunate we are to be involved in the small business network in the UK. As Sue said at the end of the evening ‘how great it is, in the current climate, to be in a room with so much positivity’.