I am stunned to have received another award exactly a month after winning the Theo Paphitis #SBS (Small Business Sunday) award.
Yesterday, I tweeted the very talented and beautiful Jacqueline Gold, Chief Executive of Ann Summers and Knickerbox, about Slinkeee Illustration with the #WOW hashtag. Every Wednesday, Jacqueline chooses her favourite 3 women’s businesses to retweet and I was amazed to find that my business had been retweeted to over 28,000 of her followers. I later found I had tweets from both Jacqueline and her sister Vanessa, who is the Managing Director of Ann Summers. Having watched them both on Undercover Boss last year, I could never have dreamed that I’d have both sisters tweeting me.
I feel so honoured not only to be recognised by Theo and Jacqueline after years of struggling with very little money, but also to be told by so many people that they love my site.
I do this because I love it. If I’d been in it for the money, I’d have given up years ago. In light of my two awards, I will continue to do what I love with the knowledge that I have the approval of two fantastic entrepreneurs who are at the top of their game. That is an accolade to be very proud of. To have the recognition from two such amazing business minds is overwhelming and I hope I can live up to being a worthy winner.
And hopefully lose this ridiculous grin at some point ;).