It’s been a whirl wind start to the year, with barely any breathing space to recover from the incredible SBS event and meeting Theo Paphitis I was leaving my island home of Lismore on the west of Scotland heading London.
It was a honour and privilege to be among 100 female small business entrepreneurs to win the f: Entrepreneur award #ialso. The event took place in the House of Lords where we celebrated international womens day stories were shared and speeches listened to.
Two weeks later I had the eagerly awaited Scotland’s Specialist Food show to attend, as a solo trader it’s a daunting experience however by the end of the first day Slàinte Sauces had won a bronze! I can’t quite explain what a boost this was for myself and business having only started around 17 months and being among some of the country’s most amazing food producers. And with that the orders began arriving.
A week later (end of March) I was flying up to Orkney as a delegate from Argyll, along with representatives from Shetland to learn from Orkney food producers and how they are able to brand and market so well, which then led to me being on Orkney radio to tell all about the experience.
All in all I’ve traveled the breadth of the Uk, and much of the recognition I’m receiving now is because of winning SBS!
Thank you it was been a game changer for me and Slàinte Sauces