I was delighted to be offered a golden ticket for last night's Brave & Bold Award ceremony.
And it was a real treat!
OneMayfair is a fantastic venue for an awards ceremony, and last night it was full of glitz and glamour, as coaches and award nominees gathered to drink champagne, watch some fabulous acts, and most importantly, to find out from the stunning host Natasha Kaplinski who were the winners.
The judging panel had sifted through hundreds of entries looking for businesses that represented growth and success in eight key categories. In addition to recognising GrowthAccelerator businesses, the event was also a celebration of how the support of coaches have contributed to their success.
In no particular order, the winners are ...
Rising Star - The Beer Hawk
Offering free delivery of the World's best beer, pick individual bottles, mixed cases or join the Beer Club. Hunting out and selling only the best.
Funding Champion - Happy Legs
Happylegs lets you exercise from the comfort of your chair and will help improve vital blood circulation in the lower limbs.
Innovator - Sky-Futures
Global leader for Oil and Gas Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Inspection Services
Market Mover - Lintbells
Dedicated to making tasty natural nutritional cat and dog supplements proven to improve your pet's health.
Outstanding Growth Coach - Rachel Carr
Director of Business CheckMate Coaching & Training. Supporter of women in business, advocate of Growth Accelerator Coaching
Game Changer - Auto Insulations
Automotive Insulations is an industry leading company dedicated to finding the most effective ways to manage sound and temperature.
Market Trailblazer - Wiggly Wigglers
"Mostly Birdfood & Flowers from our farm" (bit of an understatement) - coached by Rachel Carr
People Pioneer - Language Connect
Language Connect delivers 24-hour fast, accurate language translation services to national and international businesses across multiple sectors, including marketing, legal and healthcare.
Globe Trotter - Microbiological Solutions
Specialists in all aspects of the microbiological testing of cosmetics, toiletries, personal care and household products
Auto Insulations also picked up the prize for overall winner, for their achievements as a high growth business.
Huge congratulations to everyone that was nominated and shortlisted - and of course to the winners and their coaches. Thank you too to the sponsors who made the whole thing possible, and to Natasha Kaplinski who managed to keep a very noisy mob under control. I feel honoured and humbled to be part of an organisation that's doing such fabulous things, and look forward to coaching more high growth businesses over the next year.
You can view the full shortlist by clicking here