Once again, it’s time for Cariad to blow its own trumpet. Do-do-do-do-do-do-dooooo!
Imagine our delight when we found out this week that members of Team Cariad are finalists in not one but two categories in this year’s SME Hertfordshire Awards! These business awards are one of the most prestigious in the Hertfordshire calendar so it’s amazing to have been announced as finalists in both the awards we entered.
Apprentice of the Year
I’m thrilled to say that our current SEO apprentice, Rory, is up for Apprentice of the Year. He had no idea we’d even entered him – it was a secret task known to only a select few of us, which involved a lot of surreptitious emailing a lot of whispering in corners when he wasn’t looking. But the look of shock/surprise/delight on his face when I announced the news to the whole team was well worth it! And his Mum’s very proud of him too!
Business Person of the Year
We also found out that I’m up for Business Person of the Year which I’m obviously extremely happy about on a personal and professional basis.
It wasn’t easy for me to enter this category. The questions asked for information about the struggles of setting up the business – those of you who know my story will understand this brought back a lot of very sad and painful memories. However, this did make me realise how far I’ve come and how well I coped with such a challenging time, and it makes me even more proud to be a finalist.
We’ll find out how well we’ve done at the awards event at Tewin Bury Farm on 26th July. All the winners from the Hertfordshire awards will automatically be entered to the SME National finals, so keep absolutely everything crossed for us!