I’m delighted to shout it from the rooftops that Cariad won the Best Marketing and Promotional Services Provider Award and we were also finalists in the Best Apprentice category at the 2018 biz4Biz Awards.
Even the Beast from the East couldn’t stop me hot-footing it (well, cold-footing it in my wellies if you want to be more accurate) to Tewin Bury Farm Hotel on Friday night. The biz4Biz Award ceremony was possibly the only event in the country that wasn’t cancelled because of the snow last week and I’m so glad I made the effort to get there – albeit very slowly and carefully.
Cariad was up against some very tough competition and I honestly didn’t think we would win – I was just happy to have been shortlisted. So coming home with a trophy (which is now on display in our awards cabinet) was the icing on the cake… and you must know by now what Team Cariad’s opinion of cake is!
This is only the second year biz4Biz have been running the awards which are designed to highlight the best businesses in Hertfordshire. So the accolade of being judged the best marketing company in the county is extremely flattering indeed.Team Cariad has won the Best Marketing and Promotional Services Provider Award at the 2018 biz4Biz Awards! Hurraah! #Winner Click To Tweet
Being a finalist in the Best Apprentice category of the Awards is also a massive achievement. We were in competition with some big companies who take on many apprentices every year – whereas we’re just a small company with only enough capacity to take on one at a time. However, according to biz4Biz, “Success is measured in the number of apprentices becoming a valued employee”, in which case, we can boast 100% success rate! We have been able to offer permanent jobs to all our apprentices after their training, and our first ever apprentice is now part of our senior management team.
In true Oscar-winner style (and I’ll try not to sob over-dramatically as I say this), I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Team Cariad for all their hard work, motivation and inspiration that have contributed to us being able to say that Cariad is an amazing, award-winning company.