Ready for Business is a start-up programme supported by the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, Barclays and delivered by the Cavendish Consortium - a partnership between England’s leading enterprise agencies – providing business start-up support across England.
Since its launch last summer, the programme has created more than 2,500 new jobs nationwide and has aims to assist a further 6,000 businesses.
Here in the East Midlands, NBV Enterprise Solutions attended the awards in support of their client and regional Best B2C Start-up winner Lisa Hall from Newark, Nottinghamshire.
Owner of bespoke wedding stationary company East View Designs, Lisa’s is no stranger to the spotlight having made it through to the Top 10 Finalists in the Wedding Stationery category of the hitched.co.uk, Breakthrough Awards earlier this year.
Impressed by the rapid growth of her business Lisa was nominated for the award by her NBV business advisor Jenny Scott-Kilner.
Jenny said: “I am very proud of Lisa who has shown unwavering flair and innovation. She deserves to be recognised for her hard work and spirit of enterprise. It’s been a pleasure to be her NBV business adviser and to witness the development of her business. ”
Attending the awards in London, Roger Trueman, Director of Operations at NBV said: “We are delighted to see what our clients can achieve in a short timeframe. It’s a testament to the hard work and innovation of new entrepreneurs in the region and I would like to extend my congratulations to Lisa and wish her all the success in the future.”
Lisa Hall finally added: “I feel so proud and honoured to have been nominated for this award to be shortlisted for doing something I am so passionate about. I was elated to find out that I had won the regional category! I am so thankful to have such wonderful and loyal customers who support my little business.”