Double success for digital entrepreneur with social conscience

Sue Harbottle-Sear, founder of Konzepts Ltd., has been shortlisted in two categories at the Rural Business Awards.
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Aug. 22, 2019 - PRLog -- A Sussex woman who set up her business from scratch, while at the same time fighting breast cancer, is in the running for two Rural Business Awards.

Sue Harbottle-Sear, founder of Konzepts Ltd (, has been shortlisted in the Best Rural Start-Up category and Best Rural Digital, Communications or Media Business category. She hopes to show others that with a good idea and determination to succeed anything is possible.

One of the things that impressed the judges was Sue's ethos of providing an affordable and effective service for rural businesses while at the same time giving back to the local community. As a certified Social Enterprise (, a percentage of Konzepts' profits support people in rural communities such as East Hoathly and Halland Community Garden ( Sue describes her business as 'social media with a social conscience'.

Konzepts joins a handful of other businesses from across the South East, including Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm, to be shortlisted in the regional awards which are sponsored by Openreach. The category winners for the South East will be announced at the regional awards ceremony on Friday 18th October 2019 at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge in Kent. Should Konzepts be successful, the company will go through to the national final. The South East covers rural businesses in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Greater London, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, and West Sussex.

Sue has recently launched a Konzepts franchise so affordable digital services are not just available locally, but across the UK and internationally.

Passionate about the countryside and rural businesses, Sue came up with the idea for her business while helping a friend whose rural drinks business's Facebook page and website needed updating. She soon realised that, because of her varied career and experience, she had a real talent for generating interesting content that delivers results and building websites that work.

Sue explains: "Konzepts is based in a truly rural location and hence we are aware of the economic and personal challenges this environment can bring. For those living in these communities life is not as idyllic as many believe it to be.

"We set out to help small rural businesses access the benefits the digital world has to offer, by providing social media and web design services at affordable rates. The intention is to extend these services throughout the UK, allowing more rural businesses to connect with the digital world and enabling them to grow their brands and customer bases.


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