Business Awards season is surely upon us, and for the team at Local Link, it has so far been successful: with our Marketing Manager taking home the Employee of the Year at the South Wales Business Growth Awards; and the magazine was crowned Small Business of Year at the Regional Awards Cardiff.
We are thrilled to announce that we have been nominated for not one, not two, but four awards at The Bierkeller Business Awards! This year marks the launch of the Bierkeller Business Awards, bringing a night to celebrate local businesses and businesspeople in South Wales. Radio Presenter Polly James will be presenting 14 awards that commemorate business growth and success. Plus, there will be a blue carpet and a hog roast, and we couldn’t be any more excited.
First, we are up for the Best Business Networking Group, for our regular networking event ‘Ladies That Lunch’, holding lunch events to offer space for women in local business to network, offering stalls and networking activities for the guests, and to educate, hosting workshops and guest speakers. These networking events have been a great success over the last year, and as we look to expand the events in the near future, we couldn’t be more thrilled to be for our success with our networking groups so far to be recognised.
Secondly, our Marketing Manager Alice is up for Employee of the Year. Alice assists Local Link in so many ways, from magazine design to delivering our social media management service. There’s nothing that Alice can’t do and we’re thrilled that her hard work here at the magazine shines through to getting this nomination.
Next, we are nominated for Employee of the Year. We have a small but mighty workforce at Local Link: Gemma, Alice, Rachel, Lauren and Jo all have their own role in making our business so great. We also employ students from local universities, and this year our interns Libby, Chris and Emilie have all been a great help, and through this we help them gain great work experience to help them stand out from the crowd when they start applying for jobs after their studies.
Lastly, we are up for Entrepreneur of the Year. From starting a small magazine from her front room, to running four magazines, digital marketing services and networking events, our Managing Director Gemma has built Local Link from the ground up, and with the support from her staff, we’re thrilled to be recognised for the entrepreneurial efforts from both Gemma and the team.
The support from our staff and advertisers is just as important as the support from our readers, and we can’t thank you enough for helping us get to this point. The Bierkeller Business Awards are on the Thursday 14th June 2018 from 6pm at Bierkeller Cardiff.