For a few years now my Bank Manager and Accountant have been on at me to enter the local Eastbourne Business Awards. We've been growing quite nicely since our beginning in 2002 and even though we've been through 2 high street stores and now 2 warehouses we're still possibly a best kept business secret in our home town.
This year, with it being our 10th Aniversary (and bizarrely the 10th Anniversary of the Business Awards) we decided to enter as a candidate for Independent Retailer of the Year.
We went along to the Grand Hotel in Eastbourne last week and enjoyed a very nice 3 course meal with another 300 of the great and the good from Eastbourne's business Community.
With old school Children's TV presenter turned Local news Anchor Man, Fred Dinenage as the host the afternoon flew along.
Big thanks to everyone who's had a hand in our success over the last 10 Years... Too many people to mention so if i've forgotten you please don't take it personally.
My Mum & Dad, Vickies Mum and Dad, Lizzie, Sean H, Nicky, Sean M, Ruth, Clair, Grant, Elliot, George, Dom, Stef, Hannah, Sarah, Lorraine, Simon at Eplatforms, Andy at OBC, Graham at HSBC, All the Brands reps and agents that we've met along the way and the ones that have become good friends, you know who you are! Special mention to Carl & Robin, Danalog, Simon, Ross, Darryl, Scott, Micah, Chris Songo, Brad & Fran, Sarah M, James & Ben, Dave C, Matt, Alan..