Hunted and Stuffed wins the Brand Amplifier Platinum Award!

Posted on March 1, 2012 in Textiles

I’m please to announce that I won the Brand Amplifier Platinum Award for Best Business Vision 2012!

Brand Amplifier was set up by Jeanette Pritchard of JPCreative in 2009 to empower and mentor female entrepreneurs in Lambeth.

From a wealth of applications, 17 finalists were selected and invited to attend a series of workshops at JPCreative HQ at Piano House in Brixton over a period of 4 weeks.

We were lucky enough to be mentored by Jeanette herself, Jasmine Birtles- founder of and Claire Morton – founder of Alchemy Events

Rachel O’Rourke wrote about the first of the workshops:
“Along the way, Jeannette unreservedly shared the keys to her own success. “You are the only one who can do what you’re doing, the way you are doing it,” she said. “Therefore, you are the unique element in your product, because people in business buy into you.”
“You need to ask yourself, what is different about your product? What is the unique selling point? And, what does the market need?”
Around the room, you could feel passion perspiring from the foreheads of the ladies as they listened to the wisdom of these women who had been-there-done-that.
Not only could they appreciate that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lift their business up from the paper it sat on, but they welcomed the wealth of experience exhumed by Pritchard and her team. After all, they had all once been in their position too. They knew exactly what it was like to have merely an idea; a passion; a vision.”

The 21st February was the night of the awards at the national Theatre. We all had to pitch Dragon’s Den style in front of a panel of judges consisting of Councillor Sally Prentice (Deputy Cabinet Member for Employment and Enterprise),  Sylvia Marshall from and Mildred Talabi
Platinum winner from 2009 and recent author of “7 Keys to a winning CV”.

It was a close run thing but on the night
Gold went to Kate Hathway for Tom and Amelia and
Silver was shared by Lesley Brewster from “Hotminute Magazine” and Victoria Holt from “Fred & Ginger London“.

(L-R Ellie, Lesley, Victoria, Kate & Jeanette)

All the Brand Amplifier Finalists 2012:

Outspoken Arts
Think Style
A Grape Night In
Tom and Amelia
Cheeky Suds
Maitri Natural Health Centre
Hotminute Magazine
Nicola Herlihy Costumier
Susanne Hakuba Photography
Dee Dee Bridal
Nordic Nomad
Hunted and Stuffed


L-R Jeanette (JPCreative), Me, Claire (Alchemy Events)

(Photography by Laura Cloutman)

Thanks to JP and all at JPCreative, the mentors and judges, Lambeth Council, Southwark University and Makerhood
(Makerhood interview link)

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