Alumni Success: Astonishing Achievements
November 18, 2022
CEO Review – Entrepreneur of the Year 2022
November 18, 2022

Congratulations to Helen, Matt, Ricky, Rachel an Shab, who have all been recognised across a number of awards for Small Business Brilliance.

Helen Provart, Peak Translations Ltd, Whaley Bridge | Manchester Regional Cohort 9
Peak Translations is celebrating winning Project Management Team of the Year 2022 in the annual ATC Language Industry Awards. The company first scooped the prestigious award in 2018 and is delighted to have received recognition from the industry and their peers once again. The judges praised the team for their “ability to handle complex and challenging deliveries” which they described as “impressive in terms of services, number of languages and deadlines”. They went on to note that the team “displays great cohesion, and their charitable work and learning as a team also impressed”. Now in its 44th year, Peak Translations enables companies to expand globally by removing language barriers.

Matt Hill, Anode, Wroxton | National Cohort 13
CEO Matt Hill is thrilled to share that Anode has been announced as the winner of the 2022 Cherwell Business Sustainability Award. The engineering solutions provider specialises in sustainable innovation and technology. Some of the achievements by Anode include reducing their scope 1 and 2 emissions to zero, ensuring zero to landfill through their waste management processes, and developing solutions to reduce raw material requirements in the manufacturing process. Matt shares “We’re thrilled that our efforts to do business for good have been recognised in this way and we’re excited to continue finding sustainable solutions to complex problems.”

Ricky Kothari, Sticksology, London | National Cohort 12
Co-founder Ricky Kothari, is proud to share that Sticksology, have once again been awarded for their tea blend Fruity Forest Tea, making six of their ten blends Great Taste Award winners by the Guild of Fine Foods. The company was also awarded as Great Taste Producer for 2021. Sticksology produce innovative tea infusion sticks and biodegradable coffee pods, reducing waste of hot beverages.

Rachel Whitson, Absolute PR and Marketing, Exeter | National Cohort 14
MD of Absolute PR and Marketing, Rachel Whitson is glad to share that the company has been nominated for The Sustainable Business Transition Award which recognises established businesses that have broken down barriers, explored new opportunities and made changes in pursuit of a more sustainable society. Absolute PR & Marketing provides consultancy services to clients seeking to raise their profile & manage their reputation. Absolute PR and Marketing were recognised for making a conscious effort to be sustainable.

Shab Djakiodine, Euro Accounting Ltd, Birmingham | National Cohort 13
Shab Djakiodine, founder of Euro Accounting Ltd is delighted to share that the company has been shortlisted by The Investors In People Awards in three categories. The company has been recognised in ‘The Award for Leader of the Year’, ‘The Award for Diversity and Inclusion’, and ‘The Award for Small Employer of the Year’. Euro Accounting Limited is a chartered accountancy practice which offers a complete range of accounting, taxation, and advisory services.

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