Last night, the Growing Business Awards from Real Business celebrated the best in British business and recognised SME and entrepreneurial success. Categories included ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’, ‘Innovator of the Year’, ‘Digital Champion’, ‘Growing Business or the Year and ‘Export Champion of the Year’ among others.
Workspace-based businesses were well represented on the shortlists and on the night itself.
We are pleased to announce Bulldog Natural was runner-up for the Brand Builder of the Year Award. Founded in 2005 by Simon Duffy, they specialise in natural skincare for men and are stocked in Boots and Sainsbury’s as well as internationally. They are about to launch in Thailand. They’re based at Pall Mall Deposit. Find out more about them here and follow them on Twitter @Bulldognatural.
Translate Plus, who are based at The Wenlock, were runner up for the Growing Business of the Year. Award-wise, it’s been a great season for them: they were also placed 14th in Deloitte’s Tech Fast 50, a prestigious ranking of UK's fastest-growing technology companies. They are a leading language services company, offering translation, interpreting, DTP, transcription, voiceover and website localisation, in over 180 languages. Find out more about them here and keep tabs on them @translate_plus.
LOVESPACE is the first storage-by-the-box company in the UK. Based at Workspace Kennington, the startup was up for the Young Business of the Year Award. LOVESPACE collects your things from your door, stores them in a secure warehouse and returns them whenever and wherever you want in the UK. The company was founded in 2012, by Brett Akker, and recently raised 1.6 million on Crowdcube. The company were pipped to the post by children’s digital publisher Nosy Crow. They're the young bucks in the photo above. We profiled them here.
Keep an eye on the #growingbusinessawards on our handle @Workspacegroup.