The Federation of Small Businesses and Streamline announce award winner in local area
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Streamline have announced the Award winner in the South Central area of the UK, of the inaugural FSB Streamline Awards, a national initiative to promote and celebrate innovation and success in small businesses across the UK.
Local Alton based business, Angel Wholesale, have been announced as the winner in this area, and will be going through to the national final in the Online Business award category, in April 2013 to find the best small business in the UK. From the national award winners, one will go on to become the FSB Streamline UK Business of the Year and receive an additional £5000. National category winners will not only win the prestigious award title, but will receive a trophy, a publicity drive and a professional marketing and PR consultancy package to promote their success.
Angel Wholesale, as an Area Winner, will also receive a cash prize of £500. Jayne Everson is the founder of the business (www.angelwholesale.co.uk), which is a specialist online baby clothes wholesaler. Now in its third year, the business is continuing to develop, and has an ongoing aim of continuing to innovate in this market sector. Hoping to do well against winning businesses in other areas of the country, Jayne Everson, Managing Director of Angel Wholesale said: “We have remained flexible and creative during the recession, stayed focused on innovation, market development and delivering excellent customer service.”
The Awards have been designed by the FSB and Streamline to raise the profile of small businesses across the UK and to highlight the crucial role that they are playing in kick-starting and supporting the UK economy in the current economic crisis.
Darren Wilson, Managing Director, Streamline said: “With such a business showing innovation and ambition, it is a credit to the local economy. We created these awards to champion small businesses across the country and the standard was such that it has been incredibly difficult to identify the finalists. Of all the entries we received this local business really stood out, and we are looking forward to meeting Jayne at the national event in April.”
Neil Eames, Development Manager for the FSB Wessex Region, said: “As with everything that we do, these Awards are designed to promote the interests of small businesses and entrepreneurs all over the UK. We’d like to congratulate Jayne, and wish her well in the national final. Along with other area finalists, her business has demonstrated the fantastic wealth of small businesses that are so important to the area, and it is great to be able to recognise businesses for their success and dedication.”