I am proud to announce that Red Shoes Media & Marketing has been named as one of three finalists in the Small Business of the Year category at the South Holland Business Awards 2019.

The awards are being run by Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce in association with Iliffe Media and FreshLinc and this year the award ceremony will be held on November 14 at Springfields Conference and Events Centre.

Other categories include Business of the Year, Apprentice of the Year and Business Person of the Year – an accolade handed out in memory of my good friend and mentor Phil Scarlett.

I would like to think he would be very proud of how far I have come in such a short space of time.

It is only just over 12 months since I left the Spalding and South Holland Voice (which also picked up a South Holland Business Award in its first year) and I have grown in confidence as my business and my network have grown.

I am surrounded by amazingly supportive people and I feel so lucky to be able to do a job I love everyday. I can honestly say I wouldn’t change a thing about the last 12 months.

To win this award would be a really great way to start my second year as a solopreneur, but just being part of it is a big deal and I’m just looking forward to the chance to get dressed up and mingle with Spalding’s finest at the ceremony.

I may even wear the red shoes!

Best of luck to all the finalists and fingers crossed for a good result.