Yay, we won!
We are thrilled to tell all you lovely grown up women who visit SoSensational that, against very stiff opposition, we have won a prestigious business competition called Ready Business Mentor, run by The Times newspaper, in conjunction with Vodafone. We are one of five winners and our prize is a month’s mentoring from Sophie Cornish, the very clever (young) woman who created Notonthehighstreet.com.
We were short-listed a few weeks ago when the 100-or-so businesses which entered the competition, were whittled down to 10. And then last Friday, October 23rd, Cyndy went to deliver SoSensational’s presentation to Richard Fletcher, Business Editor of The Times, Jonathan Kini, Head of SME Business, Vodafone UK, Tony Crabbe, a Business Psychologist and, of course, Sophie Cornish herself. Jan, though recovering well, is still a bit too poorly to give a presentation, so the burden fell on Cyndy, to try to impress the judges with the concept behind SoSensational (a fashion website designed to help older women find fabulous, fashionable clothes without having to trawl through thousands of inappropriate garments).
Fortunately, they laughed in all the right places – that we had shoes older than some of the people we work with in affiliate marketing and web design – and just because we may have a bus pass, it doesn’t mean we’d fallen off the planet!
And they loved this image of Sophie Cornish!
Included in our 5-minute presentation, was our 1-minute movie, So-so to SoSensational, featuring the sensational Jean, our wonderful makeover model from Preston, Lancashire. You can view it here.
And if you haven’t discovered all the sensational shopping opportunities on SoSensational, do have a browse now.
Jan and Cyndy at the final wrap-up event for Ready Business Mentor at The Times, London April 2016
The guest speakers were Tom Blomfield who started GoCardless and Eileen Burbridge of Passion Capital
Meet the team! From L to R – Rebecca Aldridge, Kayleigh Bolton, Jan Shure, Cyndy Lessing, Emily Aldridge, Jessica Nash
Do please tell us what you think of our little film or the award… As always, we love to hear from you.
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