Not them again!
Why is it that it always seems to be the same companies making the headlines, grabbing the limelight and generally appearing to be successful? Are they just lucky? Do they just have a good PR company behind them? Is it just marketing spin?
Success in business is not about luck. It’s about hard work and commitment; knowing your clients and understanding what their needs and requirements are; investing in marketing – even when money is tight; creating a strong team who share your vision; having a positive, "can do" attitude that shines through against the back ground of negativity that we all seem to be operating in; and continually innovating what you offer and how you market.
At the recent Haverhill Chamber Business Awards three bestofhaverhill business members took away five of the thirteen awards available.
Arevolution beauty sanctuary walked away with three awards – Small Business of the year; Retailer of the year and the coveted Business of the Year award.
27 year old Theresa Foddering, owner of arevolution, is totally committed to her business and her clients. The beauty market in Haverhill is very competitive but arevolution have carved out their niche – a haven of peace and tranquillity where you can go to be truly spoilt! The team at arevolution are passionate about what they do, they live and breathe the beauty business and are also extending their range of beauty products and services.
arevolution won the Haverhill Chamber Retailer of the Year award in 2008 and was voted the most loved business in Haverhill and the fourth most loved beauty salon in the UK during the bestofhaverhill “14 days of love” campaign earlier this year. Theresa has just been nominated for the Britain’s Top Role Model award. Please vote for her as she is an inspiration and an amazing role model for young women in Haverhill and beyond.
Watch Theresa explaining why arevolution are so successful.
Days Inn Haverhill
General Manager Donna Revell and her team collected the award for Environmental Awareness and were delighted that their commitment to reducing their impact on the environment and conserving energy had been recognised.
Since the hotel opened in April 2007 it has won numerous awards, including the 5 Sunbursts in the Days Inn Quality Assurance programme for cleanliness and customer service; the Haverhill Chamber Employer of the Year Award in 2008 and they were the fourth most loved conferencing facility in the UK in the bestofhaverhill “14 days of love” campaign.
Donna and her team pride themselves on their can do attitude and the flexibility that they offer to corporate and leisure guests and to individuals looking to use their function room and organisations wanting to use the conferencing and meeting facilities. The hotel also has a civil licence and can carry out weddings, civil ceremonies and naming ceremonies. The Days Inn Haverhill is a fantastic resource for Haverhill.
Listen to Donna talking about why she feels the Days Inn Haverhill has been so successful.
Paul Donno & Co Ltd
Always at the forefront of what is happening with technology and marketing it is no surprise that Paul Donno & Co ltd won the Haverhill Chamber Business Award for Best Use of Technology. Paul Donno is a something of a social media evangelist and has used Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and You Tube to great effect in his business. The judges highlighted the use of technology to communicate with clients as one of the areas that they had been most impressed with. Paul Donno & Co also uses technology to streamline their administration processes and to provide an efficient service to their clients.
Paul Donno & Co Ltd is a Sage accredited accountancy practice. Highly though of by Sage the have recently been the subject of case studies and articles for the company. Paul Donno & Co Ltd were voted the third most love business in Haverhill and the fifth most loved accountancy practice in the UK in thebestofhaverhill's "14 days of love" campaign.
Watch Paul Donno explaining the secrets to his company’s success.
Thebestofhaverhill also won an award – for Startup Business – so were happy :)