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Launch of The Whitewed Directory Awards 2018
 Launch of The Whitewed Directory Awards 2018

Following the overwhelming success of The Whitewed Directory’s debut event last year, they're excited to announce the launch of their second awards ceremony for their approved suppliers. Due to take place on 7 February 2019, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Swindon, attendees can expect the return of an exceptional evening that showcases the inspirational, superior services that contribute to their success.

With a unique Code of Practice and vetting process that is essential to their gold-standard services, The Whitewed Directory is perhaps known as the region’s go-to resource for wedding planners and soon-to-be-newlyweds. Its founder, Natalie Lovett, has an eye for quality and a unique, personal approach to her work. This has translated to The Whitewed Directory through a roster that boasts 24 types of dedicated suppliers who deliver newlyweds with remarkable services.

The impact of winning The Whitewed Directory Awards has been positive for all of 2017’s winners, having helped to propel them to new audiences and larger, more established clients. The nominations for this year’s awards are for Business Person of the Year 2018, Most Inspiring Business Person of the Year 2018 and Start-up Business of the Year 2018.

Business of the Year 2018 is an award that recognises an outstanding individual or supplier that has provided a product or service that is uniquely different and leading as compared to competitors and peers. 

"It has always been of the utmost importance to do the best for my brides and grooms, and to have this recognised and praised by industry professionals makes running my own business all the more rewarding.” - 2017’s Business of the Year winner, Elizabeth Donovan Photography.

The Start-up Business of the Year 2018 category takes a look at the most innovative services or products that have also experienced a strong turnover or growth in the last year. 2017’s winner was Georgia Yates Weddings, a delightful wedding stationery supplier with a wealth of designs.

“I was up against such strong competition so even to be shortlisted was a big confidence boost and great recognition for me. Winning has been such a boost to my confidence and has given my business a great push too!” - Georgia Yates Weddings, Start-up Business of the Year 2017.

Finally, the Most Inspiring Business Person of the Year 2018 category aims to recognise and celebrate an inspirational story from one individual. This may be a person who goes above and beyond in their work, has defied stereotypes or worked through hardship or difficult times.

"You worry what others think when you're a survivor of child loss, but to have the recognition that we survived and that people care was amazing. It has also brought a lot of recognition for Venues Covered - it shows our dedication to our business, our clients and giving the best customer service possible, even when the unthinkable happens.” - Venues Covered, Most Inspiring Business Person of the Year 2017.

Whitewed Directory members can self-nominate for any of these categories. To do so, they simply head to their account on the newly launched Whitewed Directory website, which is now open for entries and will be closing on the 30th September 2018. All entrants must write a submission that is a maximum of 500 words.

And for non-members who like the sound of winning one of these awards, there’s the chance to join the competition and run against the region’s best. All new entrants should contact The Whitewed Directory on 01793 238 921 or find out more. The shortlists for the awards will be announced on 1st November 2018.



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