On Thursday 21st February, we got the call we’d been hoping for. Jo James, Chief Executive of the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, rang Luke Quilter, our MD, to let us know that we’ve been shortlisted for three Kent Invicta Chamber Business Awards.
The Kent Invicta Chamber Business Awards are held annually. This year there were five categories to enter. Sleeping Giant entered three of those; Entrepreneur of the Year, Excellence in Customer Service and Business of the Year. We are so pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted in all three categories. It’s not been confirmed but it’s believed that we’re the first company to have been shortlisted in three categories, which makes the news doubly exciting!
Now in their 8th year, the awards celebrate business excellence in Kent and we’re very proud to be included in the celebrations. The Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce is an organisation that offers its members a wide range of business support services. Follow this link to see a list of all the finalists.
The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on 13th March 2013, at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, which is within the precincts of the beautiful cathedral. Winners and finalists are entered into the British Chamber of Commerce Awards, in which national category winners are in with the chance of winning the £25,000 prize for Outstanding Business Achievement.
On hearing the fantastic news Luke said: “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted in three different categories, and it is a testament to the hard work and commitment to performance that we have within the business. It has been a fantastic year for us and we have grown rapidly. We have been working hard to ensure we have continued to deliver an outstanding service to our customers during this expansion.”
We’re really looking forward to the awards night. We’ll keep you posted on the results.