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Business awards workshop to help Bexley companies

PUBLISHED: 07:00 27 February 2018

Rebecca Cox - Maid on a Mission. Picture: Whitelabel

Rebecca Cox - Maid on a Mission. Picture: Whitelabel

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A workshop to help businesses make the shortlist for Bexley’s biggest awards will be held on Friday.

Jessica Lilley - babyBallet. Picture: WhitelabelJessica Lilley - babyBallet. Picture: Whitelabel

The workshop, which has been given five-star reviews by two of last year’s winners, will take place on March 2, 8.30 - 9.30am, in the Thames Innovation Centre, Erith.

Award winners Rebecca Cox and Jessica Lilley say the expert advice they received at last year’s Bexley Business Excellence Awards workshop gave their entries the edge.

Both say winning has gained them new business, raised their company profiles, increased credibility with clients, boosted staff morale and given a great return on investment.

Rebecca, managing director of Maid on a Mission, who has struck gold twice in the Bexley Business Excellence Awards, said: “The advice you get at the workshop is absolute gold – it really gives you confidence when it comes to making your entry.

Rebecca Cox - Maid on a Mission. Picture: WhitelabelRebecca Cox - Maid on a Mission. Picture: Whitelabel

“You learn about the application process, what the judges are looking for, and what evidence you’ll need to back up your entry.

“The help is invaluable.”

Having attended workshops for the last two years, Rebecca won the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2016, before winning Outstanding Customer Service award last year.

She added: “I’m hoping for a hat trick this year, so I have already booked to attend the next workshop,”

Jessica, owner of babyBallet DBB Ltd, said the best tip she received at the workshop was to believe in yourself and your business.

She added: “The whole entry process was incredibly useful as it made me take a step back and look at my business with fresh eyes.

“I saw areas I could work on, but also areas where I thought we were doing well, which gave me a renewed passion.”

The 2018 awards, in association with Ocado, are open to all businesses in the borough, and feature 14 free-to-enter categories.

The closing date for all entries is Friday, March 16.

The winners will be announced at a black-tie Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony at Hall Place, Bexley, on June 27.

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