According to Denise O’Leary* writing in Startups Magazine – entering (and winning) appropriate awards can help your business gain invaluable free PR, validate your business and increase your credibility.

“The benefits of participating in, never mind winning, business awards are immeasurable including boosting team morale, driving competitive advantage and securing trust in your business. If awards aren’t yet on your agenda, you are missing out!”

And who are we to argue!

Our 2022 Entrepreneur Award winners, sisters Laura & Holly, started their fintech business in 2018 as a blog on Instagram. Three years later that online community formed the basis of their award winning business when Financielle was born. A female financial wellness App, that has in excess of 3,500 users.

“We were thrilled to be nominated and then awarded The Entrepreneur Award at the Inspiring Women Awards in 2022. We loved attending the awards event and thought it a stroke of genius to interview the nominees on stage so we could find out about all the amazing female led businesses that were nominated. We regularly shout loud and proud about our nomination and win! Our business has gone from strength to strength and we can’t wait to help more women become financially well.” Holly Holland

In July the sisters gathered another award and were named Fintech StartUp winners at the North West Final of the StartUp Awards National Series.

We are watching closely for the next accolade Holly & Laura, and we are sure it won’t be long in coming.

If you know of any entrepreneurs that you believe deserve recognition, or are an entrepreneur yourself, then please nominate before the closing date next month. Businesses should be between 1-5 years old.

*Denise’s full article can be read here