Turpentine wins Brand Amplifier's Platinum Award! December 18 2014
Earlier this year we entered a competition run by Brand Amplifier, never imagining what that application would kick off for us.
We made it through the first round over the summer and were admitted to their exceptional training programme for entrepreneurs. The four week business boot camp was attended by Alice this Autumn. The weekly seminars were led by a variety of business experts from a range of backgrounds. This meant, each week the knowledge and skills they shared with us was phenomenal. We were inspired, and really took on the challenges they laid down. All three Turpentine ladies would meet every week and discuss what had been learned how we could apply that to our fledgling business.
The most immediate change was following the social media boot camp we starting using Instagram with a vengeance! Have you checked out our feed?
Although the really amazing outcome of that application was the help it gave us planning the Turpentine’s future. The last year has been an amazing journey for us, finally opening our own business in May 2014. Brand Amplifier really came at a perfect time for us as we’d just started thinking about where to go next. The sessions on business strategy helped us decided the direction of our business and how we could achieve it. We now know exactly where we’re heading and how we’re going to get there. Watch this space for more information!
The course culminated in a pitch at the ITV studios to a panel of Judges on each entrepreneur’s vison for their businesses future. We were completely blown away to win the platinum award!
Winning and the awards night were an amazing experience and the £2,500 will really make a difference to our business. However it’s the knowledge we gain and the confidence boost from the fact that someone else believes in our business as much was we do and see the potential in it that’s going to stay with us.
Now the work really begins to start putting everything we've learnt into practice and to pay it forward by mentoring other new business.
To anyone reading this who runs their own business or is thinking of starting one up, we cannot recommend Brand Amplifier enough. It has been invaluable for us!