Oswestry Market Traders Win at Business Awards
Not only did Lowri Roberts from Siop Cwlwm get nominated for Best Online Business but Gemma Manning-Bentley of Gemmipop Designs, won Young Business Entrepreneur 2013. She demonstrated a robust marketing plan, and has achieved a tangible level of success within Oswestrty Indoor Market.
Business people accross Oswestry came together at a glittering celebration of the area’s business successes at a ceremony in the town on Wednesday, May 1. The Lion Quays Waterside Resort played host to the second annual Oswestry Chronicle Business Awards. About 220 people attended the event, a rise on the inaugural year, cheering and applauding as the nine winners of the various categories were revealed.
Shropshire Star assistant editor Carl Jones, who compered the event, told the crowd: “Tonight is a night for celebration, a platform to showcase the best businesses that the area has to offer. It’s a reminder that, amidst all the talk of recession and stagnation in the economy, determination and innovation are thriving. There are many, many businesses in our area who are not only surviving in the current economic climate, but positively flourishing, and we have heard about 20 organisations which have made it through to the finals, and crowned nine winners. Not everyone walked away with a trophy, but making it onto the shortlist in the face of such tough competition is no mean achievement in itself.”