In our last post, we announced that KQF had been named as a finalist in five separate business award categories – surely an impressive achievement by anyone’s standards. However, we’ve just heard that we’ve added to that total by achieving yet another shortlisting – this time in the EN 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
These awards, which are now in their 13th year are run by Excel Publishing and the finals will take place on the 16th October at the Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Cheshire. The judging panel selected KQF as a finalist in the category of Most Entrepreneurial Company.
The judging panel comprises:
- Imran Hakim, inventor of the iTeddy and one of the most successful candidates on the BBC programme Dragons’ Den.
- Rachel Elnaugh, founder of Red Letter Days and one of the original BBC ‘Dragons’.
- Professor Amanda J. Broderick, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean, College of Business and Law at the University of Salford.
- Colin Stevens, founder of Better Bathrooms and last year’s winner of both the headline category and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Achieving finalists’ places in six different award categories and four different competitions shows just how far KQF has come over the course of the last year. The first of these competition finals takes place next week (18th September) so we should have plenty to talk about in the coming weeks.
Watch this space…