Two Warrington-based small businesses have scooped three accolades at this year’s nation-wide FSB & Worldpay UK Business Awards.
Learning Heroes, Warrington, was crowned both Best Start Up of the Year and Online Business of the Year (the latter award was sponsored by Ascent). Womanzone, also in Warrington, was awarded the prize for Business and Product Innovation of the Year (sponsored by FSB Insurance Services). The awards were announced by the winner of BBC’s ‘The Apprentice,’ Tim Campbell MBE, at a glittering ceremony at Shakespeare’s Globe, London.
Trading since 2015, Leaning Heroes says it is 'here to save the world from boring e-learning.’ The company trades over three continents, supplying major blue chips, the public sector and charities. It has 16 employees, over 300 customers, and a turnover of more than £1 million. The company expects to grow by 300 per cent in 2017.
Womanzone works with women who have undergone surgery following breast cancer, supplying breast prostheses into the NHS and direct to women themselves. After discharge, the team provide an innovative post-op kit to patients, which comprises of a bra and temporary prosthetic breast ahead of the permanent prosthesis fitting, helping to relieve anxiety on the trip home. Womanzone also works closely with NHS nurses, offering training courses to help those who want to provide this service direct to patients.
Now in their fourth year, the FSB & Worldpay UK Business Awards celebrate the best small businesses from the length and breadth of the country, offering national recognition for those who have made the biggest impression over the last 12 months. This year, approximately 800 entrants showcased exceptional achievements in innovation, entrepreneurship, social responsibility and more.