On 25th November 2015, I attended the Prince’s Trust Celebrate Success awards at Villa Park to be presented with my certificate for the RBS Enterprise Award.
The awards were presented by ex Eastenders actress Brooke Kinsella and it was such an enjoyable event to be a part of. Throughout the event, we heard about the stories of a number of young people that have been supported by the Prince’s Trust. All of these young people have shown real courage in the face of adversity, with the support they received from the Trust making a huge difference to their lives.
Although I was a runner-up for the Enterprise Award, it was an honour to have reached the last 3 out of the 500 start-up businesses supported by the Prince’s Trust that year. Those who have heard me speak at events, will know that I had to fight incredibly hard to get Marketing Makeovers off the ground, due to ongoing health issues. During the 2 years I worked with the Trust, I have had to face 3 major back operations and bacterial meningitis. To be recognised for my own courage during this exciting, yet very challenging period, completely blew me away.