My husband and I went down to London - destination: the House of commons.
We set up early as I wanted to take my husband to Harrods for the 1st time in his life! I know, I couldn't believe it myself. How can anyone be living in the UK and not been to Harrods at least once?
It is always a wonderful experience. I love to immerge myself into the world of famous designers and magically beautiful gowns. Inspiring. My husband was thinking that it is where I should be exhibiting. And I have to say ... I agree with him!
It definitely put me in the mood for what was coming next: the Ready for Business Awards ceremony at the House of Commons.
I had never been inside the House of Commons before so was looking forward to a new experience and ready to be impressed. After a long queue and wait to pass security we finally entered the Westminster Hall. It is impressively big and resembles a church with grey stones and stained glass windows. The next room had frescos depicting scenes commemorating the British history. We then went down some stairs and through corridors to arrive at a marquee overlooking the Thames, where the reception was held.
The event was well organised. There were a couple of presentations including one I personally found really useful delivered by Titus Sharpe from MVF on the main points a business should develop. The nominees were presented and the overall winner of each category was announced. I unfortunately didn't win in my category. The other businesses sounded really strong and had achieved an amazing growth in a short space of time and the winner deserved the title.
It was such an amazing moment, being there amongst so many promising start ups. Recognition for hard work is always the best feeling ever.
I would like to thanks the Cavendish consortium for organising the awards and everybody at Vibrant PR. Above all thank you to Mike Byrne who believed that eco fashion has its place amongst the future of our economy.
It is a lovely way to end the year and it's almost D.O.C. 1st birthday! How time flies....
And to finish my quote of the day is: A lot of dreams therefore a lot to do ;-)