We're thrilled to announce that Bloom In Soap has won two prestigious business awards in one month! We went up against hundreds of small businesses to win BizBubble's ModernMaker Award in the Ethical category and the star prize of overall winner of the ModernMaker of the Year. The winners were announced live by Natasha Francis of the BBC's The Bidding Room, Salvage Hunters: The Restorers, and founder of The Urban Vintage Affair.
BizBubble is a business network directory that supports and collaborates with independent brands and small businesses in the UK. The awards are sponsored by The Urban Vintage Affair and Brandstorm Consultancy, founded by Natasha who has over 20 years of experience in fashion design, development and production and brand set-up. 2023 marks the second year of the BizBubble Awards and the third win for Bloom In Soap.
With the tough job of judging the awards, Natasha was on the lookout for businesses that demonstrate an innovative approach to their products, services, marketing and operations and who let their personality and brand values shine through.
Key factors when selecting the winners
Speaking about how she selected the winners, Natasha said:
"Businesses that stood out for me were those that offer more, with integrity, who over-deliver beyond their main products or service they are selling. As a judge, I’m also looking out for businesses that make a positive impact on their community, who are showing evidence of social responsibility, honesty and transparency through their selling platform, social media and Google searches.
I was also looking for businesses that had the ability to motivate and inspire me and their audience to conjure up inspiring thoughts and ideas and make me go ‘WOW’ regardless of the product or service they are offering to feel a connection. Importantly, when selecting from the finalists, I considered the potential for the business scalability and growth."
As winners of the ModernMaker of the Year, we won some incredible prizes to add value to our brand, while supporting our business growth and success for the future. The prizes included a website analysis report, advertising package, blog post interview and 1-2-1 consultancy with Brandstorm Consultancy, and a lifetime prime listing and profile on the BizBubble network directory.