Here at Canine World we pride ourselves on delivering excellent products with exceptional service. The most important plaudits we can receive are from our satisfied customers; wagging tails and happy owners are what we always want to see. However it is still nice to receive accolades from the business community, especially when you get a pat on the back from very succesful and high profile people.
On 3rd November 2013 we tweeted Theo Paphitis, as part of his #SBS campaign tell him that "at www.canine-world.co.uk we love helping dog owners with great products and sensible advice. We'd also love a #SBS RT from you". #SBS is a Twitter hashtag and stands for Small Business Sunday. Theo, who is best known for his work on BBC Dragons' Den, set this venture up as a means of promoting small businesses in the UK and creating a SBS family who can help and support each other . With an average of over 1,000 tweets each week we were thrilled that ours caught his eye and we subsequently went on to meet him at a prestigious networking event in Birmingham later that month. During this event we heard from many inspirational speakers, met fellow winners, and had a Q&A with Theo followed by our presentation of our winner's certificate by him. A truly wonderful day!
Every Wednesday Jacqueline Gold, CEO of Ann Summers hosts the #WOW awards on Twitter. #WOW stands for Women On Wednesday and she retweets the 3 tweets from female entrepeneurs that catch her eye each week. Imagine our surprise when we won one of them on the first time of entering! Jacqueline's comment about us on 12th December was "offers advice on information and products for dogs whilst helping canine charities - Fab!" It was a lovely comment to receive and great to be recognised by such a successful businesswoman.
We've also had local success in within the business community, coming runner up in the New Business category at the Keighley Business Awards at a glittering awards ceremony (good opportunity to buy a new dress!). All in all it has been a wonderful few years thanks to you, allowing us to raise to much needed funds for dog charities.