It’s that time of year again – the Gloucestershire Citizen and Echo Business Awards are being held on the 3rd October at the Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse. Following last year’s success – the company was nominated for ‘Family Business of the Year’ and director Will Rees ‘Young Businessperson of the Year’ (with Will triumphing in his category) – we are excited to attending again.
The awards seek to celebrate outstanding businesses operating across the county, attracting some of the region’s biggest names. Into their 16th year, the competition remains as fierce as ever. Ian Selwood, managing partner of Randall & Payne, chief sponsor of the Business Awards, says: “the talent we have in Gloucestershire never ceases to amaze me.”
We are delighted to announce that this year we have been shortlisted as finalists in two award categories: ‘Family Business of the Year’ and – in recognition of the Worktop Express® website – the ‘Best Business Website’ category. Only three finalists have been chosen for each award; we feel privileged to have been included.
‘Family Business of the Year’ is a wonderful accolade for father and son team Martyn and Will Rees, who formed Direct Online Services (the company behind the Worktop Express® brand) just five years ago. The rapid development of the company means that it now employs over a hundred people in the Gloucestershire region. Worktop Express is proud to be a leading branch of the Direct Online Services family and, since our launch in 2009, we have successfully delivered nearly 100,000 orders to satisfied customers. As an e-commerce brand, we take pride in our website, performing frequent updates and adding new information all the time so that it is a convenient and accessible resource for our visitors – so when it was revealed that we were finalists for ‘Best Business Website’ we were overjoyed, to say the least! Our website is simple to use, and provides plenty of information about our solid wood worktops and all other services and accessories we have to offer. We are committed to regularly monitoring and honing our website to ensure that the information you receive is relevant and appropriate.
The Worktop Express® team are always keen to hear from our customers regarding any aspect of our service; so please do not hesitate to contact us if there is something on our website you particularly like, or if you have anything you wish to share. And when the 3rd October rolls around, please keep your fingers crossed for us at the Awards – we’ll keep you posted on how we do!