Before the awards took place, we were captivated by a speech made by Mark Palmer. He was the marketing director for Green & Black chocolate before transferring to Pret A Manger and we were interested to hear that some crucial marketing advice came from the accounts team!
Along with another 16 awards of the evening, Jane Clingan presented the ‘Rising Star’ award (which was sponsored by David Allen) to Samantha Birkett-Leigh (pictured).
Samantha opened up Bliss Nail Studio and Academy in Workington by the age of 20 and has gone on to train over 200 students to become nail professionals. Quite an achievement!
Afterwards, we enjoyed a delicious 3 course meal and a sample of Green & Black chocolate and were able to network with other guests, award nominees and winners.
On behalf of the firm, we would like to congratulate all winners and nominees in this year’s awards, the judges commented that the standard of entries was very high this year.