Creative Business of the Year – WINNER!

Posted: March 29th, 2018 by Alison

March 8th was a pretty amazing day for me, not only was it International Women’s Day but it was also the day I won my first award for my own Business Joshi was Janes.

The awards were part of the Inspire Conference which was run by The Business Girls Network. It was the 2nd year of the conference and if the previous year was anything to go by I knew it was going to be jam-packed with inspiring women. And Amanda didn’t disappoint! There was inspiring talk after inspiring talk.

We started off with Sarah Sangsta from Sangsta Digital who guided us through the world of Digital and Social media marketing. Next up was Cass Davies, Passive Income Mama a coach to help people earn a passive income from their business. I have a few ideas how I can do this so a really valuable talk!

Donna from Modern Muse introduced us to her charity which is aimed at young girls and getting them to see what job opportunities are available and how to get to their dream job. I have already signed up as a Muse myself to help answer any questions about working in the creative industry.

Georgia, a pupil at Claire’s Court was the star of the day. Not only was it her 16th birthday that day but she also told her story how within 12 months of winning gold medals she collapsed and was paralyzed, unable to walk due to a rare illness. Through grit and determination she overcame her obstacles and stood up to talk to us… there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. A young girl with such amazing sporting talent.

Julianne Poonam from Creative Nature SuperFoods and Vicki, Honest Mum talked through their businesses and how they came to be as successful as they are, providing inspiration on how to push yourself and achieve your goals.

As you can see the day was super busy and aw-inspiring.

It was then time for the awards. There were various categories of awards ranging from Rising Star to a Community award.

When my name was called out for Creative Business of the Year I couldn’t quite believe it and hadn’t actually prepared anything to say. It was such a honour to be nominated but to win felt FANTASTIC! I received a huge amount of support from family, friends and clients so thank you so much for taking the time to vote for me. To receive recognition for running your own business gives you the drive to keep going. There are tough days when you are not sure you should keep on doing this, but then thinking about the positives and knowing that you are doing a good job keeps you going.

I have some big plans for Joshi was Janes and this award has reconfirmed that I am to keep going and get to those dreams of mine!

Thank you

Photography by Jodie Humphries

Creative Business of the Year winner at the Inspire 2018 conference The Inspire 2018 awards Alison Joshi, Joshi was Janes collecting her award