Happy December – Christmas is almost upon us! To kick off the celebrations, make sure to join us on the 8th of December for our online Christmas market, which will showcase some fabulous products and gift ideas from members of our community. Also, we would love if you took part in our Christmas jumper networking event on the 10th of December.
This month, we’d like to give a special mention to our company of the month – Lois Donohoe from Without Borders Studio. We are also extremely pleased to announce that we attended the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and See No Bounds has been recognised as Diversity & Inclusion champions 2021!
See No Bounds' online Christmas market
Tomorrow (8th December), we will be hosting an online Christmas market! We have invited a vast array of community members to join us for a whole day of live shows, from 10:30am until 6:30pm. See No Bounds’ members will be showcasing their products and Christmas gift ideas - from food to homemade crafts, to beauty products, and much more. So, this Christmas, instead of enduring the hustle, bustle (and inevitable stress) of shopping centres at this time of year, tune in to our online Christmas market tomorrow and support a small business!
Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2021
Last week, we attended the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and are delighted to announce that we have been recognised as Diversity & Inclusion champions 2021! We are so proud to achieve this prestigious recognition for the work and efforts we have put in to make sure that we are working towards inclusiveness. We’ve started to work with key organisations to ensure that we offer options to those with visible and invisible neurodiverse conditions. In addition, we strive to make sure we offer equal opportunities to all our customers, our team, and our end users. We don’t feel we are defined by our characteristics, but we are recognised by our character and this award has been accepted with a real sense of pride that we are making tracks to a world where everyone is treated equally and with dignity.
Company of the month
We would like to give a huge shout out to our company of the month for December – Lois Donohoe from Without Borders Studio! Lois creates luxurious knitwear from high quality 100% Merino Wool, a material that is highly sustainable, biodegradable and completely natural. This aligns with one of their key values – encouraging ethical and sustainable practices. Steps are taken at each stage of the production process to ensure that the environmental impact is minimal; from design, to packaging, to only working with companies that are renowned for their environmental stewardship. Inclusivity and empowerment are also key values at Without Borders Studio. Lois offers a bespoke, made to measure knitwear service. She works to ensure her garments are suitable to fit every shape and size to empower the wearer. Check out her website to find some beautiful, sustainable Christmas presents!
Networking is an integral part of creating business for yourself, as well as helping other companies by linking them to people who can help them to achieve their goals. Recently, I have begun taking part in networking meetings with Business Focus Networking and have thoroughly enjoyed being part of such a supportive group of entrepreneurs.
Something many people struggle with is thinking of a perfect pitch that will showcase your business in the best possible light. If that is the case, I would highly recommend taking part in one of Nick Sladek’s perfect pitch workshops. Recently, Nick came on one of our live shows to impart his invaluable knowledge and gave 5 top tips to deliver an exceptional pitch. You can find it here: https://fb.watch/9Lmr8rv8af/.
We will be holding our own networking event on the 10th of December which will run from 1pm to 3pm. The event is free, but there is an option to donate £5 or £10 to support the charity Save the Children. Also, as it is Christmas Jumper Day, make sure to wear your favourite Christmas jumper! Click the find out more button below for more details and to book a place. We look forward to seeing you all there.