Why winning a Merton Best Business Award means so much

I am absolutely delighted and honoured that my company, Art Division, won not one but two awards at the Merton Best Business Awards 2017, held at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

We scooped trophies for Best in Creative Sector and Best Business Under 50 Employees.

As I was driving back home after an amazing event, buzzing with pride, it made me realise how much we have achieved throughout the years, especially over the past 12 months, and how much those awards actually mean to me.

As the original founder of Art Division, over the past 16 years I have seen the business go through all sorts of ups and downs. Running a successful business is hard work. It takes dedication and perseverance. Being in business is hard work. But none of it would be possible without the hard work and dedication of my team.

It’s all too easy to get sucked into the day to day chores and hurdles, and forget to pause and reflect on all the wonderful achievements myself and my team have accomplished. Because really, those awards represent just that – an acknowledgement of the wonderful work we have all done together over the past 12 months.

So, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU, to all the members of the Art Division team. This includes not only those who are full-time members, but also who work remotely from our office.  From the part-timers to the full-timers, from the freelancers to the suppliers. You are all part of our family and a contributor to our success.

And finally, thank you to all our clients, especially those who have been with us for a long time, and have trusted their marketing and web needs to us, and continue to do so. Without you, we will not be where we are today.