I’m delighted and proud to announce that Neligan Financial have been shortlisted in this year’s Exeter Business Awards, sponsored by the Express and Echo magazine. The shortlisting in the Best Business Start-up category is open to any company that started trading since 2016.
Having put so much time and effort into my website, in a moment of serendipity, the thought popped into my head about entering it for an industry award. I did some Googling and it turned out there weren’t any award ceremonies open for entry but I did happen to see the Exeter Business awards were open and the closing date for entries was that day!
In making their shortlist decision, the judges were looking for start-up companies that “have got through the tricky early stages and are starting to make giant leaps” by demonstrating good growth and had managed to raise their profile. I entered my submission without much expectation only to find out from a text message from a friend that I made the shortlist.
I don’t know what appealed to the judges; possibly the charitable success I’ve had or perhaps the amount of content I make available to the public to help them make smart financial decisions. Whatever it was and whether or not I win on the night I’m pleased to at least be shortlisted. It’s a great endorsement of the work I’ve put in over the past 3 years.
The award ceremony is on the 21st June at Exeter University’s Great Hall so watch this space to find out how I got on.