Dotty Fish has grown from a one women business working from the living room floor to a successful leather baby shoe business employing 11 staff and shipping adorable shoes all around the world and now it’s up for the Amazon Exporting Small Business of the Year Award
The Amazon Small Business Awards celebrates inspiring and unique UK small businesses selling on Amazon. The awards recognise small businesses across three categories: Small Business of the Year, Exporting Small Business of the Year, and Innovative Small Business of the Year.
Farnborough’s Dotty Fish creates beautiful shoes for little ones that helps them look good while encouraging the natural development of their feet. The company has been shortlisted for the Exporting Small Business of the Year Award.
“We’re so excited to be nominated for an Amazon Small Business Award. We are a small team who have worked together for a number of years and it means the world to us” said Helen Chapman, Managing Director at Dotty Fish.
“Knowing that of all the small businesses Amazon has selected us is a win in itself. Having them recognise our performance has been so encouraging. As a new mum setting up this business 13 years ago, I would never have dreamed this is where it would lead to. It is a real boost to Dotty Fish, and we are so excited about the opportunity and what the future has to offer.”
Amazon customers with a valid Amazon.co.uk account are invited to select the winner, by voting for their favourite nominee in each category, until 11:59pm GMT on Sunday 24th November. When customers vote by visiting: http://www.amazon.co.uk/small-business-spotlight they will enter a prize draw with up to 100 prizes on offer.
“Small businesses like Dotty Fish are the backbone of Amazon’s drive for offering customers great value, selection and convenience,” said Simon Donegan, Head of UK Seller Services, Amazon, who announced the shortlist at the Amazon Academy held in Birmingham today. “These awards give us the opportunity to recognise and showcase some of the most impressive small businesses in the UK, and help others learn from their successes, and we are thrilled to be able to offer the winners a trip to our global head office in Seattle.”
Small Business winners from each category, due to be announced on 4th December, will receive a prize package including six months of dedicated account management, £10,000 of Amazon advertising credit, and a trip to Amazon’s Seattle head office to meet senior business leaders and receive 1-2-1 training on growing their business.
The nominees have been evaluated on a range of criteria in keeping with Amazon’s own customer obsession and dedication to offering the best available product selection and utmost convenience. The awards aim to identify small businesses that demonstrate deep customer centricity; that offer unique products that address customer needs innovatively; and that have a truly inspiring origin and company vision.
The full Amazon Small Business Awards shortlist is:
- Free Soul, based in London
- Gamely Games, based in Brighton
- Life’s Little Recipes, based in Devon
- Little Soap Company, based in Worcestershire
- Rock Star Academy, based in Leicestershire
Innovative Small Business of the Year Award
Exporting Small Business of the Year Award
To learn more about the millions of small and medium-sized businesses selling in Amazon’s stores, visit: https://blog.aboutamazon.co.uk/supporting-small-businesses.
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