Back in February, we were thrilled to discover we'd been voted as finalists for Best New Brand category in this year's CEW Awards. In our first year since launch, it was more than we could dare to imagine to be recognised alongside such much-loved and in many cases, household brands.
However, being announced as overall winners of the 'Best New Brand - mass" category at the prestigious awards lunch at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane on Friday was an absolute highlight of our Bee Good journey.
Rebecca, Caroline and Toni attended the lunch on behalf of the Bee Good team and after what seemed an age of stunned silence, were amazed, stunned and delighted to accept the award for the whole team - not forgetting the bees!!
In the presence of so many well-established beauty brands, it was really very humbling to be recognised by the UK's beauty industry insiders and presented with the beautiful crystal, Lalique statuette as shown below by Sasha Wilkins otherwise known as LibertyLondonGirl.com.
As if the day couldn't get any better, the last presentation was a prize draw for all finalists, made by Lisa Snowdon, presenter 95.8 Capital FM with the prize of a multi-platform advertising campaign with Global, home of some of the UK's best-loved radio stations.
When Lisa announced Bee Good as the winners I think we did actually shriek! (Apologies to those sat next to us). For us as a young business, this is a huge step forward not only in growing our brand but also crucially helping us to share the message about, and support of our British bees. Needless to say we're very excited about talking to Global and getting the campaign underway.
All in all it was a hugely memorable day for Bee Good and our British bees. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us. It's very hard to put into words what this means personally for every one of us in the Bee Good team, but it has definitely been one weekend full of celebrations!
A huge congratulations to all the CEW Award finalists and winners and thank you to the CEW and its Awards sponsors including M&S, HSBC, Philips, Givaudan, QVC, You magazine and LatestinBeauty for an amazing day on Friday. We will be uploading more photos over the next week so watch this space!