Last night saw the last of the seven Wedding Industry Award Regional events at Farnham Castle ; a culmination of three weeks of award ceremonies across the UK, where some of the best in the industry have come together to celebrate their achievements, with every finalist hoping to win their category and get a coveted place at January’s National finals.
We caught up with Rock my Reception at the awards ceremony – the winners of the Newcomer award last year. As a result of their win (which included £500 of complimentary advertising with Guides for Brides), they have doubled their wedding bookings, making their win a real success story. Winning the Newcomer award has not only helped increase their trade but more importantly, has transformed their business confidence.
There is little doubt that winning an award comes with numerous positive effects for a business, but last night was about more than just winning; it was an opportunity for wedding businesses from across the region to come together, share a glass of champagne with their colleagues and their competitors, exchange ideas and make new contacts.
The TWIA has been a huge success as always – we look forward to seeing the success of this year’s winners and the continual recognition of businesses in the wedding industry.