PINKS (The Pink Box Party Company Children’s Boutique) has won the NatWest Venus Awards’ ‘New Business’ category, sponsored by Rothmans.
Sue Sullivan, Partner at Rothmans Salisbury presented the award to the company’s founder, Katy Handley-Quint, at the award ceremony in Southampton. PINKS, which hand-makes affordable children’s clothes and also showcases other local craftspeople’s work, has an online business as well as a shop.
Katy said, “Thank you to Rothmans for choosing PINKS as the winner. It has created a wave of momentum for us that wouldn’t have been possible without your support. In less than 24 hours, we have had over 2,500 people viewing the awards picture on our page and the icing on the cake has been the 17 bespoke dress orders placed in store in just one day!
The other two other worthy finalists were Glow Resourcing, a recruitment company, and River Aesthetics, a cosmetic medicine clinic set up by two doctors specialising in non-surgical procedures.
Sue said, “All the finalists have made great progress in developing their businesses, while maintaining the elusive work/ life balance. They all reported that being nominated as finalists in the Venus Awards has already had a really positive impact on their businesses.”
Photo of Venus Winners Courtesy of Natajilia Aleksejenko.