Last week we were delighted to attend the Business Wales Excellence in Mentoring Awards in Cardiff City Hall. The evening was to celebrate the work of Mentor's and Mentee's alike that have been put together by Business Wales.
I was lucky enough to have been connected with Hems De Winter, founder and former CEO of DeWinter marketing agency, during the start up stages of Teddy's. He kindly nominated me for the 'Mentee of the Year 2017 - Business Start Up' Award which to my surprise, I won!
Starting up a new venture can be incredibly intimidating, especially when you have zero background in business. Having a mentor like Hems was extremely beneficial in getting me off my feet and going in the right direction. As well as possessing a wealth of knowledge and experience, Hems was able to provide a fresh perspective on my own ideas to guide me and aid my decision making. Even just having someone to bounce ideas off is hugely valuable.
So I'd like to say a big thank you to Hems De Winter for all of his support and Business Wales for providing us with this opportunity.