Hertfordshire-based start-up Pieces of Art has been recognised by renowned British businesswoman Jacqueline Gold CBE with a prestigious #WOW award – celebrating the success of UK businesswomen and female entrepreneurs.
Pieces of Art is a bespoke paper cutting business run by Tring residents Emma Donabie and Maddi Saunders. The two began working together 12 months ago and won local business competition Dacorum’s Den in June 2018. With the £2000 prize money received, they have since invested in vital equipment and marketing resources to take their business onto the next level.
‘Pieces of Art creates a variety of bespoke and intricate paper designs and cuts for every occasion. Emma’s creativity and talent is complemented by Maddi’s acute business mind, providing the perfect balance needed to help set this company apart,’ said Ms Gold.
The #WOW award – Women on Wednesday – is run through Ms Gold’s Twitter platform and looks to identify interesting businesses that have the potential to grow and succeed in their industry.
‘For me, #WOW is all about inspiring and celebrating female entrepreneurs. My vision is for women in the UK to come together, celebrate their strengths, skills and fantastic businesses, and do all that they can to inspire other women to realise their potential,’ said Ms Gold.
Since winning Dacorum’s Den, Pieces of Art has continued to grow in size and popularity. The company followed its early success by winning Theo Paphitis’ Small Business Sunday Award in September 2018, which gave the local business a further boost.
‘We’re delighted with the progress we’ve made over the past year and we’re grateful to all our customers who have supported the Pieces of Art story,’ said Emma.
‘We’ve also benefitted from some fantastic support from pillars of industry like Jacqueline Gold and being recognised through platforms like the #WOW awards. Having such recognisable names supporting our brand is a huge thrill and gives us the belief to carry on doing the thing that we love,’ she said.