I'm writing this from my room in Santiago de Compostela, where I have spent the past several days enjoying a short break! Alongside holiday relaxation and exploration of the city, we are also here to see one of Des' pieces performed by the Vertixe Sonora ensemble, which is happening later on tonight!
Alongside a bit of international travel, lots of very exciting things have been happening recently
York on a Fork, York's only food magazine which I am deputy editor for, has been Nominated for an O2 Media award in the Digital Publication category. We are off to the ceremony on Thursday to find out if we win, so please keep your fingers tightly crossed for myself and the team! Grace and Ben, who are my YOAF co-conspiritors, wholeheartedly deserve this award for the sheer effort and unbridled passion they put into the magazine. What started out as a hobby for each of us, has now become a reconsigned collaborative project, which has also taken the leap from digital into physical printed magazines!
Secondly, I have been chosen as a finalist for Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the York Press 2015 Business Awards. I now have to impress the judges upon interview in early October and will find out the result at the awards ceremony on November 29th. I am extremely proud to have been chosen in this category and am thrilled to be up against two other inspiring local businesswomen! I think it is a real testament to the city and our economic culture that three women have been chosen for this award, which was open to all genders.
Finally, because good things come in batches of three, I can also announce that Bright Ethics has been short-listed for the top 100 in The Pitch, the UK's Biggest small business competition. The next stage will see me pitching live in Manchester to secure our place in the top 30.
As part of this competition, there is also the chance for the public to vote for the winner of the Digital Marketing award.
If you would like to vote for Bright Ethics (I would be very grateful!) you can do by clicking here!
Right, now that I have updated you, I should get back to enjoying the last day of my trip and start getting ready for tonight!
honest, I've been putting off writing it as I know it's going to ruffle a few feathers and generally provoke a difficult analysis of our industry.
The blogosphere I refer to in this deconstruction is a mostly female space. (There are many expressions of gender on the internet obviously, but the industry I experience is predominantly created by people who identify as women).
Again this is a Sunday Summation covering the past two weeks, as I must admit this whole series slightly slipped my mind last weekend... oops.
As you may be aware, back in June Des and I took part in The Clearing Project - a post-apocalyptic vision of the future set in the grounds of Compton Verney, a Stately home turned Art Gallery in rural Warwickshire.