Business Booster Competition – Winners Revealed!

Countless votes have been cast and our judges have selected our two winners of the Business Booster Competition, who receive a £3,500 prize package each, including the opportunity to exhibit at Top Drawer S/S 2018 with us! Out of over a hundred entries our two winners are…

Ted and Kip and The Completist!

Ted and Kip create fun and quirky geometric print animal illustrations on a range of producing cards, prints, enamel pins, woven patches and button badges.

“Wonderful, creative and original, I just love these designs and wish I could draw even half this beautifully. A worthy winner,” is what industry expert and panel judge Veronica Dearly, Founder, veronicadearly.com had to say about Ted and Kip’s designs. In addition to amazing designs Ted and Kip showed great business development potential and ambition. A very excited Anna, founder of Ted and Kip expressed:

“Winning this prize means a lot to me, I cannot believe I’ve won! I see this incredible package as a way to grow and strengthen my business and hopefully provide an opportunity for people to see what Ted & Kip has to offer. It’s truly a wonderful prize and I hope to make the most of it!”

And to sum it up we couldn’t agree more with our founder Nick Green:

“Ted and Kip merged two trends, colour and animal designs, to create truly unique artwork that really stood out! The bold and brightly coloured animal inspired greeting cards designed by Ted and Kip will no doubt light up any room and bring a smile to everyone’s face.”

Specialising in bold, bright designs and tongue in cheek messages, The Completist launched earlier this year and is already expanding from cards into gift wrap and other printed goods. Jana Pavasovic, the brains behind The Completist is ecstatic to have won; “This is honestly such a huge opportunity, and I am just beside myself thinking about where it could take me from here. Even just being a finalist has boosted my exposure in really great ways! And of course, this will push me to develop even more products, which is my favourite part.”

Nick Green had a lot of great things to say about The Completist:

“The Completist designs stood out because of their mix of block colour, typography and textured paper stocks. When the three combine, they trigger the senses, sight, touch and feel, giving these quirky cards an interactive feel. The textured paper stock also adds a third dimension to the finished cards and the short-quirky messages brought the element of humour. They even made me chuckle!”

Veronica Dearly also agreed, adding; “I really love the humour, simplicity and joy in these cards. After my own heart and just brilliant.”

The prize package

Our two wonderful winners will receive the chance to exhibit at Top Drawer 2018 S/S alongside us, which is the UK’s leading international design-led event. Creators Club, who support and inspire creative business owners with personal and practical elements of being self-employed, will provide tailored coaching and business development to our two winners. They’ll also receive a printing package worth £500, exhibition stand build and pack down support, and finally marketing and sales training on how to grow their business.

Congratulations once again to our runners up Mock Up Designs and Katie Clement Designs.

Thank you to all our entrants, semi-finalists and finalists, and thank you all for your votes. We’ll be sharing our winners’ journeys from Top Drawer and beyond, so stay tuned!

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Bex is our Senior Content Manager and lover of all things community. When she's not glued to her phone you can find her out cycling in the Chiltern Hills or braving the London commute on her Brompton.

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