Reflecting on winning the Cornish Business of the Year accolade at the 2015 Hub Awards, we asked Tim van Berkel, Managing Director of The Cornish Seaweed Company, a few questions ahead of 2016’s nominations and shortlisting.
“We were proposed by a different company and entered because it would be great exposure and winning would mean amazing recognition for the hard work we have put in over the past years to build our business.”
“We have started selling in another supermarket (Waitrose), have increased sales and are growing fast!”
“Definitely worth doing. If you win it’s a great accolade. If not, it’s still good practice and good fun and networking opportunity.”
“Everyone knows everyone. It’s very easy to work on an informal level and make connections. It also seems very easy to find similar minded business and form a community.”
“Be passionate, enjoy your work, think you are capable and persevere.”