On Mothers Day, just before going to bed, I checked my business Facebook page and saw I had received a lovely comment from a customer saying how much she enjoys my Cherry Cosmo and thinks I should enter a competition....
After briefly reading the details I realised the competition was closing for the year in less than 50 minutes!
After pouring myself a glass of wine, I debated with myself for 10 minutes about whether I should enter the competition. My spirit of adventure took over and I thought 'go for it!'
The competition was to find Ocado's 'Britain's Next top Supplier 2015'. Despite not fitting the criteria exactly, I pressed submit 30 seconds before the competition closed!
Imagine my surprise (remember the criteria thing) when I received an email 3 days later to inform me that from over 5000 food and drink producers I had been shortlisted to the top 50!
The following few days where filled with a mixture of panic, nerves and desperation, as I tried to put together a pitch suitable for Ocado.
The pitch itself went OK but more importantly, they loved the drinks! I think the drinks spoke for themselves.
I found out today that although I haven't been selected as one of the final 5 I have been given some excellent feedback. However, I am over the moon at just being shortlisted in the first place.
I have learnt so much in the last 10 days and will be ready for the next opportunity when it comes my way....