Saturday, 4 April 2009

Business Awards and the result is...



I WON! I am very proud to tell you all that last night at the North Tyneside Business Awards for 2009 Funky Hand won North Tynesides Retail Business of the Year 2009 !! I was so surprised and so proud. I thought I would share with you a few pics from the mad night we had...


Me before hand trying not to look like I was nervous and doing a very bad job of it!


Here's the whole gang..minus Lisa who was taking the photo!..my wonderful friends who have all supported me through the good times and bad over the last few years whilst we got Funky Hand on it's feet.


Here I am getting my award..and trying to smile sweetly for the newspaper cameras..I'm afraid I was in a bit of a daze and think the pictures might end up with me looking like a smiley mad woman!!

and finally..


This is my mate Neil's answer to everyone who thought I wouldn't win..which included me!!

I had a fab night and it was just amazing to be recognised like this by my local business community. It really means so much to me and hopefully it will help me to look at my award when I'm sitting here in front of this PC screen in my little backroom office next time I'm trying to come up with the next idea for a CD and thinking I can never do anything any good that I must be doing something right..at least some of the time!

Right all this awards stuff is over now..I'll be back very soon with details of the new CD rom and all about the release date..
Speak again very soon
Anice xxx

28 comments:

  1. WOW!
    What a fantastic achievement!
    May it bring you tons more success!

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  2. Wahoo - Congratulations Anice Bet you are just over the moon. Big Well Done :) Kim

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  3. Yay!! well done Anice - brilliant news!! :)

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  4. Fabulous - congratulations!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Congratulations! Great photos - you look like you had a fab time :o)

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  6. Anice, that is wonderful news. You deserve it. Look forward to hearing news about the new CD. Kym xxx

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  7. Cogratulations! Anice & Ian, so well deseved. I hope you go from strength to strength...you run everything so friendly and efficiently...a perfect combination!!
    I hope the years ahead bring you all you wish for......

    Big Hugs
    Carol x
    Fab pictures too!

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  8. Woooweee, way to go girl! Congrats to both of you on a very well deserved win- nevr any doubts you would have won.
    Here's to amny more awards and hope you go from strength to strength
    Photos are fabby too- you look very composed
    Allison X

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  9. great news Anice, well deserved :o)

    lotsalove

    Amandax xx

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  10. Congratulations to Anice and Ian. How wonderful to have your work recognised like this! And you look gorgeous in the photos Anice!

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  11. Congratulations, a well deserved win

    Jan x

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  12. Who-hoo!! We knew you'd win!! Well done to you both! Onwards and upwards now!

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  13. That's brilliant.

    Very well deserved :o)

    I love your CDs and use them constantly ... one of my must haves along with Nestabilites and a couple of image CDs.

    Keep up the good work and enjoy the success.

    Very best wishes Sue xx

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  14. wowee this is fantastic news and so well deserved....congratulations to you both and it makes all the hard work worth while.
    Big Hugs Kath xxxxxxx

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  15. Well done lovely- well deserved by both of you, card on the way!
    xxxxxx Majxxxxxxxx

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  16. Hi Anice - Many congratulations on your award. Deserved recognition for all the hard work that you and Ian have put in. Looking forward to seeing your new CD. Love Jules xx

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  17. Congratulations to you both - I never doubted that you would win (your a geordie!!!). Enjoy all the celebrations.
    I love your cd's (made my 1st word book this week - chuffed to bits) looking forward to the new cd launch. Well done.
    Hugs
    HW

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  18. Hi, Anice.. Yes, I am still here.. lurking in the shadows!! ;o) I am just pleased as punch for you! How excited you must be, and deservedly so. I'm all overcome, and wanted to add my congrats to you and Ian. Very, very well done!

    Hugs,
    Chris xxx

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  19. Anonymous9:17 pm

    haha - love the photos petal especially the last one!!

    corrina x

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  20. Huge congrats Anice, I am so thrilled for you and Ian. You look fab in the photos - love the dress.
    hugs
    En xx

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  21. congratulations, what great news
    saw Kath mention this on her blog so I thought \I'd pop over and say hello

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  22. Congratulations Anice, what a great acheivement to beat not only the crafty community but the whole lot!

    Cazzy x

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  23. I am so pleased for you both - so well deserved x

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  24. Congratulations!! Well deserved and you look fab! :)

    Vanessa.

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  25. Hugs congrats and well done to you, hugs pops x x x

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  26. oh anice!! what lovely news,many many congratulations, you deserve this award xxxxx

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  27. Congratulations on the award Anice.

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  28. Many congrats! Well deserved

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