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Welcome to the SME Bedfordshire Business Awards, a sought after accolade of achievement, an endorsement of your hardwork, determination and enterprise in business.  Winning an award that recognises your business offers exceptional marketing and PR opportunities as well as increasing your credibility and standing in the eyes of your peers and your customers.

Of course, it feels pretty wonderful too!


Press Release

Early wedding presents for Nicola at FSB Bedfordshire Business Awards

Friday, July 8, 2016

A Bedford bridal boutique owner who is getting married in September won a hat-trick of early wedding presents at the FSB Bedfordshire Business Awards.

Nicola Weeks, 34, who owns George James Bridal, in Harpur Street, Bedford, scooped the prestigious overall county title as well as the Service Excellence and the Business Person of the Year categories at the prestigious ceremony.

“I am overwhelmed at winning the overall title,” said Nicola, minutes after receiving the award at the black tie dinner at Warren Weir at Luton Hoo Hotel on Thursday (July 7). “I was gobsmacked to win two categories and couldn’t believe it when they called out the name George James Bridal!”

Nicola is no stranger to winning awards. She said: “It has been wonderful for my business. Winning validates your business, giving confidence to people.”

George James Bridal is so successful that it will soon be moving to bigger premises in Bromham Road, to a site opposite Nicola’s old school!

The seventh annual FSB Bedfordshire Business Awards attracted a record number of entrants this year with nearly 220 people enjoying a three course meal and entertainment at Warren Weir at Luton Hoo.

Ian Cording, chairman of the Bedfordshire branch of the FSB, was also the lead judge in a panel of 13 for the awards. He said:

“Win, lose or draw, by being here, you have proved yourselves to be the true business champions.”

The award category winners can be found here.


The Award Categories