Winner's story: Bride: The Wedding Awards Stationery Provider of the Year 2017 - Little Pea Designs
15 Oct 2017
Detailing how the 2017 Bride: The Wedding Awards has helped her business, Jane D'Arcy - owner of Little Pea Designs, Stationery Provider of the Year, shares her winner's story
Owner of Norfolk-based stationery company, Little Pea Designs, Jane D'Arcy - the 2017 Bride: The Wedding Awards Stationery Provider of the Year, shares her story.
Why did you enter the awards?
I entered the awards in 2017 as I believed that the service we offer is second to none in Norfolk, offering clients a luxury bespoke service coupled with great customer service.
What was your reaction to winning the award?
I was elated at winning the award. It was recognition for all my hard work and dedication to the business and to my clients. I work from my humble workspace at home and have built up my small business from scratch, even designing and creating my own website. Working tirelessly, I have pushed my personal boundaries to create a living for myself and doing something I’m so passionate about. I’m really lucky.
How has the recognition helped your business grow?
The recognition has opened new opportunities within the business and within the wider wedding community in Norfolk. I’ve worked with some great suppliers this year on collaborative projects and have gained the confidence to push myself creatively much further. There aren’t enough hours in the day to drive it all forward, but it feels very exciting. I’m finding that clients are pulled to Little Pea Designs because we have a proven track record and the award reinforces that.
What advice would you give to a business entering the awards?
I would advise any business wanting to enter the awards this year to go for it. If you think about it, then you should do it. There are so many talented, committed suppliers out there that deserve an award; not everyone can win but even being a finalist carries that reassurance that you’re up there with the best. Go for it.
Why should a couple nominate their wedding suppliers?
Couples should nominate their suppliers for the 2018 awards as recognition and thanks for making a lasting impression on their special day. Dedication, hard work and going the extra mile deserves a mention.