Awards & Media

“…If you do something great, shout it from the rooftops and let the world know…”

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UK’s Top 100 inspirational business women 2019. 

In January 2019 I was thrilled to be named one of the UK’s top 100 inspirational business women of 2019. 

A campaign that highlights inspiring female business leaders across the UK. Through events, content and story-telling, f:Entrepreneur showcases role models to help and inspire all small businesses.

Awards & Media: 9th January 2019

Handmade British Artisans Collective – Approved Seller.

Handmade British Artisans Collective is an online community dedicated to supporting small and mighty hand maker businesses within the UK. I joined them as a seller back in 2017.

They award sellers that go above and beyond. The badge shows the business is tried and trusted not only with 5* product quality, customer service and going above and beyond, but also by networking and supporting other businesses in the handmade community. 

This tells people that they can 100% shop with confidence.

Awards & Media: 25th January 2019

#SBS win featured in the local online newspaper!

I don’t know what was more exciting, either the win, being able to add it to this page, meeting Theo or opening messenger to be greeted by a blast from the past.
The message read “Woah, you’ve come a long way since our school days!  Just seen the article about your business! Way to go Em”
Imagine the delight when seeing this:

Awards & Media: 7th March 2018

Theo Paphitis’ #SBS Winner

Awards & Media: December 10th 2017

The most noteworthy win, in my opinion, is this one, because this was the first award I was eager to win! Chosen by Theo Paphitis for his #SBS (Small Business Sunday) Award. Recognition from an amazing businessman provides such feeling of accomplishment. In addition to this win, we also get the pleasure of meeting Theo as his prestigious SBS Winners event held annually in Birmingham.

Jacqueline Gold #WOW Winner

Awards & Media: November 29th, 2017


Jacqueline Gold, CEO of Ann Summers chose Cara-Lou as a winner of the #WOW (Women on Wednesday) Award. She’s a huge inspiration to many female business owners.

Aqua Design Group #QueenOf Scalpel Artistry Winner

Awards & Media: September 7th, 2017

Aqua Design Group chose Cara-Lou as a winner of their #QueenOf Award, formally announcing us as The Queen Of Scalpel Artistry. He’s a huge inspiration to many business owners and helps businesses to grow in all aspects, Andy will go out of his way to help anyone, in both business advice, and with digital printing and design. He really is the friend everyone in the business world needs.

* please note Cara-Lou Designs was formerly
Cara-Lou Paper Cuts