Hemel Hempstead based, Igloo Creative has been announced as a finalist in the prestigious Hertfordshire Business Awards 2019 in the ‘Small Business of the Year’ category. These awards recognise and reward business excellence within the county and winners will be announced at Knebworth Estate on Thursday 21st November 2019. Over 450 business personnel will gather to celebrate the best of the best in sixteen categories at the glittering black tie gala awards dinner, hosted by TV personality and comedian Stephen K Amos.

Igloo were encouraged by clients to enter the awards which are in their 23rd year and the judges shortlisted businesses whose growth, ambition and quality of management has enabled them to deliver on a compelling business strategy.  Fellow finalists in the Small Business of the Year category include: Redstone Search Group, RecruitAbility, T Nevill & Co Ltd and HOWND (Power Pets Brands Ltd).

Evidence required included: (a) Strategy – evidence of a vision/strategy that included a Business Plan; (b) Business Performance – controlled growth, sustainable and strong performance in the context of the market in which Igloo operates; and, (c) Employment & Training – showing how Igloo staff within the company are given the opportunity to train or be promoted and how they are encouraged to work as a team or be innovative.

 

Louise Major, Director is very pleased with Igloo’s success and attributes it to the company’s passion for delivering excellent customer service at every stage of the design through to delivery process. She commented, “For over ten years, we have specialised in brand design, websites and marketing strategy and have had the privilege of working with household names like AXA and the University of Buckingham, but also create powerful campaigns for ambitious Hertfordshire SMEs (Small and medium-sized enterprises) businesses. I'd like to thank our team who consistently deliver outstanding results and our clients who felt confident to support our application. We are looking forward to the award ceremony at Knebworth to celebrate with fellow finalists, judges and sponsors.”

Maria Bailey, Marketing Director at Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants, said, “Igloo have helped to transform to our brand with new logo and design assets and working on creating an engaging new website that has enhanced the client experience and is underpinned with strategic SEO. We are delighted with the outcomes so far and have asked Igloo to deliver further work and increased our retained time to be our marketing partner of choice. I would recommend Igloo to other ambitious businesses who need help in taking a fresh look at their marketing, website and communications. I would further like to wish them success at the Herts Business Awards 2019.”

With over 40 years combined experience, the Igloo team are a trusted partner who can deliver both marketing and creative expertise. Their national and Hertfordshire clients include: Yamaha, Bert Jansch Foundation, Boston Scientific, The Box Moor Trust, Ipsos Retail Performance, Willen Hospice, Atlas Copco, Mercer & Hole, Neves Solicitors LLP, Trinity Wealth Management and Yamaha Music. Igloo have previously been shortlisted for Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2019 in two categories: Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year and Business of the Year (West Herts) and The Drum Awards (formerly RAR) in three categories: Strategy, Design and Effectiveness.