Small and local businesses across the UK have shown unprecedented levels of innovation, resiliency and energy to meet the challenges thrown up by a tempestuous year 2020 that was blighted by the Covid-19 crisis. In recognition of the trials and tribulations of business over the last year, The Times and The Sunday Times in association with Lloyds Bank launched the ‘Yes Business Can. Small Business of 2020’ competition, offering winners a unique opportunity to win a virtual mentoring session with one of four experienced business leaders.
The nominees were comprised of a wide range of successful small businesses who were all vying for the chance to garner insight and support from the virtual sessions. Judged by Be the Business CEO, Anthony Impey, the winners were chosen from the nominees based on how quickly and creatively they adapted to the challenges of 2020, and how they went above and beyond client’s expectations.
One business that was deemed to have been head and shoulders above the competition in this respect was Shetland-based childcare provider, Hame Fae Hame. Founded by Kaye Sandison [pictured left] and incorporated in 2008, the company provides childcare services for children aged one to 12 and is one of just three private childcare settings on the island of Shetland.
After the company was named among the winners by Anthony Impey, Sandison was given the opportunity to take part in an online mentoring session.
Informing The Leaders Council of the success, a delighted Sandison said: “We were nominated and chosen as a winner of this fantastic competition in recognition of our leadership and resilience in meeting the extraordinary challenges of last year. We feel privileged to have 60 minutes in a group business mentoring session.'
The Leaders Council would like to wish a huge congratulations to everyone at Hame Fae Hame on being Small Business of 2020 competition winners.