Congratulations to our Award Winner

Posted: Mon, 17 September 2012 by

Massive congratulations to Victoria Arnold of Homestayfriend who won the ASB Best Young Business Award, sponsored by Bloom.

Victoria is a dynamic young entrepreneur whose award-winning business offers a unique short-stay accommodation service for students and leisure or business travellers in the UK. Victoria has sourced host properties and host families from around the UK where you can stay as a guest in someone’s home - either short stay or longer-term - and have a truly cultural, welcoming and comfortable experience.

Amanda Boyle, one of the judges of the Association of Scottish Businesswomen's Awards, congratulated Victoria on her win and said:"The standard of the entries was incredibly high, but we felt Victoria's business stood out with its international focus and growth potential.

"I'm delighted to be supporting the ASB, the calibre of business talent in this organisation is impressive and deserves to be recognised."

The Awards ceremony was held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, an amazing venue. Speaker for the evening was the inspirational Christine Ourmieres, CEO of CityJet, and other award winners were:

Scottish Woman of Achievement Award - Professor Anne Glover.

Employee of the Year Gemma Ogilvie of Cosmetology (Scotland) Ltd (photo by Wendy Maltman)

Business Charity Partnership Award - Sense Scotland and Mail Marketing

Outstanding Contribution to Business - Irene Hogg, Loanhead Community Learning Centre

Most Enterprising Business - Laura Jevons, Claremont Office Interiors

You can read more about the winners here

Picture of Victoria Arnold - via Gillian Dick, Find Me Glasgow