Small businesses (SMEs) are the backbone of any economy however, the impact of COVID 19 on businesses cannot be underestimated! Add to that the challenges of BREXIT and so many SMEs were in serious ‘survival mode’ ….. Naturally Tribal Skincare was no different!
Following our previous success winning Best New Business at the 2019 Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards, we decided to try our luck and enter for Entrepreneur of the Year, to recognise how our founder has built a successful brand from the ground up, with purpose and impact at its core.
We are proud to have won Best Business of the Year, a category where the nominees were sought out and selected solely by the judges. We even set a record, it was the first time since the awards launched that the overall Business of the Year was won by not one, but two businesses, linked by their mutual founder, Emerging Markets Quality Trials and Naturally Tribal which were both founded by the Entrepreneur of the Year winner, Shalom Lloyd"
The judges commented that "both businesses clearly demonstrated what can be achieved under the helm of an inspirational leader, with the vision, tenacity and a drive to support others"
We credit our success, not only to creating incredible products, and leading with purpose and impact at our core, but to growing in one of the fastest cities in the UK - Milton Keynes
This win shows what can be achieved as a small business and the impact you can have no matter the challenges. We’ve had some great successes in our journey, including launching in our hometown Harrods Beauty Milton Keynes,
The theme for the 2022 Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards was ‘MK – Leading the UK’s Green Recovery – Survive, Revive & Thrive.’ This theme perfectly aligns with our ethos. We believe that everyone has a responsibility to look after our planet and its inhabitants. As a small business, we are honoured to be recognised as a brand that contributes to the environmental sustainability of our planet and community, whilst creating products which are kind to the skin and successfully manage skin conditions in the process.
Throughout our 'Source to Jar' journey, we ensure that we are being ethical and sustainable each step of the way.
We do this through:
Our ethical sourcing
Our recyclable packaging
Our sustainable UV glass jars
Our natural ingredients
For us, winning is not just about going on stage and picking up an award. It is about
Being recognised for the value we bring as a team
Being recognised for our contribution to the environment, the sustainability of our planet and our community
Building pedestals upon which purpose and impact flourish
Showcasing the fact that a business can be commercial but have conscience in its DNA
Being recognised for our resilience in emerging from the pandemic
Celebrating everything that we have achieved over the past year
We are grateful for all the support we have received in our journey from the Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards, our local community, our stockists and our Tribers.
We’ve come a long way from our humble beginnings, and have so many exciting things to come this year!