"I would like to say that winning the Hitched Breakthrough Award meant a lot to me as it gave me external validation of what I do as a business by industry experts. I have been able to use my winning the award as a promotional platform to take my business to the next level and it has given me the confidence to connect with other industry experts which has been a great thing."
Suzanne Thorp – The Froster – Best New Wedding Cake Designer 2013
"When I won the Hitched Breakthrough Awards last year, I was so excited! It showed my clients that I was a great photographer and that they should have every confidence in booking with me. A few local papers picked up the story of me winning and over the past year my bookings have grown. Everyone loves the winning photo and wants to do it at their wedding! Winning this award has really helped my business grow."
Jacqui Patterson – Chic Photo – Best New Wedding Photographer 2013
"This award feels like all our hard work has paid off and been worth it. I have already been telling everyone I meet at wedding fairs that I am an award winning wedding cake designer, it leaves a great impression and everyone is very impressed."
Michaela Stansfield – Best New Wedding Cake Designer 2012
"I've built my business from scratch over the past year and have been working really hard. The award is a huge confidence boost as I can say that I am an award winning wedding photographer. I am so over the moon with this award, it means so much to me."
Alexa Loy Dent – Best New Wedding Photographer 2012
"I still can't believe that I won, the competition looked tough as everyone seemed really talented. I have only just started working on weddings, so this has definitely given me the confidence I need and that extra boost to help getting more work in this industry."
Camilla J Collins – Best New Wedding Hair Stylist 2012
"I won the breakthrough award for Best Stationery back in 2012 and I can remember the phone call to say I had won as if it was yesterday! To say I was shocked was an understatement but never the less it was me that had won. I was lucky enough to be able to leave the part time evening job I had due to my husband changing jobs and focus all my energy into the company "Handmade by Kelly". I believe that having this accolade has given me better presence in the industry and given me confidence in myself. My business has gone from strength to strength and is growing every year."
Kelly Repton – Handmade by Kelly – Best New Wedding Stationery 2012
"Winning the very first Breakthrough Award back in 2011, was such an honour and really changed things for me as a florist. My profile within the industry was strengthened and led to a higher profile, which certainly helped the success we have experienced since."
Bex Morgan – Blush Floral Design – Best New Wedding Florist 2011
"Winning Hitched Best New Wedding Cake Designer in 2011 gave me the confidence to take Peek-a-boo Cakes forward onto the successful business it is now!"
Jo Stevens – Peek-a-boo Cakes – Best New Wedding Cake Designer 2011