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Pooch & Mutt’s, Guy Blaskey, wins Manufacturing Entrepreneur of the Year.
Pooch & Mutt has picked up their 2nd award in less than a week; Manufacturing Entrepreneur of the Year, for Pooch & Mutt’s founder, Guy Blaskey. This award comes just 6 days after Pooch & Mutt won the SMARTA Made in Britain Award and completes a hat-trick of awards for 2014, which also includes the Gold Award for packaging at The European Design Awards.
The Manufacturing Entrepreneur of the Year Award is part of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. The ceremony took place at Old Billingsgate in London and the prize was presented to Guy Blaskey by Oli Barrett MBE, Giles Brandreth and Graham Lowes of OKI, the award’s sponsor.
Guy was selected as a winner by a judging panel of successful entrepreneurs, business people and business journalists. The category featured some tough competition; runner up to Guy was Jane ni Dhulchaeintigh, the creator and manufacturer of Sugru, which was described by The Telegraph as “The best invention since Sellotape”. In 3rd place was David Strang, whose company Wicked Vision, amongst other things, makes boomerangs in Scotland and sells them to Australia – something that Giles Brandreth commented deserved an award of it’s own!
Guy commented, “I am totally blown away to win this award. I really didn’t expect it. The competition was so strong that I felt disappointed when my name wasn’t read out in 3rd place, or 2nd… I didn’t imagine for a second that I could have won it, it took quite a while to sink in. Although this award is in my name, it was won by the hard work and dedication of the all the team at Pooch & Mutt. 2014 has been an incredible year for Pooch & Mutt. The 3 awards that we have won this year are a great reflection of how well the company, the products, the team and the brand are doing”.
2015 looks set to be another bumper year for Pooch & Mutt, with growth set to continue at its current, incredible rate and lots of new products in the pipeline.
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