I think it is still early days, but I can see the benefits and I am hoping to grow business relationships with the finalists I have met which should benefit both parties. It has given us the chance to improve on our name and hopefully be recommended for future events.
I felt that I have been recognised by more people, by being part of the awards and will have the opportunity to develop myself personally by finally realising that it can benefit my business by being the face of it. Even if that means I need to have my photo taken.
Even if you are sceptical, you should try new avenues, you don’t know what benefits and doors it could open to expand on what you do and where you can move forward for the future.