10th Mar 2020

Blueprint Interiors Named Small Business of the Year at Enterprising Women Awards

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What a fantastic evening we had on Friday at the East Midlands Chamber Enterprising Women Awards!

Kimberley was a finalist in the highly competitive Female Employee of the Year category, we were also a finalist in the team of the year category and as a business, we were named the winner of the Small Business of the Year category.

Our entry talked about how Rachel and Chloe became Directors of the business in 2010 and now jointly run Blueprint Interiors on a day-to-day basis. We also mentioned their adoption of a human-focused ethos in their leadership styles, something that we’re proud to extend out to the work we deliver for our clients.

75% of our 16-person team are female, with the whole team working together to deliver spaces that work for people first. It’s something that we’re all very passionate about, and practice ourselves at our own HQ, WorkLife Central.

But back to awards night… It was a wonderful celebration of enterprising and inspiring women across the East Midlands region, and Rachel, Chloe, Kim, Mary and Charlotte all enjoyed hearing the stories of the other finalists and celebrating with the winners of the other categories.

Thanks have to go to Lisa Bingley from MIRA, Nicki Robson from Breedon Consulting and Sue Grogan from Joined Up Working for joining us on the awards night.

Aside from the great news of this award win, we’ve had a great start to the year. We were shortlisted in the Innovation in Design category at the LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards in February, and in the last six months, we’ve seen almost twice the take-up in order placements which we’re expecting to continue in the coming months.

We’re also looking forward to getting along to the Business Masters Awards as we’re shortlisted for another award in the `property company’ category. We’ll let you know how it goes!

Whatever happens throughout 2020, we’ll continue to champion our focus on creating offices designed to support happy and productive people.

We want people to feel as good as they possibly can at work, and we hope you’ll come along with us on our mission to make this a reality in more workplaces across the Midlands.


Rachel Biddles

Operations Director