Designers shortlisted for national award

By Chris Cornford Nov 22, 2020

A local company is in the running to be named one of the best rural businesses in the UK after being shortlisted for a national Rural Business Award. The awards, run in partnership with Amazon, are organised to celebrate the achievements of rural businesses and development of a strong network for rural business owners.
Brightbulb Design, based in Wootton, has been shortlisted in the best professional services category. The Islanders will battle it out against fellow rural businesses, entrepreneurs and enterprises from across the country for the chance to be named a national winner.

Brightbulb was founded in 2014 by Matt and Fiona Jeffery and has grown from the two to a team of 10, working with local and global brands on their web, and design and marketing presence.
Matt Jeffery, CEO of Brightbulb Design, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for such a prestigious national award. As a business owner on the Isle of Wight you can sometimes feel a bit isolated from the mainland UK. However, we very much use the rural environment to our advantage, offering service above and beyond to showcase to the rest of the UK just what can be achieved from a rural setting.”

Director and Co-Founder of The Rural Business Awards, Jemma Clifford, said: “This year has been an unprecedented challenge for businesses across the country but we have still had a fantastic amount of entries from rural businesses, showing the true determination of people working in the rural economy. On behalf of the RBA team, we want to say well done to Brightbulb Design, and all the shortlisted businesses, and wish them luck ahead of the national final.”

The award winners are selected by an independent panel of judges drawn from the rural business sector, rural public sector agencies, and rural charitable organisations. The winners will be announced during an online national final on February 25.

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