A Northampton-based company that designs and produces reusable cloth nappies has won The Bridges Positive Impact Award at the annual Amazon Growing Business Awards.
Bambino Mio was crowned the winner of their category at a showpiece ceremony in London, after competing against companies from across the UK for the top prize.
The Amazon Growing Business Awards, which celebrates 20 years this year, are the UK’s most established and respected recognition of SME and entrepreneurial success. The awards were created by Real Business and backed by the CBI.
Along with Bambino Mio, 16 other businesses from across the country were recognised for their successes in a range of different categories.
Victoria Williams from Bambino Mio said, “Bambino Mio was founded because we were inspired to create products that were better for families, for babies and for the environment. To be recognised for having a positive impact by an industry leader like Amazon is a huge honour and shows that hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. Selling on Amazon has also opened up new markets for us and helped us provide reusable nappies to families all over the world, helping the environment as we go. We’ve had a great 2018 and I can’t think of a better way to top it off than with an Amazon Growing Business Award.”
“A huge congratulations to all the winners and businesses highly commended at this year’s Amazon Growing Business Awards”, said Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager, Amazon. “Business like Bambino Mio are the lifeblood of the UK economy and a true inspiration to others, so it’s great to see them recognised for their incredible entrepreneurship, creativity and innovative spirit at the awards.”
“For over two decades the Growing Business Awards have spotted real raw talent and growth potential in businesses of all sizes and helped propel them into the limelight. This year is no exception. The winners are all true leaders in their own right, heading up true growth businesses with limitless potential.” added Praseeda Nair, editorial director, Real Business.
This year’s winning businesses come from a range of industries including design, manufacturing, travel, healthcare and retail. There were also awards for individual entrepreneurs who have impressed over the past twelve months including Entrepreneur of the Year Dr. Graeme Malcom OBE from M Squared in Glasgow, and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Antony Woodcock from GIG.
A new category, the Bridges Positive Impact Award, was added this year to celebrate businesses driving positive change for people and the planet. The category was backed by Bridges Fund Management and won by Bambino Mio from Northampton which produces reusable and environmentally friendly nappies.
This year’s winners join a prestigious list of businesses who have gone on to further successes after competing in the Amazon Growing Business Awards. Companies like Revolut, Go Ape, Innocent Drinks, Betfair and Fever-Tree have become household names. 2017 winners, Pip & Nut, have gone on to launch in supermarkets across the UK and raised £1 million in investment, helping the firm accelerate export plans.