If being a young entrepreneur was a book, one of the most constantly re-occurring themes in it would be the struggle to make time. And so it appears that this article is admittedly a tad late. This, however, doesn’t change anything about how pleased we are to announce the great ‘news’!
Beating out nearly 800 contestants, Dana Elemara, founder of Arganic, was named one of the eight finalists for the prestigious Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award after winning the programme’s recognition for Grand Ideas in November! Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2012, the Award has a long history of supporting young businesses of which a vast number have grown into remarkable companies that once stood out for an idea and now have a serious impact on the UK’s industrial landscape.
The award including a £10,000 prize was won by Ben Allen, founder of Oomph Wellness. Dana was thrilled over the accomplishment of being in the final 8 after going through a multitude of tough rounds of judging. Seeing her entrepreneurial abilities recognized by such a prestigious scheme, she explained:
“I left a well paid job at an investment bank because I was so hungry to start my own business and really wanted to use my creative side. Shell LiveWIRE has been fantastic, and really has given me confidence in myself as an entrepreneur.”
We at Arganic are glad Shell LiveWIRE added this important chapter to our steadily-growing book and if ever we should be nominated for an award again, we promise to make time a bit sooner to share the news with our faithful readers.