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GLOSJOBS DIRECTOR WINS FIRST GLOUCESTERSHIRE ENTREPRENEUR’S BUSINESS AWARD
Belinda Wilson, director of glosjobs.co.uk and member of Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce, has been awarded the very first Gloucestershire Entrepreneur’s Business Award, hosted by the Gloucestershire Business Show this week.
Belinda received the award for her continuing success with the popular online job advertising company, glosjobs.co.uk, which she founded in 2001, as well as her voluntary work with Cheltenham Connect.
She was nominated for the award by fellow Cheltenham Chamber member Kevin Daws, from Pitman Training and they celebrated the award together.
GlosJobs is now the county’s largest online job advertiser, used by more than 3,300 Gloucestershire businesses and logging more than 100,000 monthly visits. The easy-to-use website has enabled thousands of local people to find jobs and companies to fill vacant positions quickly and at a reasonable cost. The more recent, www.glos.info was set up 2 years ago building on the online success of glosjobs.co.uk.
“I’m delighted with the award,” said company director Belinda at the gala award ceremony on Wednesday 13th May. “When you work hard for both your business and your community, it’s fantastic to get the public recognition. We have a great team at both GlosJobs and Cheltenham Connect and I couldn’t do it without their support.”
Belinda was recognised for ‘pioneering and delivering a sustainable business model’. For more than 14 years companies of all sizes, from start-ups such as Swallow Bakery to established names such as Renishaw and Endsleigh, have benefitted from the glosjobs.co.uk model. Ease of use, good value and high levels of customer service are all welcomed by their customers.
The award also recognises Belinda’s work with Cheltenham Connect, the voluntary group that she founded with others to strengthen and empower the Cheltenham community. Cheltenham Connect also brings local businesses together; Laptop Friday and the Skillspace events offer free weekly and monthly networking.
The award ceremony took place as part of the Gloucestershire Business show at Cheltenham Racecourse. “We’ve had the opportunity to talk to many business people from all over the county on the Cheltenham Connect stand," said Belinda. “I know such events take a lot of organisation and there seems to be a great buzz with companies making valuable connections.”
Belinda Wilson and with Kevin Daws