We had just been listed in two of the UK's top supermarkets, Tesco and Waitrose. Up until that time, we had funded the business on a shoestring budget and managed to grow it from a £10k turnover in 2010 to £120,000 in 2011.
We felt that it was a great way to tell more people about the Righteous brand, not just as a start-up business, but also to share our values and ethos.
It was really exciting. I found it was a great way to network and meet other like minded entrepreneurs.
I still keep in touch with fellow Smarta100 winners and have availed of their services: Crowdcube for crowdfunding and CupcakeMum for childcare services are just two examples.
We recently became the 14th business in the UK to be successfully funded through Crowdcube. We have been listed in Ocado and we are currently expanding to new markets abroad. We have also aired our first TV advertisement.
For all the information about the Smarta 100, together with O2, and how to enter click here.