Exciting news! We've just heard we're finalists in the Entrepreneur for Good Award category in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards South West!
The Entrepreneur for Good Award is given to an entrepreneur leading a business that is implementing pioneering ideas and business models to help drive positive change.
This award will be given to an entrepreneur who:
- Is adopting a mission to create and sustain social value (not just private value).
- Is recognising and pursuing a new opportunities to serve that mission.
- Is engaging in a process of continuous innovation, adaptation and learning.
- Is acting boldly without being limited by current resources.
- Is maintaining accountability to the constituencies served and for the outcomes created.
- The judges will consider actions on measuring the impact they create.
"It's incredibly exciting to be named a finalist in this category," explains Good Things founder Lucy, "It's been an eventful first year and this is a lovely opportunity to celebrate the positive impact we've made thanks to everyone who's supported us."
"I’m inspired by the projects we champion and support, from opportunities for disabled people in Tanzania to turning waste plastic into new toys, instead of polluting our seas. I’m driven by my belief that what we buy can change the world for the better."
Find out more about how Lucy's experiences in Costa Rica, Tanzania and Nepal inspired her to set up Good Things: Why We Do This.
The regional virtual ceremony will take place on 23rd September and winners will go on to a national ceremony in London in November. Fingers crossed!
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Good Things is an award-winning online shop that seeks out ethical and planet-friendly gifts, toys and games. We share these products and their inspiring stories of social and environmental impact in our online store. Our mission is to make it easy for people to find feel good gifts, and reduce plastic waste.
Good Things was founded in July 2019 by female entrepreneur, Lucy Willoughby. After spending time in Nepal and Tanzania, working with entrepreneurs setting up small businesses, Lucy was inspired to let the world know about the ethical and sustainable products she found and the projects they support. Find out more.
Since launching in July 2019, Good Things has been featured on on BBC One's Sunday Morning Live, won the SJL Foundations's Start-Up of the Year Contest, and the Fast Track to Growth Award. Lucy is a finalist for the Entrepreneur for Good Award at the 2020 Great British Entrepreneur Awards for the South West region.