TWO of Sheffield's most dynamic entrepreneurs have been recognised for their energy and commitment with Sheffield Technology Parks' latest awards. Glenda Kirby, the founder of Charibags, won the award for Most Revolutionary Business and Andrew Seaton, Managing Director of Resolve IT Solutions, was named Best Contributor at the end of the 'Developing a Revolutionary Business' course.
The course was delivered by Sheffield Technology Parks as part of its remit to support innovative, high growth businesses to succeed, and was supported by Objective 1 funding. The course focused on helping participants to increase sales and customer attraction. Charibags makes re-usable eco bags with a social conscience for a range of clients including schools, businesses and charities. Glenda Kirby said, "Doing the course was a brilliant experience – it moved my business forward and gave me confidence. We've got a lot more clients since doing it, not just in Sheffield but up and down the country."
Andrew Seaton added, "It was really good to have this sort of support from Sheffield Technology Parks. "The course was really worthwhile – it consolidated my thinking, and as a direct result of taking part we have taken on one new contract already with another four or five due to start in the next few weeks." Andrew Seaton also won the 'Creating a Revolutionary Business' award from Sheffield Technology Parks in 2007. Resolve IT Solutions delivers high quality technical support to schools and businesses across the region.