A magical night for Castaway Cottage

Herts Chamber of Commerce Inspiring Herts Awards

Ambassadors Castaway Cottage a Local, family run, cosmetics business, received two highly commendeds on Thursday evening at the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce Inspiring Hertfordshire.

The gala dinner was held at the Warner Brothers studios, home of the magical Harry Potter film sets; a fittingly spectacular setting to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the awards. Heart FM presenter, John Darin presented the awards to local businesses who have excelled in several categories. Castaway Cottage CEO, 14-year-old, Archie Major enjoyed meeting John again as he had featured on John’s Drive Time show in 2020 running a Castaway Cottage giveaway to NHS workers to thank them for their hard work in the midst of the pandemic.

Two members of the Castaway family attended the awards –Grandad Castaway and CEO Archie – where they enjoyed a special meal on that famous platform (nine and three quarters), to represent the Hemel Hempstead based family business.

Archie said, “It was great to be a finalist in 4 awards and be highly commended in Most Promising Business and Family Business of the Year. It means so much. As an autistic teen, it is great to be able to build a business with the support of family, friends, and the business community, that I can continue to grow when I leave school. I want to thank the Herts Chamber of Commerce, judges and corporate clients who are part of the Chamber for their continued support.”

Ambassadors Aubrey Park hotel were Highly commended in Business of the Year West Herts and Lumina Technologies were highly commended in the Excellence in Customer Commitment category.

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