Moley is delighted to announce that
IdeasForTheKids.com has been named a regional winner in the prestigious HSBC Start-up Stars Awards.
The HSBC Start-Up Stars Awards are designed to seek out the most promising start-up businesses in the UK, rewarding companies that have been trading for less than three years and who can demonstrate that they have the management skill and ideas for success. Now in its 8th year, the national contest is sponsored by HSBC, Sky News, Daily Express and Google.
Having won through against several hundred other companies in the Midlands, IdeasForTheKids.com is now one of just 10 companies battling it out to represent the Midlands in the National Finals to be held in London later this year.
Commenting on the announcement, founder and Managing Director, Manny Coulon said "We are thrilled to have been recognised by the HSBC Start-up Stars Awards."
"Of course, we would be delighted to progress further but to have already been selected from a pool of several hundred other businesses in the region is a great achievement.”
"Having scooped third place in the BT Online Excellence Awards for Best Kids Website, behind the BBC's CBeebies and Disney sites earlier this year, this latest award is a great reward for the fantastic efforts by the team here. We have some great, dedicated staff who have done a superb job in researching attractions, keeping the information up to date and growing the site."
"At a time when we hear a lot about people having to tighten their belts because of economic uncertainty and increasing prices of food and fuel, we are pleased to see that IdeasFortheKids is helping increasing numbers of families from around the UK find great, fun places to take their kids without stretching their budgets."
"Our growth has exceeded our expectations and the site is going from strength to strength. Visitor numbers have already increased 10-fold this year, and we are really encouraged by all the positive feedback we have received from users and attraction owners."
"We continue to develop the site, with reviews, discussion boards and competitions being amongst the latest additions and we are now actively looking for a site sponsor to help speed up developments on the site and to build on our success."
Needless to say, Moley and the team at IFTK remain committed to keeping
IdeasForTheKids.com the most comprehensive source of child friendly places to
take kids in the UK.
We continue to add more attractions and special dated events every week, and
will be adding more functions in the coming months.
Fingers crossed for us to get through to the National Finals! Watch this space...
Previous news stories:
27 June 2008 - IdeasForTheKids launches competitions
27 June 2008 -
The Public (Sandwell, W Midlands) opens 28/29Jun
12 March 2008 - Thomas Land opens at Drayton Manor Park
19 February 2008 - Livsey Children's Museum closes
28 January 2008 - IFTK wins Best UK Kids Website award
25 January 2008 - Nov & Dec Prize Draws
04 December 2007 - IFTK shortlisted for UK Best Kids Website Award
06 November 2007 – October Prize Draw
05 November 2007 – September Prize Draw
12 October 2007 – Special dated