15 July 2015
A Milton Keynes handbag designer is celebrating after winning a new iPad in a competition organised by business support service Velocity.
Entrepreneur Charlotte Jamme, who runs global bag brand Mia Tui from her home in Middleton, landed the high-tech tablet after completing an online customer satisfaction survey giving her feedback on Velocity.
Her name was picked at random from 95 entrants who had completed the survey.
She said: “I couldn’t believe it when I heard I had won. I never normally win anything yet the day before I’d won a parents’ race at my kids’ sports day so my luck must be in.
“The iPad will come in really handy as so much of my business is done online so it’s fantastic to be able to keep up to speed with orders as they come in.”
Charlotte has seen her business grow significantly since teaming up with Velocity, with a grant enabling her to produce a series of high quality promotional videos, invest in her website and digital advertising.
She said: I’m extremely grateful to Velocity for their help and support. It has given me the chance to look at the areas I needed to invest in to make the business grow and I’m now starting to reap the rewards, with the bags due to be featured on QVC next month.”
Velocity is the business support service delivered by the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), offering free one-to-one advice, workshops and guidance on funding streams.
Business adviser Emmanuelle Clèment helped Charlotte with a grant application to help fund the digital marketing investment and said: “Mia Tui is a fantastic business and Charlotte is so passionate about her work. She has been on a real journey with her business and it’s really pleasing that she is now starting to grow.”
To find out more about how Velocity could help you and your business, call 0300 01234 35.
For more details about Mia Tui bags visit www.miatui.comBack