TWO Train 2000 clients scooped a top award at Juice FM’s prestigious style awards held in Liverpool last weekend.
Kate Morris and business partner Julie jones, who launched FashionFinds.co.uk earlier this year, were presented with their award during a glittering ceremony at Liverpool’s Anglican cathedral and were joined by a host of celebrities including Steven Gerrard, The Saturdays and cast members from Hollyoaks and Eastenders.
Kate and Julie won the award in the ‘Fashionista’ category after Juice FM listeners and other members of the public voted for them to win.
The ‘Fashionista’ award was given out in recognition of who or what sets the trends in Liverpool and where everyone goes to for the latest must-have outfit.
Kate and Julie’s business FashionFinds.co.uk features photographs of people from all walks of life as well as a description of their outfits / accessories and links to the retailers they were purchased from.
The idea behind ‘Fashionfinds.co.uk’ was born out of the realisation by Julie and Kate that most of us like to people watch and are interested in and intrigued by the outfits that others are wearing.
Kate said: “We were absolutely delighted to win this award and the ceremony was brilliant. We have only been going for about six months and there is a lot more to come from us.
“We were up against some one who is very well known in the area and never really thought we had a chance of winning this award and just couldn’t believe it. Being award winners has really spurred us on and given us a great boost.”
Friends, Julie, 27 and Kate, 29 came along to Train 2000 for help and advice earlier this year prior to the launch of their business.
Jackie McGee, Enterprise Enabler at Train 2000 who advised Julie and Kate, said: “On behalf of Train 2000 I would like to say how pleased I am that Kate and Julie won this award. FashionFind.co.uk is an innovative and exciting new business and I expect that we will be hearing a lot more about it in the future.”
To find out more visit www.FashionFinds.co.uk
And, if like Kate and Julie you are a woman in the Merseyside area and are interested in starting up your own business visit www.train2000.org.uk or call 0151 236 6601.