Smart Social

What is #SmartSocial?

We launched the Twitter #SmartSocial Award in May 2012 as part of a drive to help micro and SME businesses. Each Sunday morning between 9 – 12 companies Tweet to us on Twitter ‘how they use Social Media in their business’ and we run through the entries to find out the best and most innovative use of social media to award a business the #SmartSocial Award. #SmartSocial hashtag is now recognised on Twitter and is used for whenever a company wants a reTweet from us and of course, every Sunday morning to enter for the award!

View our growing list of #SmartSocial winners below!

#SmartSocial is kindly sponsored by Logotag.co.uk & Logotag.com – The leading provider of contactless social media icons for businesses nationally and internationally. To find out more about Logotag visit their website: www.Logotag.co.uk

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Week 103 Winner: Wear Eponymous – Be Your Own Story. W.E. are the fashion brand dedicated to redefining beauty and championing emerging designers.

Week 102 Winner: WordHouse – Proofreading/copy-editing/copywriting. Multi award winner incl. #SBS.

Week 101 Winner: ByaOnline – Building Business Online – for SME’s.

Week 100 Winner: Jeanius Consulting. Global maritime PR, marketing, social media management, business strategy, sponsorship management and creative solutions.

Week 99 Winner: Help Kelli: The Kelli Smith Appeal mission.
To provide Kelli with a fund that will allow her access to potentially life saving treatments not currently available on the NHS, and cover all reasonable expenses incurred through accessing those treatments.

Week 98 Winner: Biz Advisor HQ: Let your customers promote you. Simply ask them to leave a review for you on our site and we will promote the review & you!

Week 97 Winner: Love wildlife? Gadgets, Tech, Training and inventions from Jason Alexander.

Week 96 Winner: ‘Norfolk Disabled Friendly Cottages’ 8 accessible, family & pet friendly holiday cottages near NW Norfolk Coast & Sandringham Estate.

Week 95 Winner: Log Heights Ltd – The ultimate outdoor teambuilding experience at RipleyCastle, North Yorkshire.

Week 94 Winner: Grant Cunningham: Social Media business offering management, profile building, maintenence and development to suit your requirements.

Week 93 Winner: Sally Newall ran a catering business for over 20 years which was in fact the spring board for the leap into the ice cream business. Incredible feedback from happy customers for her homemade ice cream led Sally to decide to move away from full time catering and concentrate on developing Simply Ice Cream into the successful, premium brand.

Week 92 Winner: Claireodactyl Digital Marketing was founded in 2013 by Claire Robinson-Ayres, a Digital Marketer with 13 years experience in Marketing, SEO, and Social Media. Claire is also a member of the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing.

Week 91 Winner: Where women meet to talk business. Festival, City Business Clubs & Online membership. Tweets from the #WOTB Team Members.

Week 90 Winner: Alison George. Since 2006 the informed home sellers in your area have been taking advantage of our unique, proven home-selling system to get their homes sold… Fast!.

Week 89 Winner: LRB Trophies produce and supply almost any type and size of trophy, shield, cup, medal or award you may require for your presentation, finals event or just a simple thank you to a friend or colleague.

Week 88 Winner: The gift shops where everything is designed and made in Britain.

Week 87 Winner: We make your home smarter by connecting home services onto one common wiring system.

Week 86 Winner: Biz Promo Video specialises in producing cost effective, short, one or two minute promo videos enabling micro, small or large companies to raise their profile and build awareness of brands or services.

Week 85 Winner: PR Marketing & Social Media Management Company #KeepItBadman.
Manchester.

Week 84 Winner: Edward Foley, prime property agent selling some of the finest houses in SW London, based in Wimbledon Village, London SW19.

Week 83 Winner: Mompreneurs is a simple, yet powerful solution that lets you freely promote your business on any social media feeds onto any of your marketing channels..

Week 82 Winner: The Blurt Foundation is a user-led community interest company which exists to support, help and inspire those affected by depression.

Week 81 Winner: Sales & Marketing Director at Resource – creative | print | digital.

Week 80 Winner: With a wide range of property for sale in Barking and Dagenham, MovingPad offer competitive commission rates, innovative marketing and a no fuss attitude to buying, selling and letting your home.

Week 79 Winner: An encouraging dance school offering classes for children and young adults in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Linedancing, as well as Dancing Hands for pre-school dancers.

Week 78 Winner: Gardening centre for garden plants and flowers. The No. 1 Online Specialist in the UK with Hardy plants guaranteed 5yrs. Trusted to supply plants to designers and exhibitors at high profile RHS Flower Shows, BBC Gardeners World live, the Corporation of London, Celebrity Chefs, Stately homes and many more.

Week 77 Winner: Bloom … venture catalyst provides a route to alternative, collaborative funding for startups, creative projects, growing businesses, community projects, social enterprises. In fact anything you can persuade people to support… the crowd in crowdfunding.

Week 76 Winner: NailedIt UK is the UK’s first and largest hand made false nail brand. Specialising in designs inspired by current and upcoming fashion trends. All designs are hand painted by ourselves in the UK and are available to buy worldwide.

Week 75 Winner: Natasha Lynch established Essential French in 1996 as part of her thesis in her Masters Business Degree in Entrepreneurship in UCC. Establishing the business at such a young age has allowed Natasha to push the boundaries in teaching methodology where she has developed a unique, vibrant and innovative way of teaching French and Irish. As a result, 17 years on, Essential French’s grades remain unmatched anywhere!

Week 74 Winner: Award winning personalised candles for all events and occasions. Candle Studio where you will find personalised candles, decorated to suit every event and occasion including Flavour candles for all occasions, Weddings, Christenings, Baptism, Birthday, Hen Party, , Baby Shower, Christmas, Absence Memorial and more.

Week 73 Winner: Sunflower Lettings, priding themselves in their personal service and always pleased to meet with you to discuss your specific plans.

Week 72 Winner: #Northeasthour has only been in existence since August of last year. Its intention and purpose has captured the imagination of North East business owners and week on week provides real opportunities for local businesses to connect and to raise their profile to a dedicated local audience, which in turn means real potential customers.

Week 71 Winner: Andrea Morgan created Citrus Content after seeing a real need in the market for human and engaging content. Citrus Content fuses together her two passions, property & interiors with writing.

Week 70 Winner: The home of beautiful handmade jewellery. Created with love and care from Swarovski pearls and crystal beads. Each one catches every inch of light and sparkles stunningly.

Week 69 Winner: Logotag® helps your business shout about your social media presence with their exclusive and cost effective Logotag® technology.

Week 68 Winner: Comparemymove.com understand how stressful moving house can be and finding a trusted removal company can be daunting. Taking care of your interests is what they do best.

Week 67 Winner: Creating nail art for every mood, moment and memory. Based in Derry, N.Ireland. Bespoke hand painted false nails. You choose the colour, design, style & size of the nails. Devine Nails do the rest, all you have to do is stick them on.

Week 66 Winner: Zine websites are Usable, Mobile Responsive and Google friendly. Update your site on the go with Suite our IOS compatible editor.

Week 65 Winner: Rated as one of the UK’s top ten best small estate agents in the UK by ‘The Telegraph’ in January 2013, PDQ is your multi-award winning local estate agent. Buying selling or renting, whatever your property needs, our friendly, helpful team will be able to help.

Week 64 Winner: By working with The Warwickshire Outsourcing Centre you will be hiring a team of vastly experienced Virtual Assistants and Transcribers from a variety of backgrounds.

Week 63 Winner: Personalised unique tote bags. All handmade by Hazel O’Keeffe, from Tipperary.

Week 62 Winner: Yours Sustainably offers style that matters, ethical gifts sourced worldwide.

Week 61 Winner: Café at 36 is a well establised cafe located in Cowick Street, in the heart of the local community of St Thomas, Exeter. The cafe is a family friendly local cafe, serving outstanding coffee and tea, and affordable locally sourced food cooked on the premises.

Week 60 Winner: Mark Jones has been an Estate Agent for a number of years in the Whitstable area. The idea for an auction business came from the number of sellers and buyers frustrated at how long the legal process took after agreeing a sale figure.

Week 59 Winner: Hampton Antiques specialise in the sale and restoration of antique boxes and accessories. Their superb range of antiques is extremely varied, in a huge variety of styles & prices. They are passionate about antiques and about bringing them to the 21st century.

Week 58 Winner: Winner of Subway Franchisee of the year for the UK & Ireland 2011/12. At Subway we are always looking to provide our customers with the best value for money.

Week 57 Winner: Create a lasting memory of your pregnancy through the art of Belly Painting, it’s a great idea for the creative, fun, and loving mom to be.

Week 56 Winner: iPilates are passionate about Pilates Exercises and think you should be able to enjoy all the benefits of Studio based Pilates classes in your own home.

Week 55 Winner: Every client at PASS gets gold-standard treatment. A Virtual Assistant is a Girl Friday who is at the end of an email or a phone call (whichever way you prefer to communicate) to provide you with the support you need, when you need it. No fuss, no hassle, just the confidence they’ll go away and get the job done and do the job well.

Week 54 Winner: Evogue Leasing is a family owned vehicle contract hire and leasing company, based in the beautiful town of Market Harborough in Leicestershire.

Week 53 Winner: Ravaged Indigo design and make unique, handcrafted, contemporary jewellery using a combination of sterling silver, semi-precious gemstones and Swarovski crystals and pearls.

Week 52 Winner: A-Star Sports offers inclusive, developmental multi-sports coaching for children aged 2-10 years. Building on a fun ABC-based foundation (agility, balance and co-ordination), your child will be introduced to and develop the skills for ten core sports as well as discovering additional sports inspired by sport in the news.

Week 51 Winner: Making Personalised and Non personalised beaded jewellery. Any colours and any wording.

Week 50 Winner: Mandie Holgate is a Business Womans Coach, Blogger & Speaker. Marketing Magic, Increased Confidence & Success without the stress. Founder of the Business Womens Network.

Week 49 Winner: Ayegardening provides domestic garden maintenance, commercial grounds maintenance and landscaping services to Crawley, Horsham, Horley, Redhill, Reigate and Dorking areas.

Week 48 Winner: Work Hubs is a co-working environment, that enables you and your business to connect with like-minded business people, support services, knowledge, advice, experience and ideas. It brings social media to life into your 24/7 network.

Week 47 Winner: Our aim is to provide the mum-to-be or new mum, her friends and relatives with a fun and enjoyable time celebrating the mum-to-be and her future or new arrival. Over the last 24 months we have organised and hosted many baby showers and we love it!

Week 46 Winner: A Small Business showcase website where businesses can be advertised for Free via a random drawing of businesses that retweet and like Freddie Pig’s statuses.

Week 45 Winner: Beckett & Co Solicitors. Beckett & Co Solicitors are specialist personal injury solicitors dealing with all types of personal injury and accident compensation claims.

Week 44 Winner: Bag Me Beautiful. Our designs and paintings are unique. Each one hand drawn and painted onto a plain jute or juco bag. Because they are not printed and are drawn and painted freehand, no two can be identical.

Week 43 Winner: Hash Brownies. An established business located in Sheffield. The company produces innovative, exciting and sumptuous brownies, cakes and tarts to delight the palate.

Week 42 Winner: LouLouBeeCrafts. Creating Handmade Jewellery from necklaces to earrings and bracelets. I also make small home decor items including cushions, doorstops and hand warmers – perfect for the up coming cold months.

Week 41 Winner: Infinu. Active Investors Meet Vetted Startups for Most Efficient Financing. Knowledge Sharing with Investment Groups and Insider Access to the Best Startup Opportunities.

Week 40 Winner: A Passion for Homes. A Passion for Homes are two property obsessed women who set out on separate journeys but ended up combining their property passion to share with the world via the new website.

Week 39 Winner: FWGoodson. FWG have been established since 1987 but Fred Goodson himself has been working in this area of the law since the 1950’s. We pride ourselves on the level of personal service offered and have literally thousands of extremely satisfied clients.

Week 38 Winner: Stockings.pro. If you want to turn heads with your legwear, check out our fantastic range of hold up stockings, traditional stockings, fashion tights for women and more. We love to help you show off your legs and add a little indulgence to your life and you’ll find everything from traditional fishnets to perfectly patterned tights when you shop with us.

Week 37 Winner: GrowthMail. Intelligent Email Stationsary Software allowing business to send more professional looking emails and generate more traffic to their websites and Social Media links.

Week 36 Winner: Integra. At Integra Property Services we have a passion for excellence and measure our success on achieving great results for our clients.

Week 35 Winner: Actorum. Established in 1974, we are the world’s original actors’ co-operative. We operate on the principal of collective self-determination in the entertainment business. Our clients work in a range of mediums, covering major theatre and touring theatre companies, feature films, television, commercials and corporate work.

Week 34 Winner: SinFullyDelightful. Based on the beautiful Wirral pennisular Sinfully Delightful provides exquisite cupcakes for any occasion. All hand made to order using the finest ingredients. Whether its for Birthdays, Weddings or Just Because.

Week 33 Winner: HighPerformanceArt. Situated in Terminal 5 Heathrow Airport, the award winning T5 Gallery offers passengers a cultural artistic experience, providing wonderful artwork available to purchase as well as offering a contemplative space within the bustle of the airport.

Week 32 Winner: AquaDesignGroup. Passionate, sensitive and creative … three words that sum up what Aqua Design Group is all about. We’re a graphic design and print specialist in Stockport.

Week 31 Winner: ProLetts. Find a property to rent by entering either the area or postcode.

Week 30 Winner: MB Custom Covers. Custom Designed Mobile Phone skins and hard covers, over 800 models supported!

Week 29 Winner: Do Online Diet Work. A website dedicated to monitoring the progress of our unique online diet ebook, follow our weight loss via our weekly videos!

Week 28 Winner: Red Kite Homes. Red Kite Homes can introduce you to a Range of independent advisors, who have a team of qualified professional mortgage and protection advisors. We don’t like to be tied into one company therefore you can choose from our list who gives any advice. Remember your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Week 27 Winner: EssexSparkle. Here you will find a great selection of quality jewellery items, many of which are handmade and can be tailored to your specification. If you are planning a wedding then make sure you visit our Weddings page. We are able to colour co-ordinate and personalise many items to your choice.

Week 26 Winner: The Metcalfe Partnership. Working in the Property Industry, at the Metcalfe Partnership, our aim is to always provide the best possible experience for our clients by working with you to get the best results.

Week 25 Winner: AnyCabs. Anycabs began life in 2011, and has since been helping thousands of people get from A to B around the UK. Since its launch, Anycabs has given a new lease of life to the minicab industry – bringing it online and into the 21st century.

Week 24 Winner: Glass Of Bubbly. Champagne Review Video website showcasing the varied labels and their tastes.

Week 23 Winner: TouCanTalk. Toucantalk is an award winning creative digital agency building and integrating stunning, practical eCommerce websites with Social Media platforms, transforming Brands and Businesses into powerful online revenue generators.

Week 22 Winner: KnottingElle. Knotting Elle is the original new brand dedicated to making our customers feel like trend setters. We understand in the fast moving world of fashion, one minute it’s in and the next, it’s out.

Week 21 Winner: Naglotech. Naglotech are a UK based information technology consultancy that specialises in providing fast, reliable Internet solutions, Outsourcing and Bespoke Development.

Week 20 Winner: All About Everybody. All About Everybody Memory Gift Books & Journals. These special books offer a new and unique way of creating a lifelong legacy by preserving the personalities, wisdom and memories of the important people in your life and make the perfect gift for any occasion.

Week 19 Winner: SmileyPetz. Smiley Petz dog homeboarding offers the perfect warm and loving atmosphere for your cherished 4 legged family member’s holiday, in the comfort of their family home, just footsteps away from the idyllic forestry of EaglesbushValley.

Week 18 Winner: CountyChannel. A unique multi-channel web-based broadcast service, committed to producing and transmitting high quality programmes to a large and growing dedicated countryside audience.

Week 17 Winner: VideoConnected TV. A unique Video Sharing Platform dedicated to regional content via towns and cities across the UK. Soon to be an international concept.

Week 16 Winner: Wag.pro. Wags Boutique is a independent retailer located in Cheshire. Pandora CertifIied Online Retailer

Week 15 Winner: This Lady Loves. Thisladyloves is a multi award winning Members Club for ladies. Our members receive priority tickets to events and special promotions only offered to them by our business partners, which we select very carefully.

Week 14 Winner: The Pointr. An enterprise grade loyalty card system for the independant retailer.

Week 13 Winner: Abdul Entrepreneur. Abdul Shakur aged 18, is Managing Director of Blogger Enterprises CIC and Young Management Member at Sparkbrook Neighbourhood Forum.

Week 12 Winner: The Design Fairy. The Design Fairy focuses on providing a stylish and considered interior design response to each brief via the provision of a flexible and structured service. Putting the client’s needs is always at the forefront of our design ethos. As a result, each project is aesthetically beautiful and functional, with that added touch of sparkle.

Week 11 Winner: No Entries Received.

Week 10 Winner: The Pub Club. For buying almost anything for your Pub, Club or Restaurant.

Week 9 Winner: Norkey Communications. With many years in the Telecommunications industry between us, our highly trained and experienced team can provide the right solution for your companies data and voice needs. We can provide data and voice cabling for 1 or 1000+ outlets and telephone systems for 2 extension or many more.

Week 8 Winner: WeTradeIt. WeTradeIt.com is the country’s first online business trading community where members buy and sell using points rather than cash and there are no listing or transaction fees.

Week 7 Winner: London & South East Property Auctions. Find all the latest information about Property Auctions and House Auctions in the South East of England.

Week 6 Winner: Vitavia. Manufacturer & wholesaler of hobby greenhouses & greenhouse accessories. We love tweeting about all things gardening related!

Week 5 Winner: No Entries Received.

Week 4 Winner: DiemLtd. DIEM Ltd was established in October 2005 by David Inman and business has grown where by successfully delivering work to commercial and public sector clients throughout the UK. This has been demonstrated from working on a range projects varying in size from the £402 million Temple Mills Depot project on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, to small family businesses.

Week 3 Winner: thePropertyBid.com. The UK’s first and only property auction rental site for Landlords, Letting Agents and Potential Tenants. Owners or Property Managers can upload vacant available properties and Potential Tenants can make a bid on how much rent they are prepared to pay.

Week 2 Winner: James Elliot Art. Mastermind of the modern media, Elliott is an extremely evolved artist and photographer, who pioneered photography as fine art, way ahead of the pack. Elliott later led the cyber revolution by creating the first fine art digital masterpieces.

Week 1 Winner: CoochyCooNappyCakes. Adorable and affordable handmade gifts to welcome the most precious gift of all into the world! We are a professional established business who specialise in custom design nappy cakes and a range of new baby gifts starting from as little as £2.50.

Official #SmartSocial Merchandise.If you are a winner then feel free to download the winners badge at the top of the page and use it on your website or any other merchandise! Contact Dylan from www.aquadesigngroup.co.uk if you require any items printed with the #SmartSocial Winners badge on items such as phone cases, mugs and mouse mats. Dylan also provides the official #SmartSocial Award Certificate.
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