Maldon’s Secret Hamper scoops top Sales & Marketing Award
Secret Hamper, the firm which advocates spreading joy, delivering smiles and acts of kindness scooped an award at the prestigious Business Excellence Awards Essex last week at Five Lakes Resort.
The event, organised by Champions UK Plc was hosted by comedian Mark Dolan and TV presenter Lucy Nichols, which was sponsored by top businesses from around the county including headline sponsors London Stansted Airport, Invest Essex and James Hallam.
Secret Hamper founder Nigel Richardson says “I was thrilled to learn that we had been nominated as a finalist in the Global Radio Sales & Marketing Category, let alone to go on and win!” There were some of Essex’s elite represented on the night and it was an honour to be featured amongst them. A lot of what we do is about telling stories and sharing experiences which for some, can have positive life changing effects. We often say that when you shop with us you get much more than a box of goodies, you buy an experience”
“We’ve been fortunate to have had our fair share of celebrity endorsements from the likes of John Challis aka Boycie, Rick Stein, Theo Paphitis, Jacqueline Gold to Hollywood legend Mark Hamill aka Luke Skywalker”
We hope to go from strength to strength and share more good news stories, not only in Essex but throughout the UK and who knows, as Luke Skywalker says “Secret Hamper, is coming to a galaxy far far away!”
Judge Mark Stocker of Global Radio goes on to say
“If great marketing is about emotion and storytelling, Secret Hamper is an outstanding example. It was hard not to be moved by the tale of Nigel’s leap from a city career into his quest to change the world one random act of kindness at a time. He has achieved impressive growth from humble beginnings with marketing that has needed to be innovative, exploiting media coverage to the maximum, drawing in movers, shakers and household names wherever possible, and pushing out initiatives like NHS70. What he’s done is turn the Secret Hamper into a compelling conversation, and that’s what made it such a worthy winner of the Sales & Marketing award, sponsored by Global, at the Business Excellence Awards Essex.”