5 minutes with Alce Harfield - 2016 Retail Business of the Year winner
What do you do?
"I'm a professional artist."
In a nutshell, what does your business do?
"Sell my own paintings!"
What’s the best thing about working as an artist?
"Being my own boss in a creative industry is exciting and invigorating to the soul!"
How did you feel when you found out that you’d won the Mendip Retail Business of the Year award?
"Over the moon and chuffed to bits!"
What’s been the best thing about winning your award?
"I’ve never entered anything before and winning was the encouragement I needed that I was getting it right!"
What impact has winning had on the business?
"An official recognition that my business is trustworthy and professional."
How long did it take you to enter the awards?
"About half an hour."
Would you recommend entering the awards?
"Yes, if you win or are shortlisted it can give your business a great boost. The logo also looks good on your business cards!"
Do you have any advice for anyone considering entering the awards?
"Think what makes your business special and believe in it."