Island Sitters won the Automotive Art Entrepreneurship Competition over the weekend!
2 and a half months ago, we entered Island Sitters in to the competition because we saw it as a great opportunity to push ourselves and the Island Sitters concept even further. We put a lot of blood, sweat and tears in to our entry, and we really gave it our all when it came to pitching our idea. Thankfully, the judges shared our vision for what this company can offer Barbados and the region. What started with a simple, straightforward ‘side business’ has now developed into a full-time start up thanks to the competition.
Sheena and I were really nervous when we attended the prize giving ceremony at Champers Restaurant. The team at Automotive Art decided to countdown the top 5 prize winners, so we nearly passed out when we realized that our name hadn’t been called yet after the Top 3….then 2…then 1!!! It was a very special moment for both of us and I’m sure our expressions were priceless.
What followed was a whirlwind of photos and congratulations from everyone involved, the press and sponsors. We were both giddy with excitement, almost forgetting to let our families know the great news! We were so grateful for the kind words, feedback and encouragement from all of the judges who attended the ceremony as well.
Island Sitters would like to thank Automotive Art, Signia Insurance and Chefette for this amazing opportunity. We are now able to move ahead much faster than we would have ever thought because of this competition, and we will always be incredibly grateful for everything they’ve done for us. We’d also like to say a huge THANK YOU to our amazing support team; our family, friends and boyfriends for giving us the encouragement and support that we needed to build this business.
No man is an island and Island Sitters is here because of all of you. Thank you.
Now the real work begins…