New entrepreneur, Rob Curtis, started his South West-based company The Pursuit Agency a year ago has been named Start Up of the Year at the national Business and Community Awards.
Rob, who is an expert in digital marketing, won the national award at a gala event held in Reading (April 2023). He started his business after a career of more than eight years employed within other businesses learning all about the fast-moving world of digital marketing.
“I’m overwhelmed and humbled to receive such an honour,” Rob said. “I was so thrilled to be nominated and very grateful to be there with my wife, friends and business friends too. It was so unexpected to actually win.
“I’d like to thank everyone who has helped me to hit the ground running in my business in these early days. It takes a huge leap of faith to ‘go it alone’ and you definitely cannot ‘do it alone’.
“A special shout out to all of my clients so far, I’d like to also thank my business buddies who have all supported me in so many ways, from being a listening ear to talking process!”
Any business or relevant individual could nominate themselves for these business and community awards or they could be nominated by members of their team, or their clients. Those nominations were then judged by an independent panel of business owners and regional winners were put forward to a national event. For this national final, the judges spent more than 500 hours debating who should be chosen as finalists and winners.