If being a young entrepreneur was a book, one of the most constantly re-occurring themes in it would be the struggle to make time. And so it appears that this article is admittedly a tad late. This, however, doesn’t change anything about how pleased we are to announce the great ‘news’!
Beating out nearly 800 contestants, Dana Elemara, founder of Arganic, was named one of the eight finalists for the prestigious Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award after winning the programme’s recognition for Grand Ideas in November! Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2012, the Award has a long history of supporting young businesses of which a vast number have grown into remarkable companies that once stood out for an idea and now have a serious impact on the UK’s industrial landscape.
As a young business, we are always on the lookout for new opportunities. Thus, it is to our great delight that our nutty argan oil has officially been taken on by Cotswold Fayre! The distributor well known for stocking only the very best culinary products is one of the biggest of its kind in the UK. Of course, they didn’t want to miss the chance of distributing the most talked about new ingredient in the food industry – pure, organic argan oil from Arganic!
If you are an independent retailer interested in trying our product, you can contact Cotswold Fayre through their website (www.cotswold-fayre.co.uk). We are also happy to do in store sampling to meet you personally and help you introduce costumers to the delicious oil! Seeing Arganic has been getting rave reviews from chefs like Peter Gordon and Yotam Ottolenghi, it would certainly make a great extension to a range of high quality products.
27 year old Arganic founder Dana Elemara has been named as one of the final 8 candidates for Shell LiveWIRE's annual Young Entrepeneur of the Year award. Dana previously won a Grand Ideas Award from Shell LiveWIRE with this winning pitch. She then fought off competition against hundreds of hopefulls and will now undergo a rigerous independent judging process by a panel of 8 business experts. We are thrilled and have our fingers and toes crossed!