Angela Berry, an entrepreneur and mother of two who founded The Lampshade Company, has a passion for designing and making lampshades. Starting from her spare bedroom, Angela established the business in 2011 with a small online eBay shop. Demand was high and it was clear that Angela could take her idea to the next level, so she commissioned a purpose built studio and took on her first two employees.
In April 2015, The Lampshade Company won the Gold Award for Small Business Website at the Essex Digital Awards as a result of Angela’s hard work designing her website. In December 2014, The Lampshade Company was also featured on Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover. In 2016 The Lampshade Company won the Small Business of the Year Award at the Essex Business Awards.
“The judges have been very helpful; their strategic approach has really helped me make the most out of the prize fund available. I’m truly grateful for all the support I have received from each and every judge and would encourage any business who fits the criteria to apply!”