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7 Tips for a successful awards entry

7 Tips for a successful awards entry

Entering the Vanarama Van Hero Awards is very straightforward but, to ensure you are in with the best possible chance of winning, we've compiled a list of top tips to set you on your way.   1. Tell us a story - We want to hear what makes you and your business unique. Telling your story of...

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Vanarama launches Van Hero Awards 2017

Vanarama launches Van Hero Awards 2017

Vanarama is recognising the hard work and dedication of the UK's 4 million van drivers with the Vanarama Van Hero Awards 2017. Vans now account for 1 in 5 of all urban and motorway traffic, operated by drivers who do everything from putting up our buildings to delivering parcels, maintaining the...

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It's a family affair for Supreme Building Solutions

It's a family affair for Supreme Building Solutions

Established in 1969 by Father Tony Sartori as a roofing company www.supreme-ltd.co.uk has now grown into a complete building services company.  It might be an older, established company but this certainly doesn't mean Paul Sartori and his team don't have fresh ideas.  Having started a Response...

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Business continues to bloom for Van Hero, Gaynor

Business continues to bloom for Van Hero, Gaynor

Despite having started her business twenty years ago, our latest Vanarama Van Hero's passion for her job remains infectious, "The satisfaction of seeing people get pleasure from a new garden, which my team and I have created, is amazing," enthuses Gaynor Edwards, Landscape Gardener and founder of ...

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Small business success is MOOsic to the ears of beef producer and Vanarama Van Hero, Judi James

Small business success is MOOsic to the ears of beef producer and Vanarama Van Hero, Judi James

Being a woman in a man's world hasn't put Vanarama Van Hero, Judi James, off her business goal of making a profit by ethically rearing young bull calves for meat, sold via her website www.riversideyoungbeef.com .  Travelling up to 100 miles each week in four different locations caring for her cattle,...

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The sky’s the limit for Vanarama van hero John James White and his Eco Roofing business!

The sky’s the limit for Vanarama van hero John James White and his Eco Roofing business!

When asked why they set up their own business, knowing that you can do a better job yourself is a common theme among our Vanarama Van Heroes.  John James White is no exception.  He knew that in establishing his now flourishing business, Eco Roofing, he could create a better working environment to do...

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Running your own business is no horseplay, Vanarama customer Paul Hughes tells all

Running your own business is no horseplay, Vanarama customer Paul Hughes tells all

Being in the business of developing and distributing unique supplements for performance horses, means Paul Hughes' equine clients have probably got a quicker 0-30 speed than his pickup!  But this doesn't mean running a commercial vehicle is any less important to his company www.superfix.net . It's...

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Get it right first time, every time, says AWM Vanarama Van Hero Mike Fox

Get it right first time, every time, says AWM Vanarama Van Hero Mike Fox

Right first time, every time is the mantra that Vanarama Van Hero Mike Fox has adopted for his defect management, building consultancy and surveying company www.awmgroup.co.uk .  Mike established the business 11 years ago after becoming disillusioned with his then employer not believing in first...

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Our latest Vanarama Van Hero Katy Doolittle talks to the animals and speaks good business sense too

Our latest Vanarama Van Hero Katy Doolittle talks to the animals and speaks good business sense too

After years in an office based job working as the Head of IT and Marketing, Katy decided that it was time to take charge of her own destiny by setting up pet services company www.katydoolittles.co.uk .  Since establishing the business in the beautiful surroundings of Marksbury, Bath, Katy has...

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Small business van heroes wish for big hero superpowers

Small business van heroes wish for big hero superpowers

We asked our van driving customers - if they could have one superpower to help them with their business what would that be? Here are some of our favourites: X-ray vision – to see what's lurking beneath the foundations, or easily spot the cause of a leaking pipe. ...

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Want your brand to be seen 70,000 times a day? Our Van Hero shows you how

Want your brand to be seen 70,000 times a day? Our Van Hero shows you how

In the next of our Van Hero series we enjoy a walk on the beaches of Devon with John MacKenzie, co-founder of LEEMAC Design. Names: John MacKenzie and Russ Lee Company: LEEMAC Design www.leemac-design.co.uk Main Business: Sign Making and Sign Writing Location: Ilfracombe, Devon ...

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Find out how a new van earnt one of our customers an extra £10k in just one week

Find out how a new van earnt one of our customers an extra £10k in just one week

Meet our van heroes White van man generally gets a bit of a bad press. But with the economy on the up, largely down to the hard work, dedication and 'have a go' attitude of Britain's small and medium sized businesses, we think it's about time we laid this bad rep to rest. In a series of interviews...

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