Standing Out to win the GBEA Community Grant

You may have seen some of our recent social media posts regarding a competition that Stand Out entered via the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. The competition is called the GBEA community grant, working in partnership with Freshbook, and the prize was to win a £1,000 grant in the form of credit to use with an amazing content creation house in the heart of Shoreditch, East London, called Dream Factory

The price breakdown:

  • Half a day filming using their versatile space – whether it’s using the podcast booth, green screen or YouTube space
  • Half a day editing 
  • One hour content consultation with Dream Factory’s creative team
  • Professional headshots for you and your team (up to 5 people)

This is the first time Stand Out have entered such a competition, we were up against some amazing entrepreneurs with some amazing business concepts, so to be honest we were not expecting to much, but were just happy to apply and take part.

We made a video to pitch the reasons as to why Stand Out deserved to win the community grant, we had a total of 3 questions and 30 seconds per question to impress. Our video was very natural, not to much business jargon, just straight talking like we were discussing our business with friends , we wanted to come across approachable and just be ourselves...... Well as our moto goes, why fit in?? when you were born to stand out!! 

We received communication that we had been shortlisted along with 5 other finalists and the final vote to choose the winner would be cast by the public. And with that, we took to social media. We shared a post and asked all of our Stand Out followers to help us win by voting for us and sharing our post. We could not believe the level of support, it seemed like we had an army on our side routing for us to win.

We were anticipation, had we done enough to secure the win? Then, the announcement came, The Winner of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards Community Grant............ STAND OUT SOCKS! 

We only went and won! We were absolutly over the moon and cant wait to work with the Dream Factory to create some amazing content. 

We know that none of this would have been possible without your help, Our Stand Out Community and for that we are eternally grateful! Thank you all so much for sticking by us and supporting us though our business journey!

Together we will spread the word and raise awareness for disability inclusion!