A dog-sitting business was named Micro Business of the Year at the Amazon Growing Business Awards.
Barking Mad was established in 2000 as an alternative to kennels. The service arranges holidays for dogs when their owners need to go away.
Speaking after picking up the award, Lee Dancy, managing director, said: “It’s incredibly exciting to go from putting up a poster in 2000 asking for a dog-sitter, to standing here tonight with the accolade of Micro Business of the Year, for our leading dog-sitting business.
“It’s a fantastic achievement for everyone at Barking Mad and it’s a great feeling to be rewarded at the Amazon Growing Business Awards. I’m excited to get back to Kirkby Lonsdales, to share the award with our talented team (including Lotti, our office dog!).”
Doug Gurr, Amazon’s UK country manager, said: “We would like to offer our congratulations to all the winners and businesses highly commended last night, Small businesses are the backbone of Britain, and so it’s immensely inspiring to hear such a number of success stories, showing that creative ideas and relentless drive is found around the country”.
As announced, the winners were:
- Barking Mad
- Gate One
- Go Ape
- Joseph Joseph
- Larsson & Jennings
- M Squared
- The New World Trading Company
- Thermoseal Group
- Trak Global Group
- Travel Counsellors
- Trent Refractories