Antonia Sullivan Shortlisted for Start-Up Award

 Jun 27, 2016


Knitwear designer and founder of Sprig Knitwear Antonia Sullivan will be pitching her business to a panel of industry experts from Instagram, Pinterest and Etsy, as part of the highly-regarded Mollie Makes Handmade Awards.

Antonia, who works from her studio at The Sorting Office in Eastleigh, is one of three people shortlisted for an award in the Start-Up category, having seen off strong competition from hundreds of entrants.

The annual awards are intended to celebrate and support good craftsmanship and creative entrepreneurship.

To apply, designers had to create a Pinterest board of their work and send it to the judges.

Speaking about being shortlisted, Antonia said:

“I was really surprised because there were a lot of really good people who had entered.

“I’d been keeping an eye on Pinterest to see who’d been entering, and I thought I probably won’t get it because there are a lot of talented people.”

The awards event is to take place on July 7 at The Proud Archivist gallery in London, where Antonia and the other finalists will pitch their businesses to the panel of experts, before finding out whether or not they have won.

The prize for the winning competitor in the Start-Up category includes a stand at the popular Crafty Fox Market in London, a Business Starter Package to advertise in Mollie Makes, and an exclusive six-week online training course with The Design Trust.

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