Ceramics Designer Wins Enterprise Nation Competition

London, United Kingdom, August 05, 2013 --(PR.com)-- A ceramics designer has won Enterprise Nation’s Funding101 competition, a British small business competition offering entrepreneurs and SMEs the chance to win start-up funding.

Victoria Mae Designs is a ceramic design business based in London. Interiors and lifestyle magazines Living Etc and Country Homes and Interiors will be featuring Victoria’s designs in forthcoming issues, so the creative designer entered the Funding101 competition to buy stock for the expected increase in demand.

In addition to selling her ceramics through ecommerce sites such as Not on the High Street and Etsy, the designer’s ceramics are increasingly in demand from British retailers.

Speaking of her win, Victoria said: “Enterprise Nation is hugely supportive of small businesses in the UK, and I am thrilled to be a winner of their Funding101 competition. Most small businesses don’t need lots of funding to get off the ground, and the funding I have won from Enterprise Nation will go a long way towards helping my design business grow. I was also really pleased and flattered by how much support I received during the competition on social media and from bloggers.”

Enterprise Nation founder, Emma Jones, added: “We launched Fund101 to help businesses just like Victoria's! She put in a great submission and then went to work on courting the public vote after being shortlisted to 5 finalists. I hope the money helps Victoria take her business to the next level and that she will remain part of the Enterprise Nation community, helping others who dream of following in her footsteps.”

Notes about Victoria Mae Designs:

Victoria Mae Designs is a ceramic design business founded in 2012 by surface designer Victoria Mae. In the past Victoria’s designs have appeared in a range of British retailers, from John Lewis to Paperchase, and her unique ceramic designs are now available through her online Etsy shop.


Notes about Enterprise Nation:

Founded in 2005 by Emma Jones MBE, Enterprise Nation is a thoroughly modern business club. They support small businesses in the UK and help people turn their good ideas into great businesses – on their website, in books and at events.

Victoria Mae Designs
Phil Hoey