What a way to start the week! Today, we can finally announce we have won the Amazon Scale-Up Awards for Retail & E-Commerce. We chat with Clemmie, our Key Accounts Manager, all about the award:
“In January, when we heard the good news that we were finalists for the Amazon Scale-Up Retail/E-commerce Business Award, Covid-19 was just a story on the news rather than the reality it has become today. Little did we know that the glitzy awards ceremony planned for 20th March would have to be cancelled whilst each business that was planning on attending came to grips with the ‘new normal’ of working from home.
So, it was a very welcome surprise last week when we heard we had won the award! out of more than 400 entries, Merci Maman had been chosen and commended for our strategy, focus on employee welfare and flexible working and innovative approach to online retailing. It was just the news we needed to hear when, with tentative first steps, we migrated our website to a new platform to improve the shopping experience of all of our lovely customers.
If the ceremony had gone ahead, we would have received our trophy from the comedian Tom Allen, instead, it was a courier announcing ‘I have an award for Clemmie Reed’ (a phrase I could get used to when answering the door). It now sits proudly on Merci Maman’s award shelf, waiting patiently for the day that we can celebrate safely.”