Cards, Glitz, Glamour and Award Ceremonies!
As May starts I’m busy working on promoting the latest product release for my business as an Independent Phoenix Trader. Phoenix Trading are a direct selling, independent card-publishing house, through their network of Independent Traders they’ve sold in excess of 150 million cards worldwide.
I started my Phoenix Business nearly 5 years ago and it’s now grown with me having a team of 51 Traders. I’m based in Northampton and I have team members across the UK and in New Zealand/Australia. I love the flexibility of my job enabling me to work my business around looking after my 5 year old and juggling life as a Military Wife. I’ve always been a lover of beautiful stationery and now my business as a Trader enables me to share this love with my customers whilst supporting Artists and the UK Print Industry. Phoenix pride themselves in providing quality and ethical cards for at least 50% cheaper than the high street.
My customers love the saving they gain from buying these beautiful cards but they also enjoy the personal touch. Several of my customers enjoy buying cards in their own home whilst sharing a glass of wine with friends and family. Over the years I’ve helped raise lots of money for charity too.
As an Executive Trader for Phoenix I coach and support my own team but willingly partake in cross team support. Individuals in my team flourish from being part of Debs Dazzling Daisies as we foster an excellent Team mentality.
As the weekend fast approaches my thoughts turn from promoting our latest Phoenix product release to what to wear for a Glitzy Awards Ceremony this Saturday. Mmmm, one downside of my job is the Coffee Mornings have lots of biscuits and cake!!
In late February I received news that I’d been shortlisted as a finalists in the “Direct Selling” category in the National Business Awards hosted by the Networking Mummies UK Ltd. This is the third year Networking Mummies UK Ltd have hosted their National Business Awards to recognise the hard working mums and dads across the country.
The winners in each category will be announced at the glitzy black tie awards ceremony this Saturday 6th May at Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham. The evening will also be raising funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
I see my business as a way of helping spread joy by providing individuals with beautiful cards and stationery at reduced prices either as a customer or indeed as a Trader. So to find myself just a few days away from the Glitz and Glamour of the Awards ceremony I start to wonder what the evening will bring. Hopefully, I’ll be waking up on Sunday with more than just a hangover! But that’s for the judges to decide!
If you’d like to find out more about becoming a Trader or how you can buy my cards then please contact me on 07872 513821.
Debs Hannah – www.cardlady.co.uk