Barnsley bunting company ‘Barmy’, owned by 16-year-old entrepreneur, Eve Lodge, was the centre of attention on Twitter this week, after being named as a ‘ business winner ’ by one of the UK’s leading female entrepreneurs.
Jacqueline Gold (left) is the chief executive of Knickerbox and Ann Summers, and every Wednesday she invites female business owners to tweet about their business, and she then chooses her favourite three to become #WOW (Women on Wednesday) winners.
Worsbrough teenager Eve, who is studying A levels at Shelley College while building up her Barmy brand, did just that – tweeting about herself and her bunting – and a few hours later came Jacqueline’s tweet: “A huge congratulations to the winners of this week’s #WOW: @isamariebeauty, @MissOffice_VA and @Barmy_Bunting!”
Said Eve (pictured below): “I couldn’t believe it! I’m a #WOW business winner. I was so excited on getting the confirmation tweet – and I’ve been overwhelmed by all the congratulations from so many lovely people.
Eve Lodge, owner of ‘Barmy’
“It has just made me even more determined to make Barmy the very best it can be!” Eve duly received a #WOW badge that she can show on her Twitter feed and Facebook pages, as well as on her website: www.getbarmy.com
She also confirmed that the celebrity exposure had resulted in a flurry of fresh interest and orders in her Barmy products.
• In October Eve reached the final of Yorkshire’s Got Talent, a business competition to find the county’s best, up-and-coming new entrepreneurs and businesses.