I couldn't be more thrilled to announce that we've been named in the Elite Business Top 100 SMEs in the United Kingdom! Being named a finalist in this prestigious list is a huge honour, especially given the tough competition we were up against.
For those who may not know, the Elite Business 100 is an annual league table that celebrates business excellence in the UK, highlighting the brightest and best SMEs around. It's judged based on eight core criteria that help gauge a company's growth, ambitions, innovation, and contributions to the team and community. The criteria were incredibly tough to answer, but we're so pleased that the judges viewed the work we do both in the commercial and non-profit work we do in the UK and abroad as worthy of a position in the Top 100! As many will know, we are massive advocates when it comes to franchising’s ability to positively impact individuals, families, communities, and even countries, and it's amazing to see that our hard work and dedication to this mission have also been acknowledged.
Although we're proud to be one of the only franchise companies on the list, we don't want to make too big of a fuss about it. We're simply grateful for the opportunity to spread a positive message about the franchise industry and what it can offer to businesses and individuals alike. Our goal has always been to use our platform to inspire others to pursue their dreams and we're so thankful to have the opportunity to do that!
I want to give a special shout-out to Tam Goldsmith, Aamena Abed, Savannah Erasmus, Tamryn Gelderbloem, and Annie Harris for their unwavering commitment to making Groe Global a success. These talented individuals were instrumental in our success and I can't thank them enough for their hard work and dedication.
Looking ahead, I'm already thinking about next year and how we can take our efforts to the next level. While being a finalist is a huge accomplishment, our team is driven and motivated to keep pushing for more. We're already thinking about new ways to innovate, grow, and make an even bigger impact in the years to come.
I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all our customers, partners, and supporters. We couldn't have made it this far without you and we're looking forward to continuing to make a difference together.