Styling You finalist in 2015 Telstra Business Awards

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Note: This is Kim here, Nikki’s assistant. I’m hijacking her blog to share some really exciting news! I might get in trouble for sharing it with you all, but I thought you’d love to congratulate her along with me! 

While travelling through Paris last week, the most romantic city in the world, Nikki received some very exciting news.

Styling You's Nikki Parkinson named a QLD finalist in the Telstra Business Awards (micro business)

Before I explain what it was all about, let’s rewind seven years to when an ex-journalist started writing online to complement and market her personal styling business.

She didn’t know at the time what a blog really was and couldn’t possibly imagine where it would take her.

After years of writing, networking, keeping up-to-date with the changing face of  online media and old-fashioned hard work, the innovative business model of Styling You afforded her the opportunity to work from home around her busy family life.

It also led her to the Telstra Business Awards (Queensland) where Styling You has been named a Queensland finalist! That was the very exciting news that came through last week.

Styling You with Nikki Parkinson has been named as a finalist in the Micro Business Award category of the Telstra Business Awards along with five other amazing Queensland businesses.

While she is still overseas with her family, I thought I’d take the opportunity to take over her blog to share the news with all of you and wish her luck for the Gala Dinner at the end of July when the Queensland winners will be announced.

Every single Styling You reader shares in this award, as you all make it what it is. Big pats on the back to every one of you.


 

Editor’s note: I’m back now and thanks Kim for sharing this news with everyone. I’m truly honoured to have been judged a state finalist in the Telstra Business Awards.

It’s 7 years since I took a punt on myself and it’s amazing to reflect on how I’ve built something from nothing in this new media world. The Styling You community is nothing short of incredible and I’m grateful that you show up here every day to make this business a reality.

I’m so grateful to my agency, The Remarkables Group; for every client who’s ever engaged me to work for their brand; every advertiser that’s backed me; and a small and fabulously talented team which works in the background to enable me to grow this business (and take an amazing overseas break knowing all is in hand).

If you’d like to show your support for me at the gala dinner on Thursday, July 30, visit here to leave a message.

Comments 115

  1. Massive congratulations – such wonderful news! You have been one of the first Australian bloggers I really “followed” some years ago now, and your site and content has always remained relevant, topical, warm and inviting. Chookas for the July gala dinner! xx

    1. Oh Rebecca, thanks for your lovely words, they mean a lot. Blogging is fabulous in how you can grow, change and adapt but essentially you’re still you – the person behind the blog and the reason that person blogs is the same. x

  2. Congratulations Nikki! SO well-deserved. Oh to have even 10% of your energy and drive! Will be rooting for you! 🙂 Big Al xx

  3. Oh such wonderful news I have just read in my SY newsletter. Congratulations on this Nikki, you have worked so hard to make this community what it is and you truly deserve this. All the best!

  4. Congrats Nikki! That’s fabulous news especially that you are overseas receiving this! An unforgettable moment. Hope you are celebrating with some exquisite wines 🙂 All the very best in the finals you deserve it!

  5. Congrats Nikki! That’s fabulous news especially that you are overseas receiving this! An unforgettable moment. Hope you are celebrating with some exquisite wines 🙂 All the very best in the finals you deserve it!

  6. congratulations nikki! … when and where you heard the news will stay with you forever too! … I hope you win! … you so deserve this! …
    thanks kim, for this news! … much love m:)X

  7. congratulations nikki! … when and where you heard the news will stay with you forever too! … I hope you win! … you so deserve this! …
    thanks kim, for this news! … much love m:)X

  8. Congratulations Nikki ,I do hope you win,you deserve it,you’re my favourite blogger in the world ,youre a hard working blogger with the kindest biggest heart,so very pleased for you Nikki and thank you Kim for letting us know Xx

  9. Oh that is amazing news! I’m so please for you Nikki. You’ve been an inspiration and support to me since I started blogging and I’ll never forget that. And I *will* one day make it to Sydney to meet you. Lots of love and CONGRATULATIONS! Avril xx

  10. Congratulations Nikki! You deserve to win. Thank you for sharing your style, in fashion and in life. Good luck! you will have many following along with this story xx

  11. Amazing news. Nikki is such an inspiration… I hope she does as well as she deserves…in which case she will be awarepded the top prize.
    In the mean time, We, the Followers are the winners.

  12. Well done Nikki! Without a doubt you are so worthy of being a finalist. You are such an inspiration and you are so generous with your time and wisdom. I am so thrilled for you. Congratulations. xxx

  13. That is truly sensational news. Congratulations Nikki….well deserved and what a way to celebrate all the hard work you have put into this awesome blog. All my fingers and toes are crossed for you for the gala dinner. xK

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