“What TWIA means to us…”

TWIA has has had a positive impact on many buinesses and business owners since we started back in 2011.

Here’s just one example…

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What has TWIA meant to us over the years?

‘Those moments in life that take you out of your comfort zone are the ones that make you feel truly alive!’

That’s why we began Serentipi and that’s what I remember thinking as I nervously clicked the ‘send’ button for our first ever application into the TWIA awards back in 2018. Here we are in 2022 and there have definitely been no regrets!

It is always such an unexpected honour to be awarded regional winner year after year (not to mention National Winners in 2021 and highly commended in 2022) and we continue to be totally overwhelmed by the ongoing support we receive. Not only that, the whole TWIA experience has been amazing for us and our business, so I’d like to talk to you about what TWIA has meant to us over the years.

Firstly, from start to finish, being involved in TWIA has been incredible. The fact that our real couples take the time out from their busy lives to vote for us is truly heart-warming. Our ethos of ‘above & beyond’ keeps cropping up along with recognition and appreciation for the fact that we really do go that extra mile! When we hear kind words of praise and gratitude, it makes everything we do worthwhile and inspires us to grow and develop even further into the future.

Obviously, it is a real career highlight to receive any award, but what makes it even better is the fact that TWIA are so highly regarded and recognised in the Industry as a whole. When we did our research, it was only TWIA that we wanted to go for. The fact that they are completely independent, use experienced judges, are rigorous, fair and base their decision on the people who matter the most (real couples), makes it a ‘no-brainer’ for us. Our wedding couples, supplier friends and peers have all congratulated us and we’ve even been approached by new venues asking to work with us to offer tipi weddings as a direct result of them hearing about our awards!

The whole process also helps enormously with the dreaded ‘admin’ which seems to be never-ending in this Industry! TWIA gives the motivation to be more pro-active with asking for testimonials & reviews, sprucing up the old website and keeping socials fresh and intriguing.

Our profile, bookings and client confidence have all been massively elevated by TWIA but it’s been the boost to our feelings of self-worth and pride in what we do that have impacted us the most as a company.

At the end of the day, it’s not often you get a ‘pat on the back’ when you’re running your own business and TWIA has certainly been a much-needed reassuring friend to tell us that we’re doing a great job!!

My parting advice…

‘There’s nothing worse than feeling regret for something you were too afraid to do.

Try. Otherwise you’ll never know…’

Jamie, Phil & Team Serentipi x

PS – Unfortunately, last year, due to a very close family bereavement and childcare issues, we were unable to attend the awards; not just for the regionals but also for the nationals. We were absolutely thrilled to receive an instant flurry messages and phone calls from our fellow industry friends congratulating us on our win during both live events! Attendance or no attendance…it made no difference to the outcome. We only wish we could have been there to celebrate with everyone in person after such a difficult couple of years.

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