Take a look at the awards we have be involved in
Since launching in 2012, The Strings Club has gained wide recognition for it’s refreshing approach to music education from key figures as Richard Hallam MBE, Chair of the Music Education Council to business industry experts such as The Apprentice Star’s Karren Brady CBE.
FEDERATION OF SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS – WINNNER 2018
The Strings Club is delighted to announce that we have been awarded “Scale Up Business” of 2018.
EVERYWOMAN AWARDS – FINALIST 2017
Celebrating 15 years of female entrepreneurship that is redefining British business. Read more Amy’s nomination here.
GREAT BRITISH ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS – WINNER 2017
Director Amy wins ‘Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year’. Read more here
BIRMINGHAM AWARDS – FINALIST 2017
Founder and director Amy Cunningham was nominated for ‘Businesswoman of the Year Award’.
WHATS ON 4 KIDS – FINALIST 2017
The Strings Club has been nominated for “Best Independent Children’s Activity” and we are so chuffed!
BIRMINGHAM POST AWARDS – FINALIST 2016
Founder and director Amy Cunningham has been shortlisted in the ‘Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ category of the Birmingham Post Awards. This award aims to celebrate success, recognise achievement and highlight the innovative people and companies in Birmingham who are putting our region on the map by boosting the economy while making a positive contribution to the local community.
Amy is thrilled to be representing the arts this year amongst a range of talent companies. “Being shortlisted for Business Entrepreneur was a great achievement for me, especially as I am deeply passionate about what I do at The Strings Club. Seeing children age 4-11 enjoy playing music whilst also seeing them develop their confidence, team work, focus and listening – is a truly wonderful thing, and I believe this gives me the drive to develop the business further.” Read out more.
MUMPRENEURUK – FINALIST 2015
Finalist in the ‘Future Stars’ category of the Mumpreneur UK Awards. The ‘Future Stars’ category was for businesses considered ‘ones to watch’ with incredible potential and will be making a huge impact in the future. Watch this space!
WHATSON4 JUNIORS – FINALIST 2014
Finalist in the Local Activity category of the WhatsOn4 Juniors Awards, who celebrate and reward the very best children’s activity providers, classes, places, and people!
MUSIC EDUCATION AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE – FINALIST 2014
In 2014, The Strings Club was a finalist in the category of Best Musical Initiative at the Music Education Awards for Excellent, judged by a panel a panel of experts including Dr Richard Hillier, Headmaster of the Yehudi Menuhin School, Professor Barry Ife and Richard Hallam MBE, Chair of the Music Education Council.
NECTAR BUSINESS START-UP OF THE YEAR – WINNER 2013
In 2013, The Strings Club beat hundreds of businesses to be named Nectar Business Start-up of the Year 2013, by a panel of judges including star of BBC1’s The Apprentice, Karren Brady. The Strings Club was awarded the Start-Up of the Year award, thanks to the demonstration of on-going success and nationwide expansion that is testament to the high quality of tuition given from term-time courses to holiday camps to in-school sessions.
“The Strings Club’s proven excellence is confirmed by its high level of both referral and repeat business. To date, the company’s success has solely come from focusing on the children and holiday-club industries in and around Birmingham and London, which means that there is scope for expansion into other markets…. The Strings Club has great room for growth. This is also in part thanks to the company’s proven excellence, which is confirmed by the high level of both referral and repeat business.” – Karren Brady
“This year we’ve seen a real increase in entry quality and diversity. Businesses vying for a Nectar Business Small Business Award have been more competitive than ever before. The Start-up of the Year prize was awarded to The Strings Club as it is an exceptional new business that demonstrated excellence, innovation and growth potential. We congratulate Amy and the team on their success.” – James Frost, Marketing Director at Nectar
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"The Strings Club’s proven excellence is confirmed by its high level of both referral and repeat business." - Karren Brady, The Apprentice
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