Congratulations to all 17 winners of this year’s BizX awards. There was strong competition for these awards, so to receive a nomination was itself a fantastic achievement. To then go on and be one of the winners from all these impressive nominees is incredible.

Rewfus and his ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award

I am of course immensely proud of Rewfus Brode who won the award for Entrepreneur of the Year for what he is achieving with Swygge.

I have the honour of being Rewfus’ business coach and am doubly-honoured to be joined by the wonderful Emily Hooton in our weekly coaching sessions. Emily and Rewfus (who get married this September) are two of the kindest people that you could wish to meet. They work incredibly hard running their amazing 43 Club business while scaling Swygge.

Right now, if you’ve ordered handcrafted cocktails online, you’re more likely to know Swygge as The Cocktail Delivery Company. Rewfus started the business at the beginning of the first lockdown and within 10 days launched online as a direct-to-consumer business. It has gone on to generate approaching £0.5 million sales in the first year of trading.

I joined Rewfus and Emily on their journey last June and instantly bought into them and their dreams for Swygge.

They’ve been incredibly busy. Firstly, their 43 Club events business has returned with the easing of Covid restrictions last summer. They have also continued to serve their growing and very loyal direct cocktail consumers, while preparing to take the business to other channels;. They have started the rebrand to Swygge; and excitingly, have been handpicked to join a funding accelerator programme.

I personally have no doubt that Swygge will soon be a household name in the UK and I’m confident that it will be a global brand too.

Watch the moment Rewfus wins his award here:

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