Founder of Buddy Burst, Jamie Gray, was delighted to crown his company’s second successful year trading with a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the Best New Business at the Hammersmith & Fulham Brilliant Business Awards 2017.

The council held a glittering awards ceremony on 15 November to honour the best and brightest of the borough’s businesses. “It really was a great event at Hammersmith Town Hall; hats off to the council who put it on.”

A panel of judges were full of praise for Buddy Burst’s eco-friendly products, especially their Seedsticks for which it is particularly well known. “Really clever; we loved the seed business card!” commented the judges. “Their dedication and passion really carries through into their delivery.”

Sadly, however, only Jamie’s nearest and dearest were there to cheer him on. “I was in the running for the IoD [Institute of Directors] awards this year too and I went completely overboard and got a whole table, and didn’t win a thing! So this time I was a bit more sheepish about inviting people,” he laughed.

“But it was still wonderful to have my girlfriend and parents with me, especially as my father was the one who originally pioneered the Seedstick. In a way Buddy Burst is the spiritual extension of his own company, so it was great to be able to celebrate with him. “