Sunday, 16 September 2012

What a difference a night makes...

Anyone who knows Donna Hartley-Redfearn knows her passion is working with clients to ensure they have their perfect wedding day. Over the past four years Donna and her North East Wedding Planners team have worked tirelessly to raise the profile of what a professional wedding planning company can bring to not only clients, but other wedding industry suppliers. Donna strongly believes in team work and surrounds NEWP with personally selected wedding specialists. It is very important to Donna and the team that their clients have access to venues, photographers and other wedding specialists who embrace the same professional and ethical ethos. From the very start of NEWP, Donna knew she was up against preconceived ideas of what NEWP could offer the industry. After working with the BBC, Channel 4 and other media forms to raise awareness, by developing Recessionista weddings, writing top tip columns and even becoming a wedding industry mentor…..last night received, what could only be deemed as a personal and professional high…..

Donna didn’t think she had any chance of becoming a finalist in the North of England Wedding Industry awards, but after being short listed in August 2012, was announced as the WINNER of the Wedding Specialist Services category last night at the industry ball at Beamish Hall Hotel. Why is this particular award a very personal achievement? The answer is simple. Previous NEWP brides voted, and the judges through reading very in-depth testimonials, got to understand that Donna is not only committed and passionate about what she does, bases the company ethos on the personal touch complete with total focus on Customer Service. 

So 2012 has been a fantastic year so far for Donna and her team. Earlier in the year NEWP achieved a successful accreditation from QWEST (Quality Wedding Establishment) and to date, is the only wedding planning company to achieve this accolade. Will this change anything? NO. Donna after receiving her own award went on to congratulate Lynn, a previous bride of NEWP who received an award for her new business The Wooden Ladybird Company.. and lets not forget without fabulous NEWP clients and individuals from within the wedding industry, this award would not have been possible.

This is one very special THANK YOU.  Donna would like to say.. without one incredible person who has been there from the very start and who in fact even created the name North East Wedding Planners, this award would never have been achieved. Donna is quite candid that without her rock and the total support from her husband Mark, NEWP would not exist. So this is her thank you to him……
Here’s to a good 2013.. x

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