This year marks the 9th year of the Burton Mail Business Awards, a gala night at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium, which has 11 different awards categories.
We are over the moon that Calm has been chosen as a Finalist for the Most Promising New Start-Up Award 2018. The award celebrates a new business or company which has started within the past three years and already made a significant impact in its field.
Sponsored by Burton and District Chamber of Commerce, the judges for the awards will be looking at all aspects associated with a new business, including innovation, identification of an opportunity and development of a product, strategy and business plan, delivery of the product to market and strategy for growth and further expansion.
Calm had its first birthday in September and reflecting on the past year we have had many great successes, so much so that we now have over 3,200 clients and we hold 55 classes a week.
We are the town’s first dedicated yoga studio, and after just 12 months our site is now expanding to include Pilates, meditation and mindfulness, following increased demand from the community of Burton. The classes added will bring more variety and our new dedicated meditation room has added further value to our yoga studio as a place where we can escape from our increasingly busy lives.
Starting out with traditional yoga styles, we soon branched out to be one of only a handful of infra-red hot yoga studios in the country, offering as a class similar to practicing outdoors on a warm summer’s day as possible in an indoor setting. We were delighted at the positive response from the town and we are currently looking to recruit a new yoga instructor to keep up with demand and offer a variety of extra hot yoga classes.
Our two dedicated studio rooms and meditation room will host further social events as well as increasing the number of classes as demand grows. We are continually adapting to expand the offer so that yoga and mindfulness are available for everyone in a friendly and relaxed environment.
We are a community focused business and so we were overjoyed to win the inaugural Burton People’s Business Award in 2017 after an abundance of support from our all-important customers.
This year the Burton Business Awards welcome new sponsors in the form of Barclays, Wilo UK and Franklands Insurance and Risk Management.
We are delighted to be nominated as Finalists for the award and we are very much looking forward to the event!