Simone Hart Sibbald, Managing Director and Co-founder of Perfect Service Solutions, a WEConnect International women-owned business, has been shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the Year in the Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards. And in a further coup, her Stirling-based firm, which marks its 10th anniversary next month, is a finalist for the organisation’s prestigious Best Small Business honour.
The announcements were made as Ms Hart Sibbald prepares to celebrate the company’s 10th birthday with a party for staff, clients, business mentors and industry colleagues.
"I am delighted to be shortlisted for the Entrepreneur Award especially when there are so many fantastic business people in the Forth Valley area. It came as a bit of a surprise as I was nominated by my staff and it’s really quite humbling to be named as a finalist. Being nominated for the Small Business Award is a great tribute to the hard work and dedication of our employees and to the credibility of the company. It shows our clients that we are worth investing in. It’s the first time we’ve entered the awards and it’s extra special to be shortlisted during our anniversary year."
In addition to running Perfect Service Solutions, Ms Hart Sibbald is Vice-chair of the Building and Engineering Services Association in Scotland and was recently appointed Vice-chair of the National Association of Air Duct-Cleaners UK.
She is up against Stuart Rennie of SJ Rennie Consulting and Steven Smith of The Lead Generation Company for the Entrepreneur of the Year title. Perfect Service Solutions, which provides specialist deep cleaning services and ventilation solutions for the food and facilities management industries, faces competition from Tilly Confectionery and Ecosse Holdings for the Best Small Business trophy.