Authors shortlisted for The Business Book Awards
Left, Claire Brumby with her book The Winning Mix. Right, Glenn Fisher with his business book The Art of the Click.
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 25 Feb 2019
FOODPRENEUR Claire Brumby and publisher-turned-author Glenn Fisher have been shortlisted for The Business Book Awards.
The co-founder of Scubbys Crisps, who entered the Dragons’ Den on an emotional rollercoaster of brand building, has penned The Winning Mix: Launch And Grow Your Food Business Without Selling Your Soul.
It has been shortlisted in the Specialist category, and is the only self-published piece in the running.
The Art of the Click came from Mr Fisher, having worked for one of the largest financial publishing houses in the world, before getting a deal for his own work.
He is listed in the Sales and Marketing category.
Both were revealed at an exclusive event at The Grange Hotel, London, where authors, past winners, publishers and journalists gathered.
Claire, from Elsham, who launched Scrubbys in 2012, selling up five years later, said: “I am over the moon to be shortlisted for this award. I reached best seller in two categories on Amazon, and am experiencing amazing sales in both the UK and America, so to have this recognition too is the icing on the cake!”
Aimed at fellow foodpreneurs, the book delivers a proven how-to guide for launching a successful food business and includes Claire’s own journey of launching Scrubbys, along with valuable hints and tips to save time, money and sanity when launching or growing a food business.
She said she was compelled to write this book because she knows just how challenging launching a food brand is and wanted to share her experience and knowledge to help others.
Glenn published last year, compiling practical impact-deriving tips to make copy work as hard as the small business owners he targeted.
He said: “It was nice to be entered in the first place.
“I went down to London for the shortlist reveal, not really expecting anything, just to see what it was about and to do some networking.
“When they did the announcement and read my name it was a very pleasant surprise. It is great to give it more recognition.”
He, too, achieved Amazon best-seller status, and it has opened doors to more speaking, in Edinburgh and Leeds.
The Business Book Awards celebrates the best in business book publishing and carries with it high kudos in the business world.
Business Book Award founder, Lucy McCarraher said: “All of our nominees should be incredibly proud.
“There was fierce competition this year and the shortlist we’ve ended up with is of an incredibly high standard.”
Winners will be announced back at The Grange Hotel on March 26.