Big Bang makes a Big Bang at Wales CASA!
We interviewed winner of Best New Start Up (sponsored by The Tired Mama Collection) and Business of the Year (sponsored by Kabin Hire Ltd) at the Wales Children's Activities and Services Awards 2020 and this is what Hannah Pearce, founder of Big Bang, had to say...
Tell us briefly about your business?
Big Bang UK make learning easier and faster for children in STEM key areas; Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths. We believe that children learn by capturing their imagination with creative educational activities.
We deliver this by providing fun, exciting and developmental holiday camps, STEM labs at local community libraries and school enrichment days.
You won two awards on the evening, how did that feel?
Mind blown! Wow, I was not expecting to come away with awards as the children's service sector is so strong and full of fantastic businesses. It was phenomenal. The room was full of so many inspirational business and stories who provide such a fantastic service or activity in the children sector, and everyone should be proud.
I am incredibly grateful and honoured to win Best New Start-Up along with Business of the Year. It makes all the tough times and hard moments feel worthwhile. Big Bang UK has only been running since July 2019. This is a huge achievement. I just want to thank everyone that has supported Big Bang and helped us get where we are today. We wouldn't be here without you!
How has winning impacted your business?
Winning has booted my businesses massively in every way. The next morning my inbox was full of messages; it took me a while to get through them all! It increased the exposure and amount of likes and visits to my social media platforms. I am thrilled and overwhelmed with the demand of our community library STEM labs. I have organised for another venue to be set up in Swansea central library every month. I have had more schools book enrichments sessions with us for this school year and next from all around wales. The 2020 diary has been filling up quickly!
The awards have also given me the new platform to link with other business and collaborate. Some exciting things are coming up for Big Bang in 2020, keep your eyes peeled.
What would you say to anyone considering applying this summer ready for next year?
Defiantly apply! Celebrate yourself, your successes and your failures. You bring so much joy and happiness to children throughout the year. You deserve to have a night to get dressed up, let your hair down, meet some amazing people and have a brilliant night. The children's sector has been overlooked for a long time in Wales with regards to awards and recognition, so grab this with both hands and enjoy it. You never know what might happen!