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Southside web designer named young entrepreneur of the year by FSB Scotland

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Claudia Kirkwood shows off her award

What started as a side hustle soon began to grow and she chose to focus on the business after graduating to see where she could go, now an FSB.

Scottish Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Claudia (27) said: “I really mean it when I say I was completely shocked to have won! The level of achievement throughout the competition and especially in the YE category was outstanding. I I was thrilled to have been shortlisted alongside such amazing entrepreneurs and ecstatic to have won.”

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Growing up with a self-employed mother, Claudia acquired a passion for supporting small businesses, startups and SMEs.

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She wanted to build Super Simple to be a reliable one-stop-shop where these types of businesses could find reliable service rather than feeling stuck between inefficient and time-consuming DIY websites, or feeling overwhelmed by large agencies.

Claudia said: “I am so grateful to all the wonderful people and organizations who have provided support over the years. Over the years I have received invaluable help from Princes Trust, Peoples Plus New Enterprise Allowance, Business Gateway and FSB.

“I am also blessed with the best customers in the world, many of whom continue to recommend me to others. freaking out when I chose freelance work over graduate jobs!

“Super Simple is currently in an exciting state of expansion – working with expert freelancers, we are now able to offer a range of other support services that many SMEs struggle to find the time for, such as social media management and content creation.

“It allows clients to manage their website, social media and blog through a single point of contact and with simplified pricing. I also work in partnership with a number of B2B agencies across the UK, to provide web design services to their own clients. This allows them to increase their service offering, without the internal costs.”

For more than 45 years, FSB has been helping small businesses and freelancers achieve their ambitions.

The FSB Awards, held at the prestigious Waldorf Astoria in Edinburgh, are designed to celebrate the achievements and contributions of small businesses and the self-employed across the UK.

As the largest event of its kind in the small business calendar, the prestigious FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards are open to all, with entrants judged by a panel of leading business experts.

Claudia said: “Getting recognition from an organization like FSB is incredibly reassuring and builds confidence! As I’m sure anyone who has ever started a business can understand, it can be a rewarding but equally daunting experience.

This recognition assures me that Super Simple Websites achieves what I set out to do – to provide a reliable and quality service to other SMEs.”

Claudia and all the other winners will now represent Scotland in the UK final.

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