Loughborough Alumni


19 Jul 2019

Alumna’s business shortlisted for regional business award

Chloe Hampson Ward’s business, Comms Kick, has been shortlisted for a regional Rural Business Award. 

The awards, now in their fifth year, aim to celebrate the success of businesses across the UK’s rural economy, which employs over 3.4 million people.

They are split into 12 categories across five regions, including “Best Rural Start-Up” and “Best Rural Retail Business”. The regional winners, announced across October and November, will progress to the national final, which takes place in February 2020.

Comms Kick, based in Skipton, North Yorkshire, has been nominated for the “Best Rural Digital, Communications or Media Business” in the North region. It will compete against six other businesses for the title.

Chloe graduated from Loughborough in 2008 with a BA in Drama. She volunteered for the student radio station, LCR during her time at Loughborough, and has since gone on to work in theatre, public relations (PR) and marketing across the country.

After founding Comms Kick in 2018, the PR and marketing agency has gone on to support a range of businesses, including wedding venues and theatre companies.

Speaking about being shortlisted, Chloe said:

“When I launched Comms Kick just 15 months ago, I had a seven-month old son at home, so the pressure was on to make it a success.

“Comms Kick now boasts a portfolio of nine clients and has worked with some incredible businesses. To be recognised by the Rural Business Awards feels really special.”

We wish Chloe and Comms Kick the best of luck at the awards.

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