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Online jewellery boutique founder in finals of business competition

Béatrice de Montille started Fulham-based Merci Maman eight years ago

Béatrice de Montille, who set up Fulham-based company Merci Maman eight years ago

A small business in Fulham has made it to the final of a prestigious competition.

Online jewellery boutique Merci Maman has beaten hundreds of other small business to be shortlisted in the national Nectar Business Small Business Awards.

Béatrice de Montille, who founded the company eight years ago, has made it through to the Entrepreneur of the Year category. If victorious she will win Merci Maman £2,000, 50,000 Nectar points, and tailored expert advice from Sarah Taylor, who is judging the category.

Béatrice commented: “Being shortlisted in the Nectar Business Small Business Awards is a great honour and the team is so proud. Since the beginning from my kitchen table, we have put much hard work and energy into Merci Maman and this achievement is a dream come true. I am very proud of my team’s creativity and consistency in delivering high quality and meaningful personalised gifts.”

Her business offers a contemporary selection of bespoke jewellery including personalised necklaces, bracelets, cufflinks and rings. Each piece is hand-engraved, adding a personal and sentimental touch.

Will Shuckburgh, Nectar Managing Director, comments: “The Nectar Business Small Business Awards showcase today’s business talent and the disruptive, ambitious stars of tomorrow. Like previous winners and, we believe Merci Maman is destined for greatness.”

The winner will be announced later this year.

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