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Thriving Leeds marketing agency announced as finalist for prestigious business award

Leeds-based marketing agency, Youbee Media, which specialises in supporting businesses across a whole host of digital and traditional marketing activities has announced they are finalists in this year’s Enterprise Vision Awards – the UK’s largest awarding body that is dedicated solely to celebrating inspirational women in business. 

The Youbee Media team, which was founded in 2020, by Director, Rebecca Hopwood is one of nine finalists for the ‘New Business’ award. Competition for the awards, which is now in their 12th year, has been steeper than ever for 2023 nominees, with judges having to choose finalists from over a substantial 1,500 nominations for the 18 awards available to win. 

Sharing her delight at receiving the nomination, Director at Youbee Media, Rebecca Hopwood commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive the nomination for the Enterprise Vision Awards. It came as a complete surprise (a huge thank you to the anonymous person in our network who chose to nominate us!). To be selected as a finalist amongst such an extensive number of amazing, talented women in business is a genuine honour.

“We’re looking forward to attending the awards ceremony at the stunning Empress Ballroom in Winter Gardens Blackpool on the 29th of September. Whether we win or not, we’re just delighted to have received this recognition and have the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful event, celebrating like-minded, passionate females. We’d like to wish all the other deserving finalists the best of luck too!” 

The nomination follows a series of other award nominations and wins Youbee Media has achieved over the last couple of years, which includes winning ‘Marketing Consultancy of the Year’ in the Prestige Awards in 2021/22 and 2022/23, as well as being finalists for the ‘New Starter Business of The Year 2022’ in the Yorkshire Choice Awards. Director Rebecca Hopwood also received recognition in Insider Media’s 42 under 42 list earlier this year. 

Director, Rebecca Hopwood added: “September is definitely going to be a special time for Youbee Media as we will also be celebrating our third anniversary and have some exciting changes happening in the business. It will definitely be a period of reflection and gratitude for all our small, but passionate team has achieved and the many wonderful clients we have the pleasure of working with.” 

NatWest is the headline event sponsor for the Enterprise Vision Awards and has been since 2013 as the awards align with the banks committed to championing female entrepreneurship. Numerous other organisations are sponsoring the event too including Liverpool-based law firm, Maria Fogg Family Law which is the sponsor for the New Business award that Youbee Media has been nominated for. 

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Youbee Media Company profile:  Youbee Media is a Leeds-based award-winning marketing agency that was founded in 2020 by experienced marketer, Rebecca Hopwood.  The business was set up 6 months after the first COVID lockdown. Rebecca recognised many businesses were struggling with communicating with their clients, teams and prospects. This sparked the idea of creating a business blending traditional and digital marketing to help businesses navigate even the trickiest of times with no barriers – to not only help them ride out the tough times but to be even more successful than before.  Within just 3 months of setting up the business demand was increasing and since then, the agency has continued to grow, working across a wide range of clients in B2B and B2C sectors, as well as offering white label services to other agency partners. Youbee Media in early 2023 also introduced a new service, marketing workshop training to businesses which is proving to be popular. The agency’s team has become well known for their professional expertise and personal, collaborative approach – working with clients as their ‘external, internal marketing team’ to bring joy through their marketing. Offering services across multiple platforms and brands allows Youbee Media to keep on top of trends and strategies fresh. They are always looking for the perfect solution for each client, rather than just implementing a strategy because it’s what they already know.  Website: youbeemedia.co.uk  Rebecca Hopwood Bio:  Rebecca Hopwood is the Founder and Director of Youbee Media. Prior to launching Youbee Media in 2020, Rebecca spent 12 years working in small businesses and focusing on marketing and communications.  Her experience spans across a broad spectrum of marketing methods and she specialises in helping businesses of all sizes to grow.  Keen to get results for her clients, Rebecca offers a tailored, straightforward, straight-talking (yet typically friendly Yorkshire) approach, to ensure each and every client of hers is investing in marketing activities that will make a real difference to their business and avoid the ‘fluff’ of the marketing world.  As an employer, Rebecca is committed to creating a place her team loves to work in, she’s also signed the Mindful Employer Charter, showing her dedication to supporting the mental well-being of her team.

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