Aztec Diamond Founder Jordan McCabe has been awarded the Lloyds Bank Entrepreneur of the Year Award, at only 24 years of age.
The Lloyds Bank ‘New Entrepreneur of the Year award’ celebrates potential within leaders of the UK’s most promising start-ups and SMEs. The judges were looking at the nominee’s vision for growth and innovation, their understanding of key challenges, customers and the competitive landscape. Jordan beat hundreds of other business hopefuls as she was deemed to have achieved a level of business success that belied her age.
I was completely overwhelmed to have even been nominated for this award, never mind to have been named the winner. You get so caught up in the running of a business you rarely step back to put everything into perspective or look at what you’ve achieved. This award is such a huge milestone for anyone’s career, never mind at 24! I’m a normal working-class girl from the north east, just proves that with hard work and determination you can achieve anything”
Aztec Diamond Equestrian is an equestrian fashion and lifestyle brand. The company has grown rapidly year on year and has now been recognised as the most promising start-up in the UK. Not only has the brand revolutionised the industry, but it is also a huge boost for the equestrian market having one of their own recognised and acknowledged.
The business is in its fifth year of trading and has seen huge success on a global scale. Run from her offices and warehouse in the North East of England, the range of highly desirable riding clothing is worn by girls and women from all over the world. While Jordan has built her business on an E-Commerce platform, she can be seen with her pop-up boutiques at some of the most prestigious horse shows including Horse of the Year Show, The London International Horse Show and the Global Champions Tour.
Jordan has been keen to support the sport and is a sponsor of various showjumping events which is where the roots of her brand are firmly entrenched. The recent launch into children’s riding clothing has added another dimension to the business, with sales proving the extension’s worth.
Jordan began designing equestrian wear when she was just 10 years old. It’s a rare thing for anyone to turn a childhood ambition into a viable business idea, let anyone a successful one; but Jordan McCabe has done just that. She is a bright and inspiring young business woman and continues to take the world by storm.
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