the power of awards

Date: wednesday 20th january 2021

Time: 12pm - 1pm

Where: ONline


A Big House Event supported by Mainframe & delivered by Rachel Hayward (Ask The Chameleon)


Business awards are a fantastic way to gain exposure for you, your business, your team/s and your products or services. They do help customers to decide who to spend their money with.

We have known this to be true from the many success stories/case studies we have from those who have been shortlisted to winning a Mainframe award.

Rachel Hayward, Managing Director from Ask The Chameleon, helps business owners to write award winning applications that can help increase exposure for your company, bring in new business and help to use the awards to gain maximum return on your investment, for example using the content elsewhere with the business, how to make the most of being a finalist and what to do if you win/don't win.

If you want to know more, then come along to the online training session, where Rachel will be sharing lots of hints and tips, so you can enter the Mainframe Awards 2021.


Date: Wednesday 20th January 2020

Time: 12pm - 1pm

Where: Zoom (Details will be sent 24 hours before the session)

WHO IS RACHEL HAYWARD                           

Rachel Hayward

Following an exceptional career in HR, organisational development, new service development, bid writing and delivery, in the private, voluntary and public sectors, Rachel has

gone on to secure £12m in funding for Ask the Chameleon clients since 2015. Rachel particularly believes in the power of networking and connections, which has seen her nominated for Female Entrepreneur of the Year – East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Enterprising Women 2020 and Ask the Chameleon itself win Small Business 100 award for 2018 and Federation of Small Business East Midlands Micro Business of the Year 2019. In 2020 Ask the Chameleon became the FSB Micro Business of the Year for the West Midlands region.



This event is free, but space is limited. You must be enrolled with The Big House. Space is limited, so make sure to book your place today using the form on this page to guarantee your slot. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Big House and Mainframe events are free to you, because they are funded – however there is a cost attached to them for us and we are a not-for-profit organisation. So, if you have registered to come, your place will have been paid for. Our events are very popular and we often have a waiting list. With this in mind, if for any reason you are unable to attend it is very important that you cancel your place by emailing as soon as possible, to enable someone else to take your place.

If you have already accessed 12 or more hours of support you may be placed on a waiting list - your place is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from The Mainframe Team. 


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Mainframe is part of The Big House which offers fully-funded business support, mentoring, workshops, networking events, access to grants for creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Visit for the complete details of the programme. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

As this event is part of a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) initiative, we will require you to be enrolled in The Big House Programme, prior to attending. If you are not already enrolled, please let us know as we will need to send you a form to complete and bring with you to the event, as it will be required when signing in.

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This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2022