Thankyou to everyone who took part in our recent survey analysing businesses' financial predictions for 2010. We can now reveal the winner of the laptop that was up for grabs.
Many of you assessed your financial outlook for the next 12 months but only one member could win the Samsung N130 laptop. That person is Trish Howett, office manager at TBR, a leading Newcastle-based consultancy providing economic strategy research services.
Congratulations to Trish who is pictured receiving her prize from Terry Brown, senior regional manager at Lloyds Commercial Finance.
The results of the survey will be published in a comprehensive whitepaper on AccountingWEB.co.uk soon. The free to download guide will contain key research, business advice and expert opinion from Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance.
About Dan Martin
Dan Martin has eight years experience as a journalist writing about entrepreneurs and the issues that affect them. After three years working as a researcher for Sky News, he joined BusinessEurope.com as a reporter. This was followed by two years working as news editor for Startups.co.uk during which time Dan also contributed to Growing Business magazine. In 2006, he joined Sift Media as business editor before being promoted to editor of BusinessZone.co.uk. He also has responsibility for UK Business Forums, the UK’s most active online forums for small business entrepreneurs. As well as interviewing many entrepreneurs, Dan has written content for leading business organisations such as the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, British Chambers of Commerce, Forum of Private Business, Investors in People and Business Link for London. Among the publications that have quoted Dan are The Times, Mail On Sunday, Financial Times, Personnel Today and Bristol Evening Post. His articles have also been published by publications including eGov Monitor, Virgin Express in-flight magazine and Personal Success. Dan speaks at events on issues of interest to UK entrepreneurs and in 2008, delivered a presentation to 250 delegates at the National Federation of Enterprise Agencies' annual conference on how business owners use social media. Earlier this year, he chaired two video debates featuring senior representatives from Business Link and the Federation of Small Businesses and Dragons' Den judge James Caan. Dan also organised the Bristol Twestival, part of a global celebration of Twitter on 12 February 2009. Volunteers from 185 cities around the world had only a month to organise an event using the social network. In total, $350,000 was raised for charity: water.