BT Tradespace Reveal Survey Success for Sir Steve and Jordan
on: December 17, 2008, 7:16 am
Press Release Author: Dan Thomas
Release Summary: BT Tradespace has announced the results of a
survey that reveals Sir Steve Redgrave and Katie Price are considered
top ambassadors for business and entrepreneurship.
Release Body: BT
Tradespace, the online community that brings small
businesses and their customers together, conducted a survey that
polled small business owners among its network to assess the vision
small to medium enterprise (SME) owners have for their companies
by the year 2012.
to the survey, rowing legend Sir Steve Redgrave
is the British Olympic idol most businesses would hire for promotion
work, with half of those questioned for the poll saying that they
thought the five times gold medallist would be the best Games
icon to assist with their business
Kelly Holmes, who won two gold medals in the Athens 2004
Games, came in as joint runner up with decathlete Daley
Thomson, who clinched gold in Moscow and Los Angeles
in 1980 and 1984 respectively. Both claimed 20% in the vote on
the BT Tradespace site.
Hegarty, head of BT Tradespace, said: "Sir Steve
is viewed as a perfect ambassador for small businesses.
is admired and respected for his sporting achievements and embodies
attributes which are valued greatly in the business sector: drive,
determination, hard work and honesty.
also shown he is a winner in business by launching a menswear
range and is an active mentor and public speaker in the corporate
Price, otherwise known as Jordan, also finds success
in the poll from BT Tradespace. The former glamour
model pipped easyjet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou,
Oprah Winfrey, the late Dame Anita Roddick
and Simon Cowell in a poll of the most admired
entrepreneurs, sharing fourth place with Sir Alan Sugar.
30 year old mother of three is a best selling author and has her
own TV series, lingerie label and hair care range.
Hegarty, said: "With her keen business sense,
and unique approach to creating a brand, Katie is clearly an inspiration
make the transition from pin up to a multi-millionairess while
raising a family is an impressive achievement. She has been very
skillful in marketing herself as a go getting businesswoman."
tycoon Sir Richard Branson topped the poll, beating
Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Dragons Den
panelist Peter Jones.
BT Tradespace is an online social
and business networking community for small businesses. It
was launched in 2007 and now has over 270,000 subscribers. The
service is free to join and allows businesses to quickly and easily
create and post content on the web as well as interact and engage
with their customers through the use of blogs, podcasts, photos
and videos. With www.bttradespace.com,
anyone can buy
and sell products and services, find a business and network
with like-minded people, helping to boost
sales and create an online
Details: For more information contact:
Senior Press Officer
BT News Room
81 Newgate Street
020 7356 5383
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