Woo Hoo – What A Night!

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With all the excitement from a fantastic evening, we realised that we hadn’t written a blog about the incredible Woo Hoos!

So, better late than never!

It was the 2nd year of this fabulous event, held in the marquee at the Mercure Noke Hotel, St Albans on Wednesday 27th June and it was every bit as brilliant as our first ever year.

The Woo Hoos were created as an achievement evening – to celebrate the amazing achievements of business owners in St Albans.

There are no judges – it is simply down to being nominated. If someone thinks you deserve a pat on the back for what you’ve achieved in business, then we want to celebrate that.

We did give some ideas on the kind of things people may want to nominate for:

Stepping out of their comfort zone

Going for it

Going global

Overcoming hurdles

Making a difference

Community spirit

Going above and beyond


We had 40 “winners” and 40 “presenters”.

40 stunning white pineapples (the achievement “awards” themselves supplied by the gorgeous Emma Bustamante of Cositas on Holywell Hill) were lined up and ready. Including a very special pineapple sponsored by June Cory and the team at My Mustard





A glass of prossecco on arrival, chit chat, catching up and meeting new people before sitting down to be entertained by the incredible David Jenkins of the Pauline Quirke Academy and Neil Barass-Smith of Total Legacy Care, who really got into the spirit of it all by sporting the best pineapple suits ever!


It was a fantastic night, hearing from the presenters as to why people had been nominated. And then hearing from the “winners” themselves – it truly was incredible and inspiring to see what people are achieving with their businesses, the drive, the determination and the comradery.


We had fab tunes from Adam Shilston at My Local DJ who did incredible well at keeping up with our change of running order, but still making sure that the right track was played for the right “winner” – we had tracks themed to the winners which was fun.


And Monir Ali of Little Big Ego took the fabulous photos again – doing a great job as always.


Here are just a few of our lovely “winners”:

Louise Brennan – Lou’s Antenatal Classes
Gail Carman – MacPro Print and Design
Leah Waller – Lennons Solicitors
Ben Schneider – BLS Computer Solutions
Hannah Sessions – Hannah Sessions Design
Tracy Ross – Blissfully Organised
Sue Wybrow – Popdance and The Businesses Community
Sarah Lomax – Holiday Inn Express St Albans
Ruth Farenga – Mindful Pathway
Rebecca Sessions – Physio Specialist
Suzy Moody – Home Start Herts
Sally Shepherd – Eve and Adam Boutique Spa
Nicky Weisfeld – Valuing Minds
Neil Barass-Smith – Total Legacy Care
Joolz Joseph – The Virtual Marketeer
Jenny Soppett Smith – Digital Jen
Jenny Ford – Jenny Ford Author
Ele Stevens – The Barefoot Accountant
Adarsh Mehta – Let’s Talk Travel
Melanie and Ian Wooding Jones – Redbourn Auto Solutions


Get Wednesday 19th June 2019 in your diaries for 2019’s Woo Hoos! Book your tickets HERE

Find out more about Sponsorship Opportunities at 2019 Woo Hoos HERE

Patrons of TBC St Albans