A new business book by a Chippenham author has gone to the top spot on an influential list published by online retailer Amazon.
Winner – How to Win Business Awards was given a pre-launch billing on Amazon last week – and was listed #1 in its Hot New Releases chart.
The book's author, Denise O'Leary, has a host of titles to her name, including Best Business Woman in Marketing and PR, Top 50 Advisor - Enterprise Nation, and Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards Winner – Entrepreneur of the Year.
"The more awards I won, the more people asked me how I did it," said Denise, who launched her consultancy Purpol Marketing in 2014 to help firms in the manufacturing and construction industries win tenders.
"The book was based on one-to-one courses I had delivered, but I wanted the content to be available to more people."
In Winner – How to Win Business Awards, Denise shares her award-winning process, telling the reader how to find awards to enter, advising on what evidence to gather, and offering techniques for maximum entry standout.
Writing took place between May and August, while Denise was juggling other projects. She was able to call on friends from the business community to offer their own advice and tips.
And the book has won plaudits from some big names in the UK business world. Emma Jones MBE, founder of Enterprise Nation said: “Denise has spent her career helping businesses win – entrepreneurs will hugely benefit from her award-winning insight,” while Tony Robinson OBE, The Micro Business Champion and co-founder #MicroBizMatters said: "“Want to win? Read this! I’m a fan and judge of business awards and know the benefits they bring – this book will help you become an award winner.”
Meanwhile, Debbie Gilbert, founder of the Best Business Women Awards, said: "This book is a must-have for anyone wanting to win awards.”
The book will be published in January by Panoma Press, which specialises in books by and for enrepreneurs, and is available to pre-order through the website www.winnerhowtowin.com "so that business people can have it as a Christmas present prior to launch to get ahead of their competition!" said Denise.