Chloe Smith, the founder of Tuft Global, a grooming app for pet owners to find, book and review local groomers, has been recognized as a finalist for 2022 Entrepreneur of the Year by the Great British Entrepreneur Price.
The category celebrates businesses across the UK that are leading the way in providing a new or established service in their industry, and Tuft was selected from over 5,300 entrants.
Launched in June 2021 by young entrepreneur Smith, Tuft is the UK’s first in-app salon management software that offers dog groomers a convenient way to run their business and reach new customers.
After a successful year and the pet tech brand growing its downloads by 29% since January, Tuft has expanded into Europe and is “on its way to becoming the leading international pet services app.”
Commenting on the shortlist, Tuft founder Smith said: “The Tuft team and I are delighted to be shortlisted for this prestigious award. Providing excellent service to groomers and dog owners worldwide is Tuft’s raison d’être, so it’s an honor to be announced as a finalist after dreaming of the business for over 10 years!
“It is especially gratifying to carry the flag for the pet industry alongside innovative rawhide-free edible greeting card brand, Scoff Paper. Congratulations to all of the amazing finalists; I look forward to meeting you all in November.
Founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Francesca James, added: “The quality of entries has always been excellent year on year, but we have been particularly blown away by the innovation, drive and determination we have shown this year.
“This year’s finalists should be so proud of what they have already achieved both in business and being shortlisted for an award – we can’t wait to see everyone at the finals and reveal the winners!”