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Luxury Campervan Couple Scoop npower Business Super Powers Prize of £5,000

Devon-based company, Moovans, has won a £5,000 cash prize in npower Business’ competition to find a ‘super-powered’ small business.

Run by husband and wife team Anne and Steve Webb, Moovans offers luxury VW campervans for hire. Established at the end of 2016, the company aims to offer the equivalent of a five-star hotel in the snug surroundings of a campervan. After beating off other applicants, Moovans was awarded the £5000 cash prize plus mentoring from top business growth strategy expert, Gary King.

The competition, launched in April this year, extended npower’s Super Powers campaign to the small business world. Judging the entries were Tricia Phillips, The Mirror’s Small Business Editor, Tim Campbell, the first winner of BBC’s The Apprentice, Matthew Roberts, owner of Timber Neutral, and Richard Longbottom, Head of npower Business.

Applicants were judged on their written applications, where they were asked to demonstrate why their business is innovative, successful and engaging in 250 words or less. Whilst the quality of entries  was extremely high, the judges felt that Moovans stood out from the crowd. By creating a fun, appealing brand, and focusing on providing a luxury experience, they have established a successful business in a very short space of time.

Co-owner Anne Webb was surprised and delighted to hear that her company had won the competition: “I was absolutely gobsmacked when the phone went and I was told that we’d been selected as the winner. There were  so many entries from all kinds of businesses from around the UK, so it was a real honour to be selected as the winner, particularly as we’re a new business.”

With their winnings, Anne and Steve hope to grow the business and to attract more visitors to the West Country from the UK and overseas, aiming to become the UK’s campervan holiday provider of choice. One particular area they will be developing is their partnerships with local food producers, giving their customers the opportunity to go on gourmet tours.

You can check out Moovans at www.moovans.com and npower Business at www.npower.com/business/