Don’t take our word for it for what we do for our #QueenOf and #KingOf winners, take a look at what they say…

Cutesy Frames

“Such a lovely organisation. Really committed to supporting businesses grow. They are part of running some fantastic   and competitions on social media to give exposure to businesses. Their work goes beyond providing print and design.
Thank you for helping me get my business seen more!”

WAG Associates

Since winning her  Making Conversation award, Wendy Harris has seen an increase in followers, engagement and taken on a new customer as a result. This is a great way to raise a businesses profile and great fun to be involved in. Wendy runs WAG Associates – a no-nonsense telemarketing consultancy where she makes the calls and has the conversations her clients don’t have time to make. She also helps individuals make better contact through her Power Hour.

Serenity Jiu Jitsu

Winning Kickass Moves gave a boost to both web traffic and social media engagement not just on the day of the win but continuously since then. The support from other  and winners is greatly appreciated through the weekly Twitter chats and The Royal Connection Facbook page. This community is a strong force so for those of you pondering about whether to enter the competition, do so NOW! Thanks Andy, your efforts are very appreciated.

Strength Cards

Winning Mindfulness for Strength Cards was a Fantastic boost, not only increasing web traffic, but a personal boost for myself too. The support from other  great, having access to the Royal Connection Facebook page, is a another great perk of winning. I also went on to later with  and the support and promotion after winning it was great! Thanks Andy, it’s all very appreciated.

Sentimental Keepsake

“I just wanted to say that winning my  special keepsakes award and badge was a very special moment for me. To have my business recognised and appreciated means so much. Small business owners have such a rollercoaster ride especially if their business is their only means of income. I commend anyone that is going out there and doing it for themselves. As it’s not always easy, but one thing I’m sure of is with willpower, faith in yourself , dedication and the attitude that failure isnt an option, even when times are tough then who knows where these qualities will take you. Dream big I say. Winning the award came at the right moment for me and made me feel proud and kept me on track. Its also great to be part of a lovely group of people who are on the same journey. So thank you so much Dylan and Andy for your hard work and the time that you give to all of us  and winners and winners to be. Your efforts and kindness are appreciated.”

FOXY Lady Drivers Club

“If only others could  in terms of support, creativity and focus. Your business model is unique and your fan club appreciates this. From an  and award winner you’ve supported.”

Abundance Foods

“I was so delighted to win my  award in March 2017! Not only for receiving recognition of my company’s presence on Twitter, but also because of the support you receive from fellow winners of the award. Since winning it I’ve seen my following on Twitter increase and my interactions with fellow winners become more meaningful.

Founders Dylan and Andy of the @AquaDesignGroup have clearly worked hard to create an amazing network, The Royal Connection, that not only recognises great small businesses and their owners, but actively encourages and supports them too.

Winning my award has also boosted my confidence to “go for it” with other awards too, and I’m again really excited to have won another award, Twitter Sisters in May 2017! In my opinion a key part of a small business’s success is the support it gives and receives, and it’s a great blessing to be able to support fellow small business owners, and be recognised for it. My fabulous badges are a great testament to that, and take pride of place on my website and social media accounts.”

Scarlet Impressions

“Getting my  Crown opened up a whole other world of twitter for me. The #RoyalConnection gave me a community, that has helped me learn more about social media and my own business.

More than just a badge, this is a group of supportive and encouraging peers from a wide variety of small businesses. A group that you can turn to if you need a product or service because you already know the person that can help and if you don’t they will help steer you in the right direction.

With Andy and Dylan at the head of this initiative and the work they do to maintain such a wonderful community, it’s not surprising how amazing it is to be a part of it.”

Casa Lola Designs

“I am so thrilled to have become part of The Royal Connection. As a startup company, it can be hard to gain momentum on social media and being crowned has done wonders for my Social media accounts. I was also crowned which is another Twitter accolade ticked off the list – and let’s face it, what woman doesn’t want to be crowned that! Dylan and Andy of the Aqua Design Group work tirelessly to help promote the winners, retweeting and networking your brand which is a key boost. Not only that, but you get a super suave shiny badge that you can place across your website and social media for extra attention – being crowned really does get people talking.”

The Bijoux Magpie

“Absolutely fantastic! I am really proud to be part of such a supportive network both on Twitter and Facebook. I am new to social media, having never used it either personally or for business up until 5 months ago. Winning has been a massive boost to my confidence on social media and increased the profile of my small business, something I am looking forward to building on over the coming months.
Thank you Dylan and Andy @AquaDesignGroup who work tirelessly supporting all  and  winners.”

Luna Bear Gifts

“AMAZING!!! Thank you so much. So much support on Twitter and FB. Really boosted my confidence about my small biz and got me super motivated. The time and effort that Dylan and Andy put into both and is amazing, don’t underestimate the effect it has. My brother won the other week after only having launched his business a couple of months ago and it really boosted his confidence and has increased his connections and profile. Thank you once again.”

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10 Reasons to Join The Royal Connection

“1. The Royal Connection is a supportive network of likeminded business owners.
2. A LinkedIn group that has helped me to broaden my connections.
3. I am able to discuss business ideas and questions in the private Facebook Group.
4. There is an exclusive Tweetchat every Wednesday for members to catch up with each other’s week.
5. If my business needs to purchase a service there is usually a member who provides it who I already know, like and trust.
6. People have got to know like and trust me so they are more likely to turn to me if they need something.
7. The internet is a noisy place, this is a quieter room where I can be heard and hear others.
8. Members like and share each other’s posts and pages giving much wider reach then I could achieve alone.
9. Members only receive their crown after entering their business a number of times, showing their persistence and determination to make their own business a success.
10. Massive free promotion both inside and outside the world of Twitter.”

Peace & Quiet Soy Wax Candles

Since my  win, Aqua Design Group have given my small business great support and advice. Very impressed with their customer service. Would highly recommend them.”

Kadee Candy Events

The guys from Aqua Design Group don’t just offer products they offer amazing support and networking opportunities to small businesses like mine, they have been so helpful and always available to offer advice. This extra support is what sets them above the rest! They are friendly and professional and I cannot thank them enough!

Diamond Dazzle Hair and Accessories

I’m absolutely over the moon to be crowned Hair Confidence by Andy Quinn and the royal connection group. Since winning this fabulous award I have lots of new connections, who actually go out of their way to help promote my business. The support is second to none & very much appreciated. I would 100% recommended all business owners to join in with these awards as it’s helped my business grow so much. Winning Hair Confidence also gave me the opportunity for press release, again generating more customers! Thank you so very much Andy Quinn – royal connection & Dylan Moore – aqua design group, for all your continued support.”

Ribbon Of Hearts

“A positive network of like minded individuals’ is how I would describe .
Becoming the  Memories to Treasure is something that I am very proud of, I couldn’t wait to get the badge!
The constant support and encouraging tweets are what make it so special.
My connections have increased, I am building some fantastic relationships and it gave us a great platform to launch our first website.
Thankyou Aqua Design Group, Andy & Dylan for everything.”

Pied A Terre Adventures Limited

“Back in Feb 2014 I was crowned  Outdoor Adventures!  It was just amazing! Recognition like this means such a great deal when you are a small business – and we are so grateful for this opportunity and to have been selected.  It really helped to grow our wonderful company and we have made many invaluable contacts as a result.”

The Exotic Paper Company

“I was delighted to win  Recycled Paper, and display my lovely badge with pride! Having the title has significantly increased awareness of The Exotic Paper Company and enhanced its presence on social media. Joining the network has proved invaluable both in meeting new people and increased sales. Huge thanks to Dylan for his support, RTs and tremendous work with the  and competitions.”


“Win win win! The royal connection  Landscaping was awarded to me last year and still to this day my following grows and I’m in contact with some fantastic businesses all over the country. Of course it’s a bit of fun and another little certificate in the office, but it’s a great networking tool and place of support from thousands of other small business owners. I would recommend not only entering the  or  competitions but keep in touch and engage with your fellow followers and royal supporters.”


“Since winning the  award in October 2015 my business has gone from strength to strength. Sales are increasing month on month. The continuous support from Andy @ADG_IQ and my fellow  winners is amazing and always appreciated. You have all contributed to the success of @mpdesignerwear / Miss Peachy. What else can I say but a huge thank you to everyone. My followers have often converted to loyal customers and are ever increasing. To date my business has almost 27,000 followers and my account is growing daily. Of all the small business awards I have won on Twitter my most treasured is the  award.”

The Chocolate Manor

“I discovered the #RoyalConnection through Twitter in 2014, and was impressed by this forward thinking way to promote small businesses. I was thrilled to win and to be named  Bespoke Chocolate. Not only did I recieve a personalised badge but this title has opened up a network of wonderful, supportive entrepreneurs that I now treasure. I am proud to showcase my  win and it was only through our network that I became aware of Pitch@Palace with the Duke of York, and subsequently selected to showcase my work at St James’ Palace. Dylan is always working away in the background to support his winners and he is a pleasure to deal with. He even wrote a blog piece on my recent adventures! http://www.aquadesigngroup.co.uk/when-the-queenof-bespoke-chocolate-met-the-royals I would encourage everyone to enter the  and  competitions – it has been a real boost to my business.”

Treasured Pens

“I love being a ! Technically speaking I’m the sales/admin side of Treasured Pens but being the Handmade Pens has put me in a good position to tell everyone what we do. The RTs we get through Dylan and Andy have secured extra customers for us and definately increased our reach through more followers! Thanks guys!”

Corporate Baby

“Dylan and Andy are great support and being  is awesome and helped our brand awareness and spread the news about our unique and practical baby gifts.”

Sisters of the Moon

“Winning  gave a huge boost to Sisters’ profile at a time when I was still finding my feet with Twitter. I forged so many new connections with people I probably would never have got to know before. Suddenly people know Sisters existed! I gained new followers (in their hundreds!) and there was a definite increase in sales.

Dylan and Andy really support their Queens with RTs, promotions, help and advise, support and the Royal Connection website. You gain so much more than a badge – although I’m incredibly proud of mine and use it in a lot of my advertising.

I’d advice any small biz owner to have a go and enter  and see what difference it will make for them.”

Bridger Howes Ltd.

“Winning a  award in 2014 gave us access to an incredibly supportive network of fellow royals. The Royal Connection group works collectively to raise the profile of winners and promote the awards. Supported by a brilliant winners website, the Royal Connection is one of the best things to happen to SMEs on social media.”

Made by Steffie B

“I have loved being  #OrderOfFabulous, at first it gave me a huge boost in confidence being new to doing online business and in time it has brought me a lot of followers, it’s probably doubled them.  The support from Dylan and Andy is priceless.  Not only does they share my work, they both writee special tweets for me and they’ve even taken the time to make this website for us all.

 I can’t recommend it enough, have a go and join the #RoyalConnection group! And thank you for everything you do everyday!”

Muddy Matches

“We’ve connected with lots of new people both through Facebook and Royal Connection hour. It’s also great to have a fixed page on the Royal Connection site.”

Silver Sparrow

“To begin with it’s simply great to have a shiny new Badge. Secondly, Silver Sparrow has connected with many new businesses/services both on Facebook & Twitter. The  retweets helps expose to a wider audience. Really appreciate it. Lastly, the business page on the #RoyalConnection site is a bonus.”

Chi Chi Cards

“Winning the  Swarovski Greeting Cards has proved invaluable.  The visits to our website have increased, order numbers have gone up but the main thing is the amount of promotion these guys do for us. We couldn’t be happier nor more proud to wear the  badge!”

Amshire Solutions Ltd.

Dylan and Andy provide such fantastic support to ALL #QueenOf and #KingOf winners giving no special treatment to any particular winner. 

 Since winning #QueenOf, #OrderOfFabulous and #KingOf we have connected with over 1,390 new businesses making many new friends along the way. 

 The new #RoyalConnection website is a bonus showcasing all winners in one area.”

Uniquely Your Design

“Winning  was the best thing that happened to me and my business. All the promotion from Dylan & Andy has made an amazing difference, now I’m non stop busy.  Very proud to have my badge on my website and all social media sites. They really are a brilliant team. Thank you guys so much for making such a BIG difference!”