Victoria Beckham is far from her days of trying to decide which little Gucci dress to wear. The former Spice Girl has rebuilt herself into a bona fide fashion designer and things couldn’t be better. She just launched her first stand-alone store in London’s Mayfair and now, according to the Telegraph, she’s being honored by Management Today, topping its list as the U.K.’s most successful entrepreneur of 2014.
Out of 100 businessmen and women, Beckham took the top spot based on the rapid growth of her business over the past five years. She’s gone from a £1 million turnover to £30 million since she started her label. That’s quite a lot of growth!
Indeed, Beckham’s success as a fashion designer is not lost on anyone. Her Victoria Beckham brand has been honored by the British Fashion Council, which in 2011 named it the designer brand of the year. “She gets a lot of stick for being a celeb fashionista but I don’t think that’s fair,” Management Today Deputy Editor Andrew Saunders said. “She has built something real out of her own celebrity which is quite a contemporary story. She deserves to be celebrated.”
If Beckham’s business continues to grow at this rate, we have no doubts she’ll be receiving even more accolades for her work in the future.