MumsClub, the award winning business support network has announced the results of its 3rd annual pursuit to find and reward inspiring examples of the UK’s most enterprising business women who also happen to juggle family life.
The competition to find the UK’s most inspirational mum-owned businesses saw MumsClub present the Business Mum Award to six businesses across the UK, using a variety of criteria to ensure the right winner for each category, including Best start up, Highest Growth, Resilience, Mumpreneur Advocate, best use of media and the overall Best Business Mum. There were also two wildcard awards for a top secret special achievement category.
Jane Hopkins, founder of MumsClub and the Business Mum Awards said: “The Business Mum Awards recognise and celebrate the success of ‘mumpreneur’ businesses. The UK is full of thriving and innovative mum owned enterprise, and theses winners demonstrate the calibre and talent that is out there. These home grown businesses are being created whilst juggling the demands of daily family life, they are not only surviving but thriving and it has been my pleasure once again to recognise and reward all of their hard work and determination.”
Three finalists in each category were deliberated over a panel of mumsclub representatives, headed by MumsClub founder Jane Hopkins.
Donna Pinnell, a MumsClub judge and HR specialist said “The quality of this year’s nominations has been outstanding with an increase of 600% on the previous year’s entries. This year, as well as self nominations, entries for others were encouraged which saw many of those on the shortlist, also nominating others. The shortlisted entries were then opened up to a public voting where thousands of votes were counted to help select the finalists, and ultimately the winners.”
She added “We were very impressed by the high standard of entries across the board, but we did highlight a number of businesses who although did not meet our strict criteria to win an award, we felt deserved recognition which is why we created the wildcard awards. This part of the ceremony created a sudden buzz in the room when revealed near the end of the day.”