The first BizMums Conference and Awards took place on Saturday 14th September 2013, Lord Hill Hotel in Shrewsbury and word has it that it was a huge success!
The BizMums team would like to thank everyone who attended, spoke, supported and helped to make it a positive, exciting and fun experience.
Online Mum – Sponsored by Rebekah Harriman.com
An award for a mum who has a high social media/web presence and uses this consistently to support and inspire others.
Winner: Claire Dowdall of Claire Dowdall Marketing
Charity Mum – Sponsored by Dyke Yaxley Accountants
An award for a mum who has made an exceptional impact towards supporting a cause or charity including not for profit organisations through fundraising, volunteering or other means of support.
Winner: Rachael Dobson of PANDAS
Environmental Mum – Sponsored by Trydan Recycling
An award for a mum who makes an exceptional effort towards creating sustainability in her life or business which could also be used as a model for others.
Award for Outstanding Personal Achievement – Sponsored by Muddy Challenges
An award for a mum who has made a significant effort in her own personal development, whether educational or physical by realising a great achievement, e.g. completed a sporting event (triathlon, marathon) or completed some form of formal education (degree, masters) or who has retrained in a completely new field and excelled.
New Business Award – Sponsored by J&PR
This award is open to any business run by a mum which launched after 1st September 2011 in North Wales, Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire or the West Midlands.
Creative Business Award – Sponsored by In The Shed
This award is for the crafty creative mums among us. Have you created a new product or launched a new range? Is your product special in some way or unique? Do you have a particular ‘niche’ which you appeal to?
Exceptional Service Award – Sponsored by Work Life Better
This award is for the mum who makes an exceptional effort in her life or business to maintain a high level of service to her customers and is also supportive to other businesses.
Overall Mum of the Year
This award winner will be chosen from entries in all of the categories. A mum whose outstanding commitment stands out from all the others. Perhaps her contribution is to business or to the service of others, but by definition it will be a remarkable woman whose achievements are inspirational & deserving of recognition.
Winner: Jenny Osbourne of Henshalls Insurance Brokers