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Our Awards ~ Winners announced in the mumandworking awards in association with Build14me.com

All categories were either judged by our fabulous expert panel or open to public vote - as voted for by the many thousands of visitors to mumandworking.co.uk. Winner and Highly Commended logos will sent on asap.

With double the number of nominations received in 2015, the judging process was very challenging and to be shortlisted and now a finalist is a huge accolade. The glittering Awards Ceremony as hosted by NatWest in the heart of the City of London was on September 22 2015 where the winners and those who were highly commended were announced.  (Please ensure you have read our terms and conditions here.)

The Finalists, Highly Commended and Winners (see below for the 'Vote For' categories) 


Business Parent of the Year ~

Open to any parent who has founded their own business and is a shining example of how running a bumumandworking awards host NatWestsiness alongside a family works!  Judges will be looking for examples of successful, parent-run businesses going places! As sponsored by awards Hosts NatWest


Most Inspiring Business Parent 2015 ~award sponsor

For any parent running a flexible business who has struggled against adversity and triumphed despite the odds. As sponsored by Amanda's Action Club


Start-up Business of the Year ~

Open to any business category which has been trading for 2 full years or less* and whose founder is a parent operating within a 'family friendly' model.  Judges will be looking for a successful business concept, positive early trading figures/forecasts & a business with real potential As sponsored by Swimkidz


Best Direct-Sales Independent Representative 2015flexible working award

Open to any direct sales representative who can show the judges proven success in terms of business growth, as well as being an inspiration to other sellers or team members through their flexible working model of running their business to support their family As sponsored by Official Photographer Sophie Sheinwald Photography

  • WINNER - Claire Hallet-Walsh - Forever Living
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED - Sarah Fryer  IT Works Global - Sarah's Body Wraps
  • VIP FINALIST - Joanne Body - Partylite
  • VIP FINALIST - Emma Joy-staines - Forever Prosperity International Group
  • VIP FINALIST - Kelly Grant - Scentsy


Flexible Business of the Year ~

Open to any company/business/charity or operation who actively promotes exceptionally family-friendly and flexible working for their male and female employees. (Please note Franchisors should enter the Franchisor of the Year category instead) as sponsored by Build14me.com (Headline Sponsor)


Flexible Employee of the Year ~

For companies, colleagues, staff and associates to nominate an employee who clearly demonstrates how flexible employment can bring out the best in individuals for the benefit of their employers, families and customers As sponsored by Owow Chocolates

  • WINNER - Kathryn Scorer, RIG Healthcare
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED - Catherine Spencer,  Army Families Federation
  • VIP FINALIST - Alison Payne,  TimeBank


Franchisee of the Year ~hartbeeps

For companies, colleagues, staff and associates to nominate a franchisee who clearly demonstrates how a flexible franchise can bring out the best in individuals for the benefit of their families and customers. As sponsored by Hartbeeps

  • HIGHLY COMMENDED - Emma Hayward, diddi dance, North Shropshire, Central Cheshire & NW Staff
  • VIP FINALIST - Sarah Dalton, Baby Sensory, Dartford-Gravesend and Maidstone
  • WINNER - Vicky Taramasco, Rhythm Time, South Birmingham/North Worcestershire
  • VIP FINALIST - Shelley Crack, Swimkidz South Bucks Ltd


Best International Flexible Business ~

For any UK-based successful business exporting or operating overseas demonstrating a family-friendly, flexible working model


Best use of technology or innovation within a family-friendly business ~The CAA

For any business/charity/company or operation utilising technology or new innovations to facilitate flexible working - APPS, multi-functional websites, online communication systems etc As sponsored by The Children's Activities Association

  • WINNER - First Aid for Life and Onlinefirstaid.com
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED - NCT
  • VIP FINALIST - Naturally Creative Ltd
  • VIP FINALIST - The Baby Keepsake Company Ltd

Categories open to the public vote - Finalists 

Working Parent Blogger of the Year ~

For bloggers commenting on both parenting and business with inspiring topical content for other working parents.  As sponsored by Bumps + Bashes.

  • WINNER - Kathryn Scorer- Is it Wine O'clock Yet?
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED - Jo Middleton - Slummy Single Mummy
  • Vicki Psarias - Honest Mum
  • Helen Neale – KiddyCharts
  • Catherine Burgess – Mamavsteacher
  • Ali Chapman - Mum in a Nutshell
  • Ceri Gillet - Life With Bumps
  • Laura Hitchcock - Little Stuff


High-Profile Working Parent of the Year ~

For a Mum or Dad in the public eye who juggles parenting and their high-profile role.  As sponsored by Marili Skincare

  • WINNER - CAPRICE BOURRET, BY CAPRICE PRODUCTS


Franchisor of the Year ~

flexible working awards sponsor

Open to any franchisor who actively promotes exceptionally family-friendly and flexible working policies to its franchisees - this is THE opportunity for franchisees to show their support for their franchisor As sponsored by Morton Michel  

  • WINNER - Baby Sensory
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED - Rhythm Time
  • Daisy Foundation                
  • Kidslingo
  • Jittabugs    
  • Lots for Tots
  • Networking Mummies
  • TinyTalk


The ceremony and celebratory reception was held at RBS, 280 Bishopsgate, London on the afternoon of Tuesday September 22 2015.

Please contact us here for further information about our awards.

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