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The National mumandworking Awards with  mumandworking award sponsors headlinerwere at Campus London.

2014 saw an increase of over 60% in nominations for the awards so thank you to everyone who participated - the awards ceremony was hugely enjoyable. It was great to see our 2014 mumandworking awards Finalists, just click here to find out about them.

‘Increasing numbers of employers, big and small…now recognise the benefits of work-life balance, such as a more productive, loyal and engaged work force… …We can make family-friendly working the new norm in Britain’ 

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at the launch of City Fathers, April 2014

'The Deputy Prime Minister has asked me to send his best wishes for the National mumandworking awards'

From the office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Whitehall, LONDON, May 2014

The National, annual mumandworking awards reward & recognise the companies & individuals (Mums & Dads) showcasing 'how flexible working works'. They took place on Thursday 16 October at the fabulous 'Campus' – the unique co-working space in the heart of East London's Tech City. See more here or or facebook/Google-Campus-London 

The awards were hosted by Award-winning Author, Business Director, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker & mum Susannah Schofield with guest speaker and Leading Success Mentor for Women, Alexandra Watson. The live awards were then followed by a VIP Networking Celebration as sponsored by

See more on our SPONSORS - just Click HERE and Click HERE for more on our VIP Expert Judging Panel

Laura Tenison MBE, Debbie Bird, Mandy Haberman, Susannah Schofield, Jessica Taylor, Sam Willoughby, Nicky Chisholm, Sara Guiel & Ian Sharland.


For more on our fabulous Sponsors - Availexe, Dice Matrix, Swimkidz, Bumps & Bashes, Creation Station, Alexandra Watson, Owow Chocolates, Sophie Sheinwald Photography, Tallulah Rose Flower School and Bureau Direct - click here

Be part of the action as a VIP Sponsor for 2015 more info click here.

See the full list of award categories here

Award supporters and sponsors include and The Mumpreneurs Networking Club

Help us support Dice Matrix and join the debate - working men & women, mums & dads, we need your input - JUST CLICK HERE

Why are these awards so special? They highlight some amazing individuals, inspiring employers and the many advantages of family-friendly employment, to include...

  • the empowering of parents to achieve their potential
  • the enormous commercial benefits to employers and business owners
  • the substantial contribution to the UK economy
  • the supporting of modern-day family life

The awards were open to both mothers and fathers.Sarah Beeny mumandworking business awards

'As a mum of four boys I completely understand the importance of flexible working and the value of spending time with your family. It’s great that the mumandworking awards celebrate the people who are making this possible for parents across the UK and its great to see so many successful mums out there taking part'  Sarah Beeny, TV presenter, author, entrepreneur and Mum.

Kate Garraway - Business Mum and TV presenter joined us on the day at our last event to share her experiences and top tips, along with over 100 finalists, sponsors, supporters, press, TV reporters and VIP guests!

Award Categories

Our awards are centred around family-friendly flexible employment and the wealth of different experiences and options. So whether you are a mumpreneur, employer, franchisor, employee, company director, direct-seller or business owner, our judges are looking for YOUR real, every-day stories showcasing how your family-friendly business strategy or experience WORKS!

Categories include 'Best Start-Up', 'Most Inspiring Business Parent as sponsored by Swimkidz', 'Best Business Parent Blogger as sponsored by Bumps and Bashes' and 'Best Use of Technology' - a perfect fit with our state-of-the-art Venue!  

All categories were judged by a fabulous expert panel except for the two final awards which were nominated and voted for by the many thousands of visitors to

  • Business Parent of the Year ~ Open to any parent who has founded their own business and is a shining example of how running a business alongside a family works!  Judges will be looking for examples of successful, parent-run businesses going places! As sponsored by Creation Station 
  • Most Inspiring Business Parent 2014 ~ For any parent running a flexible business who has struggled against adversity and triumphed despite the odds as Sponsored by Swimkidz
  • Start-up Business of the Year ~ Open to any business category which has been trading for 2 years or under 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 Availexemumandworking award sponsors headliner
  • Best Direct Sales Independent Representative 2014 ~ Open to any direct sales representative who can show the judges proven success in terms of business growth, an inspiration to other sellers or team members and evidence of running their business to support their family as Sponsored by What's On 4.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Franchisor of the Year ~ Open to any franchisor who actively promotes exceptionally family-friendly and flexible working policies to its franchisees. mumandworking awards photographer - jobs for mumsSponsored by Official Photographer Sophie Sheinwald Photography 
  • Franchisee of the Year ~ For companies, colleagues, staff and associates to nominate a franchisee who clearly demonstrates how a flexible franchise can bring outalexandra watson mumandworking VIP speakerthe best in individuals for the benefit of their families and customers. 
  • Best use of technology within a family-friendly business ~ For any business/charity/company or operation utilising technology or technical innovation to facilitate flexible working - APPS, multi-functional websites, online communication systems etc.
  • Celebrity working parent of the Year ~ For a working Mum or Dad in the public eye - this award will not be judged by the panel but was nominated and voted for by mumandworking visitors / subscribers. Sponsored by Alexandra Watson
  • Working Parent Blogger of the Year ~ For bloggers commenting on both parenting and business – with inspiring topical content for other working parents. This award will not be judged by the panel but was nominated and voted for by mumandworking visitors and subscribers Sponsored by Bumps + Bashes.

We're so delighted to have brought you our awards in association with....

Official Event Photographer.....Sophie Sheinwald PhotographerPrize Sponsor.....bureauProgramme Sponsor.....MY Incubator Official Florist.....Tallulah Rose FlowersRefreshments Courtesy.....Part Time Jobs Mums 

Want more on becoming a sponsor for 2015?

CLICK HERE. We are delighted to announce that our award sponsors and supporters include  Dice Matrix, Swimkidz, Bureau Direct, Tallulah Rose, My Incubator Ventures, Sophie Sheinwald Photography, Alexandra Watson, Bumps+Bashes, Owow Chocolates, The Mumpreneurs Networking Club,, What's On 4 and many more.

Want to know more about Campus and Campus for Mums - to see more on this exciting venue and inspiring programme just click here.   

Sponsor Options

There’s a wealth of sponsorship opportunities from Exclusive Headliner to individual award category sponsors – so if you are keen to target a wealth of SME owners, busy parents, mumpreneurs, the Campus community, senior industry representatives, government figures*, those seeking flexible working opportunities and the 120,000+ fans and followers of the mumandworking and What’s On 4 websites get in touch! Want to see more about our previous awards? Just watch this fabulous mini-film!

*Subject to final confirmation

**Inspired by a similar program at Campus Tel Aviv, Campus for Mums is a baby-friendly start-up school aimed at entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. Last year 35 mums (and some dads) developed their skills on everything from product design to branding and pitching to help them make their business dreams come true!


What some of our finalists and winners said of the day.....

Host Alexandra Watson - 'I loved being a part of the day and was honoured to meet everyone'

'Even though I wasn't a winner, it didn't feel like that!  The ceremony was absolutely lovely and you made us all feel very special.....I can't tell you what it has meant to me, my family and the mums who attend my classes - everyone has been so proud of me!  The recognition that comes from being a finalist in an award such as this will be something I'll take pride in for a long time!'

‘I just want to say a very quick thank you for a super wonderful day yesterday, topped off with the win.  I am still on cloud 9, it will really make a difference to me and the businesses’.

'Wow what a day it was!!! I found it enormously useful to the point where I’ve now drastically altered my business'

We held an exciting awards ceremony hosted by the fabulous Alexandra Watson - leading Happiness Coach, Expert Speaker/Motivator and founder of the Happiness System at Work! (right) Alexandra has appeared on TV in The X Factor and in major magazines and national newspapers (including Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, Eve, Psychologies, Now, The Independent and on BBC Radio!)

(Alexandra with award sponsor Amanda Frolich and winner Roberta Jerram. Images courtesy of

All winners took away a fantastic range of prizes to include a fabulous coaching/mentoring day with Alexandra Watson to learn her proven methods for happiness and success in business!

Check our Facebook page for more photos and find out about our previous winners and finalists here.

Will you be a winner next year?  Get prepared with our How to win Business Awards 

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