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mumandworking with headline sponsor Vorwerk UK are proud to announce our 2016 Award Finalists and Winners

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. 

Judges described this year's nominated candidates as 'magnificent' so very well done everyone.


Business Parent of the Year ~ UK* (excluding London and the SE)

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

Highly Commended: Vicky Matthews and Caroline Gowing, Pink Spaghetti AND Mandy Hartley, The Little Story Telling Company

Winner:  Rachael Dunseath, Myroo Skincare


Business Parent of the Year ~ London & the South East*

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

*Please note due the number of nominations and the calibre of candidates, for the 1st time the decision was taken to split the Business Parent category geographically

Highly Commended: Caz Taylor, Taylor'd Bundles

Winner: Galia Orme, CHOC Chick


Most Inspiring Business Parent 2016 ~

For any parent running a flexible business who has struggled against adversity and triumphed despite the odds. As sponsored by SwimKidz

Highly Commended: Paola Dyboski-Bryant, Dr Zigs and Dianne McKew, Miglio

Winner: Sam Bowen, Hip-Pose


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 Build14me.com

Highly Commended: Bilinguasing

Winner: Sweetpea Pantry


Best Direct-Sales Independent Representative 2016mumandworking sponsor

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.

Highly Commended: Veronica Briones Wilde - Organo

Winner: Kids Bee Happy Sand Art


Flexible Business of the Year ~

Open to any company/business/charity or operation who actively promotes exceptionally family-friendly and flexible working for theirmale and female employees.  As sponsored by Mess Around 

Highly Commended: Parental Choice

Winner: Wagada


Flexible Employee / Team Member of the Year ~award category sponsor

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 Monkey Music.

Highly Commended: Amy Doyle, University of Portsmouth and Sarah Jeffreys, Water Babies Brighton

Winner: Michelle Fogden, Officreche


Franchisee / Licensee of the Year ~

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 suzannedibble.com

Highly Commended: Helen Brawn - Sing and Sign

Winner: Julia Barnaville, Friends for Pets Bath


Best International Flexible Business ~

For any UK-based business exporting or operating overseas operating with a family-friendly, flexible working model. As sponsored by Time For You

Highly Commended: Miglio Designer Jewellery and Tiddley Pom

Winner: Konfidence


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

Headline Sponsor

For any business/charity/company or operation utilising technology or new innovations to facilitate flexible working - APPS, multi-functional websites, online communication systems etc.

Highly Commended: yoopod.com

Winner: First Aid for Life and Onlinefirstaid.com


Best Charity Offering Flexible Working

For a Charity offering home based work, teleworking or other flexible employment.  You must have a registered Charity number.  As sponsored by The Creation Station

Highly Commended: Macmillan Cancer Support

Winner: Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research


Voted Categories

Franchisor / Licensor of the Year  ~

Open to any franchisor or licensor who actively promotes exceptionally family-friendly and flexible working policies to its franchisees or licensees. As sponsored by Insure with Max.com.

Finalists

Highly Commended: Little Learners

Winner: Baby Sensory


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 Amanda's Action Club

Finalists

Highly Commended: Lawrence Francis Tired Daddy

Winner: Honeymumster – Sarah-Jane Honeywell


High-Profile Working Parent of the Year ~Miglio Flexible Work for Parents

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

Finalists

Highly Commended: Anna Kennedy OBE

Winner: Ashleigh Swan


The ceremony and celebratory reception will be held at RBS, 250 Bishopsgate, London on the afternoon of October 11th 2016.

Please contact us here for further information about our awards.

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