Where flexible working works - Jobs for mums

Thank you from all at mumandworking to our VIP Sponsors and Supporters

These important awards would not be possible without their support! See our prize and goody bag supporters here

Headline Sponsor Vorwerk UK - Kobold Ultimate Homecare SystemHeadline Sponsor

Vorwerk UK is delighted to be Headline Sponsor at this year’s mumandworking awards.  A globally successful brand, Vorwerk operates in more than 60 countries across the world, and uses a friendly, sociable and highly successful no-pressure party planning model to equip homes and families across the UK with its Kobold Ultimate Homecare System.

The German brand - which is behind the cult kitchen gadget Thermomix - recently launched the new Kobold VK200 in the UK to help homeowners cut down on cleaning time and deliver a whole host of cleaning tasks using just one, class-leading piece of technology.

Vorwerk, which counts celebrities including TV property expert Sarah Beeny, TV consumer expert Alice Beer and Daily Mail journalist Alice Smellie amongst its fans, is now recruiting for a team of pioneering Product Advisors who want to work flexible hours, sell a class-leading product and earn excellent commission; all whilst benefitting from the comfort of a £10 hourly rate and the opportunity to build a successful career with a global brand.

Does this sound like you? Then Vorwerk wants to hear from you. Find out more about the Kobold VK200, and then contact the team to find out more about the role. 

Swimkidz - a complete aquatic programme for bumps, babies and beyond!
Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity or career change where you can run your own fun and flexible swimming business?
Using Swimkidz proven business model and a network of support your earning potential can be substantial depending on how much time you want to apply to your business. We provide all the training you will need to get you started and have bespoke systems to support you all the way.
Want to find out more… we would love to hear from you! Just email - franchising@swimkidz.co.uk  See www.swimkidz.co.uk or call Trish on 07702 808396

Build14me build websites for small businesses. Responsive, search-engine friendly websites that are easy to update and look great too.
All of the sites we build take into account the specific needs of each of our clients and, as part of the service we provide marketing and communications advice and expertise too. We don’t leave you on your own but instead guide you through the website planning process explaining how best to communicate your product to potential clients. We offer standard packages (starting from £389 plus VAT) but we can add (and will recommend) any bells and whistles that may make your site work harder for you. 

As well as building your website we can also offer Search Engine Optimisation services, our particular focus is on local search and  making sure that anyone looking for your services locally will find you. We also run regular local SEO and social media workshops to help small businesses see how they improve their own search engine ranking. At Build14me we appreciate that for a small start-up business the cost of a website can be daunting  so we are happy to offer flexible payment terms – just talk to us about your needs.  We will always try to help. For more visit www.build14me.com - read testimonials from happy clients here

ChildMax is a low cost insurance that working parents can trust, if a critical illness or a severe accident strikes their child. The health of your children is a top priority. If you have to stop working to care for your child, who is going to cover your bills?

A ChildMax policy will pay your take home salary within 30 days of the claim being agreed for 12 months while you’re on unpaid leave. It’s easy to understand and from the equivalent of 95p per week. Renewing annually means you aren’t tied in for years. ChildMax enables you to be there during your child’s medical crisis and recovery. Visit www.insurewithmax.com or call our UK team on 0333 323 0098. 

Amandas Action Club

 Amanda's Action Club

Amanda Frolich is a bubbly, larger-than-life character  with a special talent for interacting with children.  

This combined with  her passion for fitness has led her to become a pioneer of dynamic, interactive children's classes and parties through her successful, London-based brand, Amanda’s Action Club. See more at: www.amandasactionclub.co.uk     

mumandworking award sponsorMess Around

As the UK’s leading provider of Messy Play sessions and Messy Parties, we here at ‘Mess Around HQ’ are proud to sponsor the ‘What’s On 4 Juniors’ award for the 2016 “Best National Pre-schooler Development Activity”. In 2015, ‘Mess Around’ sessions, hosted by the Owner and Director Kristine Monaghan, and our ‘Mess Around’ franchisees throughout the UK, brought the wonder of messy play to over 4000 young people between the ages of 6 months to 5 years.

The active development of pre-school children is at the heart of everything we do here at ‘Mess Around’ and so we have striven to make our multi-sensory, tactile activities as accessible as possible, not just for the children but for their whole family too. We have moved away from the idea of leader based circle-time group sessions and handed control of what the children explore, to the children themselves which, when combined with our exceptionally high standards, enables us to provide a uniquely friendly atmosphere with the added opportunity for quality family time doing something that is not always possible at home. www.messarounduk.com

Morton Michelmumandworking award sponsor
Morton Michel is the UK’s leading childcare insurance specialist. We are a family-run business renowned for our tailored policies, excellent service, and competitive premiums. Our innovative approach to the childcare sector, focus on customer service, and the wide range of additional services we offer led to us being awarded the Insurance Age Schemes Broker of the Year award in 2014 during our Golden Anniversary year.  We expertly insure over 40,000 childcare settings and early years practitioners including nurseries, pre-schools, out of school clubs, holiday play schemes, mobile crèches, toy libraries, parent and toddler groups, children's homes, registered childminders, nannies, educational/sporting groups and indoor play centres.

We also offer a wide range of non-childcare policies to individuals and businesses, including specialist motor and household insurance for registered childminders. Insure your business through Morton Michel and receive automatic free entry into our ChildCare Club, giving you and your team an array of fantastic benefits.Visit www.mortonmichel.com for more information.

The Creation Station

The award-winning Creation Station inspires children’s imaginations and nurtures potential through fun and educational art and craft classes, parties clubs and events.  Every week your child can explore, discover and develop through fun, creative experiences designed to support them, at their different ages and stages of development.  These fun and educational experiences have been rated 5 star by our customers on Trustpilot are tailored to suit the age and stage of your child.  Activities include;Weekly Baby Discover Classes, Weekly Little Explorer Classes, Out of School clubs,  Arty Birthday parties. Upload your child’s creation with #creationstation on our Facebook to enter our monthly prize draw to win a pack of creative goodies! 

For more information on your local Creation Station visit www.thecreationstation.co.uk

Suzanne Dibble, THE Small Business Law Expert

Suzanne Dibble is a multi-award winning business lawyer who specialises in working with small business owners and particularly with female led businesses. She trained and worked for 10 years at the biggest law firm in the world and then ITV Plc,  leading multi million and billion pound corporate transactions for global blue chip companies. She worked alongside Richard Branson and other big name entrepreneurs - and through this and being a board director of a 9 figure company, gained great commercial and business strategy insight which she brings to her clients as well as her legal expertise. Suzanne has been runner up in the Solicitor of the Year award twice and has won many other national awards for her pioneering work with small businesses. Suzanne was asked to write a Dummies Book on Small Business Law published by Wiley and was asked by Barclays to be the legal expert on their small business site. Suzanne can help you with all aspects of running your small business including your customer contracts, business structuring,  employment agreements and trademarking your name. To see more about how Suzanne can help you and to read over 50 testimonials, go to www.suzannedibble.com.

Owow Chocolates - Owow Chocolates Ltd developed the MiniO®, a mini Oreo® covered in high quality Belgian chocolate which we then personalise or brand for any occasion. MiniOs® have been found in boardrooms, wedding buffets, business exhibitions and even the House of Lords!

Owow Chocolates are proud to supply 02, Shell and Basepoint Centres along with many other businesses both large and small. We also supply personal customers with that unique gift for the ‘hard to buy for’, creating your own WOW! Moment. If you’re celebrating we’ve got it covered – in chocolate! Award attendees can look forward to receiving a very special OWOW gift on the day! See www.owowchocolates.co.uk for more

Sophie Sheinwald Photography

Awards Photgrapher An established Brighton based event and portrait photographer, Sophie specialises in corporate photography as she enjoys helping businesses to visually show off. Sophie creates tailored packages whether it be a solopreneur who needs a unique head shot, or a larger businesses who wants some stock of photography to set them apart from the competition. 

When she's not travelling across the UK photographing launches, openings and events, she relaxes with her family and sometimes is found photographing dogs towards her ongoing quirky canine project that she exhibits. See www.sophiesheinwald.com for more.


Time For You Ltd is the longest established cleaning franchise in the UK!

Time For You a business opportunity for people from all walks of life. You don’t need any previous cleaning or sales experience, and it's simple to operate. This is a great opportunity for mums or anyone who is looking to run their own business from home. This franchise offers you the chance to run a successful cleaning company with massive earning potential. A Time For You business fits around your family and other commitments perfectly. For more information visit Time For you or call Freddie on 0845 300 9074

Monkey Music

The first Monkey Music classes were opened in London in 1993 by Angie Coates. As a musician and teacher, Angie knew that early exposure to music would be beneficial for her first newborn baby.  Finding a lack of music classes to attend in her local area, Angie decided to write a musical curriculum that stimulated early learning and development. Her own daughter and local friends were the first class guinea pigs and Monkey Music was born.

The rapid growth of Monkey Music led to the company being franchised in 1998. Now something of a cult hit in many areas of the country, there are around 12,000 families attending classes in over 300 venues every week.

Since those early days of of Monkey Music, there has been lots of research which proves the value of an early musical education and Monkey Music is now recognised as a ‘leading light’ in pre-school music education. Contact Hannah on 01582 766464 for more on franchise opportunities and visit www.monkeymusic.co.uk or @monkeymusichqMiglio Job For Parents

Miglio Designer Jewellery offers a fun, fashion business for women looking for a way to earn whilst having the flexibility to always put their family first.  The Miglio business offers uncapped earning potential, a sought-after product, great training material and a dedicated head office support team. With over 35 years of experience in designing and manufacturing jewellery, Miglio is renowned for its high quality, versatile pieces. There are literally infinite ways to wear your Miglio Designer Jewellery, from adding a pendant to your favourite chain to create a unique look, to turning your bracelet into a striking necklace by adding an extender and a pendant, or popping a pair of sparkling earring charms onto your hoops to take your look from day to night. We’ve made accessorising playful!

Shake It Up Creative We are both Mums who are constantly balancing our children's schedules, home and relationship responsibilities, planning intricacies with our work demands and our own personal needs. The MumandWorking awards recognise the companies and people that are doing a particularly great job of achieving a work/family life balance and so it feels right to support the awards as a sponsor.  Every parent faces difficulties during their lives, some greater than others, but all MumandWorking awards nominees, winners, sponsors and supporters have one thing in common, they are a working parent and that's hard.  We set up our creative business to help us achieve our career goals whilst simultaneously not missing out on the nativities and subject review evenings.  Now it's time to celebrate that in complementary company and continue to be inspired, as a 2016 sponsor. - Meg Fenn and Rachael Dines, directors of Shake It Up Creative

Crafty Foxx is a brand born out of the love of bright patterns, rich fabrics and design. We produce handmade art for the home using our own unique designs which are cut into mount board complemented with a striking background pattern or beautiful, rich, bright fabrics.  Using high quality materials sourced from across the UK, our collection offers a variety of gift ideas perfect for birthdays, weddings, christenings or simply a fresh piece of wall art to update a room in a home.  Quirky, unique and guaranteed to be a talking point!  Our solid, wooden frames are finished with a high quality acrylic glazing, which is a safer alternative to glass and much lighter too.  There are currently more than 50 cut out designs in our ever growing collection, an ideal gift for every occasion!

If you would like further information on how you can become a sponsor then please email info@whatson4.co.uk


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