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Recognising such high achievers helps create more role models that inspire the next generation of women juggling business with motherhood.

The New Year has seen lots of headlines; Prime Minister David Cameron has announced his ideas for a more entrepreneurial Britain and the founder of the Business Mum Awards, Jane Hopkins, was made an MBE in the New Year’s honours in recognition to her services to entrepreneurship.

So in this significant year of the Queen’s Jubilee and hosting the Olympic Games, now is a great time to recognise the achievements of UK women who juggle the daily issues of raising a family whilst striving to generate an income.

The award-winning support network, mumsclub, plays a nationwide role in encouraging and supporting women who may be seeking post-maternity options or alternatives to being a career, or a stay at home mum.

The Business Mum Awards have recognised and rewarded those women who have started businesses and achieved success in a short space of time since 2008. Winners have gone on to great success including the ultimate goal for many of them having their products stocked in high street stores and even more exciting in overseas.

Jane Hopkins MBE who created both mumsclub and the Business Mum Awards says

Recognising such high achievers helps create more role models that inspire the next generation of women juggling business with motherhood.

This year, previous award winners have been delighted to offer sponsorship, with many category winners sponsoring individual awards. Mum of two and entrepreneur Gemma Johnson, won an award for adversity last year and her new business MyFamilyClub is the headline sponsor for the event.

Gemma says “I am a huge supporter of mumsclub and The Business Mum Awards. The support that I have received from other mums in business has been an enormous help, so I am delighted to be able to give back and support this year’s awards, giving a boost to the next generation of mums starting out in business.”

Further sponsors include Cara Sayer who with her business SnoozeShade won Business mum of the year 2010, Mumpreneur Shop, the business owned by Erica Douglas and Antonia Chitty who won best start up 2010 and Business Mum of the Year 2009 respectively, and Alison Pinney of Your Little Monkey and Mum’s Business Club Cambridge who won the Mumpreneur Advocate 2010 and Gill Hayward and Kellie Forbes of YUU World who won the high growth award 2010.
Nominations will close on February 15th.

Award Categories

• The Resilience Award: Sponsored by MyFamilyClub
• The Impact Award: Sponsored by The Mumpreneur Shop
• The Innovator Award: Sponsored by Sponsored by YUU World
• The Advocate Award: Sponsored by Your Little Monkey
• Business Mum of the Year: Sponsored by SnoozeShade
• The annual MumsClub PR Challenge
• Plus the top secret wildcard award, awarded to the business owner who may not always fit the above category criteria but the judges agree require recognition for specific effort, achievement or experiences.

Nominations are invited now to ensure all entrepreneurial mums are in with a chance of entering. The winners will be announced on the 8th March in recognition of International Women’s Day. The ceremony will be an exclusive event for the winners to enjoy an afternoon of pamper and relaxation after a sumptuous winners lunch.
Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available.

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Notes for Editors

• Photo Caption - The finalists and winners of the 2010 awards, and now sponsors and judges of the 2011 awards.
• For more information on the 2011 Business Mum awards see http://www.mumsclub.co.uk/awards
• For more information on mumsclub and their group of events and campaigns visit http://www.mumsclub.co.uk
• For more information on Headline Sponsor MyFamilyClub, a brand new website with the aim of saving all UK families money, see http://www.myfamilyclub.co.uk
• For further details on The Business Mum Awards and for quotes and high res images email jane@mumsclub.co.uk or call 01675 463 963.

NOMINATIONS FOR THE PRESTIGIOUS 2011 BUSINESS MUM AWARDS NOW OPEN – http://www.mumsclub.co.uk/awards

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