This is just a quick note about the amazing Saturday we had at the national Bizmums Conference and Awards 2015 at The Manor House Hotel in Alsager over this past weekend.
It was such an inspirational event, and so great to be surrounded by so many talented ‘mumpreneurs’ – a bunch of fabulous women balancing running businesses and raising children.
In the morning we heard from Emma Sutton from ‘Naked Presenting’ about being ourselves in our businesses, and in the afternoon Amanda Dodd from Kooger Marketing spoke about using marketing strategies that work for our individual businesses and how to cope with marketing overwhelm! There were some good film recommendations thrown in for good measure too!
Baby Bird Café CIC had been nominated and shortlisted for the Bizmums New Business Award 2015, competing against other new businesses nationally, and I couldn’t believe it when we won – I remember having to ‘tell’ my body to get up and go to receive the award – it was all really surreal!!
And it came as a further surprise to be named Bizmums Overall Mum of the Year 2015! As most people who know me will agree, it’s not very often that I’m speechless, but I was completely lost for words….and I shook….A LOT!!
I know people say this all of the time, but I never win anything, and I didn’t really expect it – I’d hoped we’d win, but it was amazing to be chosen, especially as the competition was so tough!
I still haven’t come down off cloud nine yet (and I’m not planning to anytime soon!) so all that’s left to say is thank you to my wonderful family for believing in me and the business, and thank you to all of the cafes customers and supporters for continuing to help our dream flourish. You’re a fab bunch!
Lots of love,