Awards, Press and Media for Baby and Tots Boutique
30th November 2016
Woman in business award for mumpreneur
Local mumpreneur Alison Harper wins a Woman in Business Award from Jacqueline Gold CBE, CEO of Ann Summers.
Jacqueline launched a campaign to support women in business, an area she is incredibly passionate about. Women On Wednesday, or #WOW, takes place every Wednesday and is run through Jacqueline’s twitter page. Each week Jacqueline encourages female business owners to tweet her using the #WOW hash tag along with their business name and a short overview of what they do.
Jacqueline receives in excess of 200+ business each week and then selects her three top entries for that week and re-tweets them to her followers (currently over 56,800).
Jacqueline Gold "When selecting my winners, I look for businesses that are interesting, have strong brand values and that have potential to grow and succeed in their industry. Baby & Tots Boutique seemed to fill this criteria perfectly, which is why I had no hesitation when picking them as one of my winners. I look forward to watching how their business develops!”
Alison Harper said, “I am so pleased that Jacqueline Gold has awarded my business her WOW Award for female entrepreneurs. We are a new business and recognition from a successful woman will indeed raise our profile and increase our customer base".
The #WOW campaign is very much about celebrating women in business and the ever growing number of women who are starting their own business. Jacqueline stays in regular contact with all of the #WOW winners, offering advice where needed and also asking for regular updates as to how the winners are doing. Babyandtots.co.uk has seen an increase in Twitter and website visits since the award was received.
Local mumpreneur wins a small business award from Theo Paphitis
A Beaconsfield based online firm has received a business boost from Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis. Last week, Alison Harper owner of Baby & Tots Boutique tweeted Theo about her business during ‘Small Business Sunday’ and was one of six weekly winners to gain a retweet by Theo to his 500,000 Twitter followers. The weekly initiative, set up by Theo in 2010, now has 1700 #SBS winners and supports small businesses in the UK.
Business and retail entrepreneur and self-confessed Shopkeeper, Theo re‐tweeted Alison Harper’s message to his almost 500,000 followers and as a result, www.babyandtots.co.uk
has over 100 more followers and extra orders for their preloved children’s clothes. They are also profiled on the #SBS website (www.theopaphitissbs.com) that is exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.
Alison Harper said, “Wow, I can’t believe I’ve won this award. We have only been in business 6 months and can’t believe my new business has been recognised by such a high profile entrepreneur. It is great to have support from Theo because it’s been tough trying to raise our profile and Theo has recognised our hard work and helped spread the word about what we do to his following.”
Small business champion and Ryman Stationery, Robert Dyas and Boux Avenue Chairman, Theo Paphitis, said: “We are thrilled to welcome new #SBS members every week and highlight just how important it is to support our small businesses here in the UK. My vision is that everyone who has ever won an #SBS re-tweet from me becomes part of a friendly club; like-minded individuals who can share successes and learnings. The website and Shop #SBS will also give a valuable profile to the winners chosen and I wish Baby & Tots Boutique every success.”
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