Local “Mumpreneur” Reaches Finals of National Business Awards
Local mum, and entrepreneur, Jessamine Hislop-Newton, has earned herself a place in the final line-up of The Mumpreneur Awards, an annual ceremony aimed at celebrating parents throughout the UK who manage the difficult task of juggling business with family life. The mother of 5 from Melksham, runs Little Pickles Markets, a business organising and running baby and children’s nearly new sales, where parents can buy and sell good quality clothes and equipment.
Jessamine has been shortlisted for the Best Green Business Award, which is open to businesses that are ethical and is making a difference in the world with it's eco-friendly products and services, or the business with the most unique way of keeping it green.
Having launched Little Pickles Markets in September 2010, the business has grown and now covers over 30 venues. Named after the pet name my late Grandad (a resourceful recycler) had given me and my siblings as children. This is very apt as even though we are helping parents save much need money, our markets also help perfectly good items find new homes and not ending up in landfill, so having a positive effect on our children's environment and future. Jessamine hopes to she has what it takes to walk away with the prize.
As well as being shortlisted for this category, Jessamine is also in with a chance of winning the title of The Inspirational Business Mum 2013, sponsored by The Formations Company, which will be awarded to the mum who is an inspiration to all women in business, and could walk away with a fantastic prize.
Having reached the finals of The Mumpreneur Awards, Jessamine said “I am delighted to have been recognised for my achievements in organising and running Little Pickles Markets, and I'm really excited to find out if I've won the award!”
Judging Jessamine’s entry will be a panel of top entrepreneurs including former Dragon and Mumpreneur Hilary Devey, but she'll have to wait until 28th September, when the winners will be announced at The Mumpreneur Conference and Awards, being held at the Holiday Inn in Birmingham.
To find out more about Little Pickles Markets local events, please visit Jessamine’s website www.littlepicklesmarkets.co.uk