Women in Business Award 2017: Meet the finalists
These eight female founders are leading fast-growth UK small businesses. Find out who’s nominated for the Women in Business Award
The mini trampoline workout franchise started by Kimberlee Perry that put participants through a series of choregraphed dance routines that burns 700 calories per session. Today, ((BOUNCE)) has 100 franchisees operating from 115 studios and with more than 26,000 people participating in classes every month.
The Sutton branch of domiciliary care franchise Caremark helps adults and children to be as independent and comfortable in their homes as possible. Working with a team of 60, founder Hannah Drury is expecting to hit seven figure revenues next year with profits up by 74%.
Founded by Nikki Cochrane and Kathryn Tyler, Digital Mums is the social media training tool helping upskill mums and support them back into employment. Since launching in 2014, it has sold more than 1,000 training places to students and has worked with over 600 businesses.
This rapidly growing operation has become one of the Capital’s go-to destination for pamper parties. Founded by Kirsten White, the nail bar/ coffee shop/ cocktail bar fusion offers social beauty experiences in Putney, Clapham, Leicester Square, Canary Wharf and Angel, with two new locations set to open in the next six months.
Look Fabulous Forever
Tricia Cusden started Look Fabulous Forever (LFF) to fill the underserved over-55 market after becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of products available for older skin. The start-up has 27,000 customers across the UK, the US and Australia and 150,000 fans across social media.
Mallow & Marsh
Started by Harriot Pleydell-Bouverie in 2013, Mallow & Marsh lays claim to being the largest slab marshmallow brand in the UK. Its products are stocked in more than 3,000 stores nationwide including Starbucks, Sainsburys, Waitrose, Boots, and BP, as well as many independent farm shops, delis and cafes.
Kintija Belska and Monika Ludwiczak’s beauty business provides 3D eyebrow manicures and treatments, offering both an invasive and non-invasive procedure to its customers that last fro 18 months and three weeks respectively. The pair flew 800,000 miles in a year to set up new training centres across the world.
Smith & Sinclair
Melanie Goldsmith and Emile Bernard’s company produces handmade alcoholic sweets using high quality spirits, and locally produced fresh fruit and spices. It has worked with the likes of Secret Cinema, Google and Ted Baker and is now stocked across a range of high street retailers including Harvey Nichols and Fenwicks.