Working mums in Fife, Edinburgh and the Lothians are being encouraged to enter this year’s mumandworking awards, which are now open for nominations.
They’re invited to nominate themselves or someone they know in one or more of the following categories, which are free to enter.
Business Parent of the Year sponsored by: NatWest
Open to any parent who has founded their own business and is a shining example of how running a business alongside a family works! Judges will be looking for examples of successful, parent-run businesses going places!
Most Inspiring Business Parent 2016 sponsored by: Swimkidz
For any parent running a flexible business who has truly struggled against adversity and many challenges and still triumphed against the odds
Start-up Business of the Year sponsored by: Build14me.com
For any business trading for three years or less (from January 2016) & whose founder is a parent operating within a family-friendly, flexible model. Judges are looking for a successful business concept, positive early trading figures, forecasts etc.
Best ‘Direct Sales’ Independent Representative 2016
Open to any direct sales representative who can show the judges proven success in terms of business growth/revenues, as well as being an inspiration to other sellers or team members through their flexible working model.
Flexible Business of the Year sponsored by: Mess Around
Open to any company/business/charity/operation actively promoting exceptionally family-friendly & flexible working for their male & female employees. What makes these businesses stand out from the crowd? (Franchisors should be nominated in their category)
Flexible Employee/Team Member of the Year
For companies, colleagues & associates to nominate an individual who clearly demonstrates how flexible terms can bring out the best in individuals – benefiting employers, families & customers (franchisees should be nominated in their category)
Franchisor of the Year sponsored by: Insure With Max
Open to any franchisor who actively promotes exceptionally family-friendly and flexible working policies to its franchisees. VOTED CATEGORY
Franchisee of the Year
For companies, colleagues, staff & parents to nominate a franchisee who clearly demonstrates how a flexible franchise can bring out the best in individuals – benefiting the businesses as well as positively impacting on family life and customer experience
Best International Flexible Business
For any UK-based business exporting or operating overseas operating with a family-friendly, flexible working model
Best use of technology or innovation within a family-friendly, flexible business
For any business/charity/company or operation utilising technology or new innovations to facilitate flexible working – either for themselves or their team – APPS, multi-functional websites, online communication systems etc.
Best Charity Offering Flexible Working sponsored by: The Creation Station
For any charity or CIC offering home-based work, teleworking or other flexible employment. Must be a registered charity or equivalent.
Working Parent Blogger of the Year sponsored by: Amanda’s Action Club
For bloggers commenting on both parenting and business with inspiring topical content for other working parents. – VOTED CATEGORY
Best Flexible Recruitment Agency
For a business helping recruiters and job seekers find a flexi work solution. Making a real difference for job searching parents offering job share or special hours.
High-Profile Working Parent of the Year
For a Mum or Dad in the public eye or the media who juggles parenting and their high-profile role – VOTED CATEGORY
Sponsorship packages are also available.