WiRE Member business shortlisted for national awards!

Posted: 27th October 2015

Carmarthenshire mum, WiRE Member and founder of Ferry Cake Marketing and PR has been shortlisted for the Networking Mum of the Year award.

The business founder, Michelle Beer is delighted to have been shortlisted for the “Networking Mum of the Year” award at this year’s Bizmums Awards.

The BizMums Awards, a national award have been established to recognise the hard work and achievement of mums in business across the country.  Bizmums is a Social Enterprise offering a community based support network for the mums in business who have felt frustrated, isolated and unsupported in their business. Each Year Bizmums holds a conference and awards to recognise the hard work and achievements of mums. This year’s award is being held in Alsager, Cheshire on 17th October.

Michelle Beer said, ” The business first two years marketing strategy is to focus on raising its brand profile within the local business arena.  To do this, networking is a large part of its day to day activities.  Currently, networking and related opportunity activities takes up almost 30% of the business time.  On average, 6-10 local networking events and attendance to other business and industry events such as relevant conferences and training are attended every month, where networking, building relationships and raising the brand profile takes place. I really enjoy networking and getting to know the many local people and businesses in the area.  I am absolutely thrilled to be recognised for the contributions I make during networking, at the same time balancing these events with the demands of being a mum of 3 and running a developing business. ”

Becca Rosenthal of Rivki Rose Training, co-host of Women in Networking Llanelli breakfast (Llanelli’s first women networking breakfast group) said “Having only entered the business world myself recently, I wasn’t very familiar with the concept of network events for business growth. Seeing Michelle’s passion and enthusiasm for networking encouraged me to visit a few. She identified the need for one in our local area of Llanelli and together we conducted a scoping exercise to identify if there was a need for a women’s network – and indeed there was.

The network is pan-sector, bringing together private businesses and the private and third sectors. It’s fantastic to watch businesses grow through making contact and building relationships at the network meetings.

It wouldn’t have been possible without Michelle’s commitment to developing a safe space where women can build their businesses and support each other in the process. I’m looking forward to seeing this network grow and flourish under her influence.”