WOW Winners Blog

Welcome to the WOW blog!

This is a blog that has been set up to celebrate all the wonderful WOW winners and their inspirational stories. Setting up a business is a huge achievement, and the WOW community are a group of fearless, inspiring and hard working women and I hope you enjoy reading about their experiences as much as I do!

Jacqueline x

From One-On-One Training to My Very Own Tribe
Rebecca Lockwood
Her Success Tribe
WOW Winner on 15.08.2015

The idea for my business, ‘Her Success Tribe’, first came about whilst I was coaching women to move past challenges and move forward in business. I noticed that there are so many women who are ready to step up in the world of business, but lacked the funds and resources to be able to do… Read More »

Posted on January 24th, 2018


From the Classroom to the Kitchen
Liz Wilson
MA BAKER
WOW winner on 14.12.16

My name is Liz Wilson and my business is Ma Baker – an award winning micro bakery in the heart of Fulham. I bake, sell, and deliver real bread to the good people of SW6. I also run a range of highly acclaimed Bread Courses, which are listed as one of the top 3 classes… Read More »

Posted on January 10th, 2018


A business for your big day
Tina Reading
Ultimate Wedding Digital
WOW Winner on 21.08.14

In October 2011 we launched Ultimate Wedding Magazine. Originally print, we quickly evolved and launched Ultimate Wedding Digital – the world’s only fully interactive wedding magazine in 2013. As well as reading inspirational articles and features, our readers can also engage with wedding-related video content and products which they can tap-to-buy in seconds. We connect… Read More »

Posted on December 6th, 2017


How my big day led to a business
Emma Taylor
Paperless Wedding
07.09.2016

I launched ‘Paperless Wedding’ with my husband while living in New Zealand back in 2009 – a year after our big day. The idea came about whilst we were planning our wedding and talked about sending our invitations out digitally. We had friends and family living all over the world, so sending online invitations would… Read More »

Posted on November 15th, 2017


Growing My Business From Economy To First Class
Helen Hutchings
What to Wear on Holiday
WOW Winner 03.12.2014

At www.whattowearonholiday.com  we believe travel is liberating when you pack light and pack right. We are an online resource for people who love to travel, and who appreciate that the benefits of travel can be enhanced by keeping packing to a minimum. We have free downloadable packing lists, country specific advice, product recommendations, a shop,… Read More »

Posted on November 3rd, 2017


How I started my tasty trade…
Paula Wilkinson
Mums Bake Cakes
WOW winner on 11.08.16

The concept for Mums Bake Cakes started when I was sourcing a gift for my beautiful niece Davina. At the time she was battling cancer, and enjoyed spending her days with family and friends, sampling cakes at various cafes. Trinkets and flowers didn’t feel like an appropriate present, so I wanted to send her a… Read More »

Posted on October 18th, 2017


How Dreams Come True
Amanda Tooke
The Angel Mystic
WOW Winner on 22.06.16

My name is Amanda Tooke – The Angel Mystic. I am a Spiritual Life Coach, Author, and creator of The MAP (Manifesting Abundance Process). I became a WOW winner in June 2016, but my entrepreneurial journey started long before then when I ran a beauty salon and sunbed studio at the age of 17. My… Read More »

Posted on October 4th, 2017


Crafting my way to success
Louise Daniel
And So to Shop
WOW Winner on 01.03.17

I launched my business ‘And so to Shop’ – an online marketplace, showcasing and promoting independent UK suppliers – in July this year. It is the final piece in my plan to bring handmade items and inspiration to people who love something a little bit different. My aim has always been to help small, independent… Read More »

Posted on September 20th, 2017


A sweet success story…
Philippa Askham & Tanya Mitchell
Sweetpea Pantry
WOW winner on 07.08.13

We have been best friends since the age of 5, followed each other around the world from Sydney, to New York and then London, and so some 30 (ahem) years later in 2014, it seemed fitting to launch a business together. Like many women, having children was the catalyst to start our business as we… Read More »

Posted on September 6th, 2017


The law of success
Elle Hosie
Elletrepreneur
WOW winner on 12.07.17

I launched Elletrepreneur in 2015 with the aim to use technology to streamline legal services and provide startups and SMEs with affordable, bespoke drafted legal contracts for their business, whilst giving a friendly, personable service. I studied law at University, so have always been very passionate about startups and new businesses. After university, I worked… Read More »

Posted on August 23rd, 2017


A neat way to do business
Zoe Short
SoSorted
WOW Winner on 17.05.17

I launched SoSorted in February 2017, after many months of planning. Prior to this I had been working in Further Education for 15 years and felt it was time for a change. It all started when I turned 40. I started to review my life and ask questions about what I wanted (and didn’t want)… Read More »

Posted on August 9th, 2017


Making the grade!
Little Learners
Rachel Fay
WOW Winner on 30.11.16

My name is Rachel Fay and I am the Director of Little Learners. Our mission at Little Learners is very simple: help every child to make their mark! How do we do this? Well, the business offers unique and exciting mark making (early writing) classes, events, and parties, all devised by a qualified primary teacher.… Read More »

Posted on July 25th, 2017