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

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


Crate expectations!
Lottie Clements
The Cosy Canine Company
WOW Winner on 14.12.17

I launched The Cosy Canine Company back in 2015, and my gorgeous Cockapoo Baxter was my inspiration. I had Baxter from an adorable 8-week-old puppy and the whole family were smitten with everything about him. The only downside to having Baxter was the crate in which he slept. It was big, and ugly. Rather than… Read More »

Posted on July 12th, 2017


A taste for success!
Laure Moyle
Pudding Fairy
WOW Winner on 28.09.16

I set up Pudding Fairy back in July 2014. After years of working in the corporate world at a large Global Financial services business and in a publishing company, I spotted a gap in the market for cakes with contrasting textures and bold flavours, as opposed to the usual heavy fondant icing with lots of sugar.… Read More »

Posted on June 28th, 2017


Age doesn’t define you…
Rose Dyson
Pura Cosmetics
WOW Winner on 10.08.17

Hi there! My name is Rose Dyson. I’m a teenage entrepreneur and the proud owner of Pura Cosmetics – a Yorkshire based natural, cruelty-free cosmetics company which specialises in all things lip care! Pura Cosmetics began back in the summer of 2015 at an extremely basic level. At the age of 15 I participated in… Read More »

Posted on June 14th, 2017


How fitness turned my life around
Lee Donald
Lee Donald Personal Training
WOW Winner 18.11.2015

I wasn’t always the strong, positive, healthy person you see in this picture. Smoking from a young age, drinking alcohol more or less every weekend, suffering from depression and insomnia, and battling a serious eating disorder took over my life for the best part of 15 years. I seemed to struggle with my health and… Read More »

Posted on May 31st, 2017


Parties with Style And Success!
Sharon Park
Love Lucia’s Parties
WOW winner on 17.06.15

Love Lucia’s Parties was officially launched in 2010, after it evolved from a previous company I had created, called Love Lucia’s Bakery. We were making high end cupcakes specialising in hand crafted chocolate decorations mainly for corporate clients. Then, when The Great British Bake Off appeared on our screens, the market became saturated with baking… Read More »

Posted on May 17th, 2017


A literary triumph!
Genevieve Yusuf
Jajaja Books
WOW Winner on 21.09.2011

Jajaja Books was one of the first businesses to be named a WOW winner back in 2011, so it’s safe to say our journey has been a long one! Like many other WOW winners, we were a start-up business and not massively accustomed to the world of social media – often sending ourselves tweets by… Read More »

Posted on May 3rd, 2017


Baking to success!
Rhiannon Abbott
The Epsom Bakehouse
WOW Winner 21.09.2016

Setting up my own business came out of the blue. I was unhappy in my former career working in a local government policy unit. Having left a job at the end of 2012, I was temping in an administrative role when I came across a training course called Bread Angels and decided to give it… Read More »

Posted on April 19th, 2017


The ultimate Dog-Spiration!
Kyri
TillyPops
WOW Winner on 04.01.2017

My journey to being a female entrepreneur hasn’t been an easy one, starting when I was just 18 months old when I was diagnosed with childhood Arthritis. I spent much of my childhood and teens in and out of hospital managing my condition, but I never wanted to let it hold me back and it… Read More »

Posted on April 4th, 2017


Loving Your Home and Loving WOW!
Karen Bolton
Love Your Home Interiors
WOW winner on 17.08.2016

I became a WOW winner in August last year and I was more than delighted! My small business, Love Your Home Interiors, had only been set up in June the same year so I never really expected to win. It took a while to get to that point in June, however, hard work and determination… Read More »

Posted on March 21st, 2017


My Business baby!
Lara Bishop
Corporate Baby
WOW winner on 19.03.2014

Corporate Baby was born in 2006 when we identified a big gap in the market; Corporate Companies were looking to reward staff at one of the most important time of their lives, however they had no idea how to do this or where to go!  They needed a supplier who would take all the pain away… Read More »

Posted on March 7th, 2017


A Barking Business Success!
Amanda Hodges
Puddy Pooch Boutique
Wow Winner on: 30.09.2015

PuddyPooch Boutique started in May 2011 purely by chance and a love for something that is dear to all our hearts… dogs and cats!  Indeed, as I’m writing this I have an 8 week old Miniature Dachshund puppy on my lap! PuddyPooch was started purely by accident as, whilst in a shop that sold pet… Read More »

Posted on February 20th, 2017