At the end of 2012 and the second year of the WOW campaign, Jacqueline chose three of the year’s #WOW winners to be the overall winners for the year. These women were invited to join Jacqueline for a mentoring lunch at The Ivy in London. Below you can find more details on the three businesses that won.
Zoe Alexander UK
Zoe Alexander was founded by Adriana Walkington and her husband Steve. When pregnant with their first child, both Adriana and Steve wanted to start new careers that would allow them to spend as much time with their baby and each other as possible and with Adriana harbouring a long-time dream to be a fashion designer, the idea for Zoe Alexander maternity clothing was born.
The brand sells a large range of designer maternity wear through its website, with all items being manufactured in the UK and of the highest design and quality. The brand has also recently launched a unique made to measure service which allows women to find that truly perfect fit. The brand has seen on-going success since launching and is continually designing and developing new styles for its customers.
Zoe Alexander were #WOW winners on 15th December 2012
Twitter – @ZoeAlexanderUK
Scruffy Little Cat
Scruffy Little Cat was founded in 2007 by Sharon Sumpton and is a family run boutique offering a mix of gift and home accessories. Sharon prides herself on providing considered, thoughtful and gorgeous gifts that are the perfect treat for yourself or gift for a loved one.
With personalised items being a key part of the online boutiques offering, the site offers many beautiful items that can be personalised, including lovingly handmade original cards that can be personalised to suit any occasion. In addition, the product the site is most well-known for is the original “Scruffy Little Cat Bag” which has been seen on the arm of many people, celebrities included! The brand continues to go from strength to strength offering a personalisation service for many of its products and an ever changing variety of products for customers.
Scruffy Little Cat were #WOW winners on 3rd October 2012
Twitter – @ScruffyLilCat
Juniors Pantry was founded by Kate Finch in 2011 after Kate made the decision follow a love of cooking she had harboured for many years. After spotting that there were no products on the market that solved the dilemma of giving your children quick, tasty and nutritious meals Kate went about developing a range of ready meals that would provide just this.
Using friends and family as recipe testers, Kate spent time developing a range of meals that would be targeted at primary school aged children and contain less salt, sugar and additives than the adult ready meals on the market. The testing phase was a success and the one pot meals were quickly snapped up by national grocery chain Waitrose who now stock the products across a selection of stores. The business continues to go from strength to strength with Kate continually developing new product lines and working to secure further grocery stockists across the UK.
Juniors Pantry were #WOW winners on 27th September 2012
Twitter – @juniorspantry