Beth supports the team by taking on tasks which are vital to the smooth running and delivery of the Mums Enterprise Roadshow but take away time from other core tasks such as sales, marketing and design. Beth runs her own virtual assistant business and is also available to work with other clients check out her Facebook page here.
"I love being my own boss it’s the best move I made, having worked in administration for the last 25 years I have gained experience in all aspects of admin, and now doing it this way, I have the advantage of working with lots of different people doing lots of different work which is why I am excited to be part of the team of Mums Enterprise. Lindsey and Lucy’s passion and enthusiasm shines through, it is so rewarding watching it come to fruition for them and a pleasure for me to know that I am part of the team helping give Mums the confidence they deserve to be recognised as a working Mum."
It was a result of attending the Mums Enterprise Roadshow as a visitor in Brighton back in February 2017 that gave Jo the confidence to use her experience and expertise to launch her own business and is now Founder of Marketing for Mums, providing marketing services for mums in business helping them to launch & grow. Jo managed our social media throughout the latter half of 2017 but now we are thrilled to bring Jo on board as our Marketing Manager and is responsible for managing marketing planning, takes the lead on some exciting campaigns and makes sure our amazing exhibitors get seen and heard pre and post events.
Jo is so passionate about helping mums #shootforthemoon and has a huge breadth of marketing expertise to draw from. She was a perfect fit for the growing demands of the business, working on a remote, flexible basis around the demands of family and whilst growing her Marketing for Mums business.
“After nearly 20 years working in Marketing for large corporate technology businesses I decided things needed to change. I always enjoyed my job and the people I worked with were great, however I wanted to be there for my girls guilt free; be there for the school run, attend their Christmas Concerts or Sports Days, help in their class rooms or on school trips if I wanted to and so I began looking for inspiration on what I could do to make the change.
It was at that time I saw a Facebook advert about the Mums Enterprise Roadshow and immediately booked my ticket; content and speakers looked great and it was free to go, what’s there to loose? Attending that was truly the lightbulb moment for me. I was blown away by the amount of support out there that I didn’t know even existed and inspired by the many talented, hard working women I met who had or were making changes in their lives to benefit them and their families. If they can do it, why can’t I?
It struck me that my passion is working with Small and Medium sized businesses and in particular Mums who are in the same boat as me and so I decided to take a leap into the Freelance World. What better place to start than join the Mums Enterprise Roadshow team, who gave me the push in the first place to make the change? I am so excited to be working with Lindsey and Lucy and look forward to helping them with their ambitious plans ahead #mumsonamission #shootforthemoon”.
Lindsey's professional passion has always been events ever since she was an apprentice at just 16 for an exhibition event organiser. Fast forward 14 years and she launched her own event management company instead of returning to her city job as a Marketing Manager, it was that experience that led her to the idea for the Mums Enterprise Roadshow. She had experienced the conundrem herself about what to do about work after maternity leave and could see and hear women all around her experiencing the same and decided an event was the perfect solution and so the mission to the moon commenced.
“I just love organising events, it takes such a variety of skills and no event is ever the same, I think I thrive off the pressure and enjoy learning new skills and overcoming new challenges every day. Mums Enterprise is now in its third year and never did I imagine that one day my show would be at Olympia, if I say it out loud I have to pinch myself. This just proves the demand and need for a show such as this, the only event of its kind which is spearheading and facilitating a movement. My aim is to prove that these exhibitions change lives for the better, have had a direct positive impact on the UK economy and is a stage for game changers. I was crazy enough to have my second baby in June 2017 but enjoy the freedom of working from home, all us mums need is to manage our own working diary and we are set, I am also thrilled that this business that started as an idea is now helping others mums not only attendees but those who are now working with us as part of our growing team. Just amazing.
This is our life, our mission as we #shootforthemoon and take thousands of mums on the journey with us."
Lucy boarded the Mums Enterprise as Creative Director early on when the idea was just that, an idea. Lucy brought the whole concept to life. After the initial 'moon board' made Lindsey cry with joy, something clicked into place. Soon after she decided that if she was going anywhere with her creative career, it might as well be 'to the moon' and she became Lindsey's official business partner in 2015.
"After two years working with Lindsey to create and deliver these events I am delighted with the way the mission is taking shape. With no prior event experience it was certainly an eye-opener to discover how much work goes into each show. But seeing the impact they are having on our attendees makes all the hard work worth it. There is nothing quite like hearing feedback from another hardworking mum, saying that attending one of our events has helped changed their life for the better. When I started out as a lowly advertising production assistant 17 years ago, the dream was to become a graphic designer. I never imagined that I would be part of such a worthwhile and important mission."
Pamela joined Mums Enterprise in January 2018 to help them with their PR and marketing campaigns. She has over 10 years’ experience working across a variety of industry sectors. As a mum of two, Pam made the jump and set up her own business; Four PR and Marketing following the birth of her second son, Arlo.
“After having children, my life changed in ways that I never thought it would. For the first couple of years of motherhood I struggled to balance a successful career with my natural instincts to be there for my children as much as I could be. I spent so many sleepless nights feeling stressed that I was not achieving my full potential in anything because I was being pulled in so many directions. I was cutting meetings short to make it back in time for nursery pick ups and dreading the frequent international travel that my job entailed.
After a great deal of thought and a very firm push in the right direction from my husband, I quit my 9-5 and set up my own Public Relations and Marketing company. It has been both one of the scariest and rewarding things that I have ever done in my life (a bit like motherhood itself!). I now work my life around my children and actually feel that I am more productive than I have even been because the flexibility it affords, allows me to structure my work around my family.
Following an introduction from a mutual friend and business contact, I connected with Lindsey and instantly fell in love with the Mums Enterprise brand and everything that it stands for. As a mum who has walked this walk herself and battled with the myriad of challenges that a working mum faces, I am so proud to be working for a businesses that is dedicated to helping mothers like me #shootforthemoon and realise their full potential”