We're celebrating in the studio this week as I (Jenny - Hip Hip Hooray owner/co-founder) won a national business award...

I'm delighted to let you know I was named Online Entrepreneur of the Year in the  Mumpreneur 2014 awards– an accolade that recognises successful online-only businesses owned and run by entrepreneurial parents. This is an extra special accomplishment for us as this particular award was sponsored and presented by online retail giant Amazon.com 

Photo by Kayne Jackson
Amazon UK’s Director of Seller Services Chris Poad presented the award to me. Chris later told the press: “Amazon is delighted to hand Jenny and Hip Hip Hooray the Wired Award. Business owners are crucial to the success of Amazon and we are proud to help them grow their businesses.”

Photo by Kayne Jackson
The Mumpreneur Awards is a national, annual awards ceremony run by Mumpreneur UK, the country’s biggest support network for business and entrepreneurial parents. Thousands of very hard-working, innovative and creative 'mumpreneurs' were nominated for the awards so I am beyond thrilled to have won!

Please let me take the opportunity to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported me on my business journey thus far, particularly my husband (and Hip Hip Hooray co-founer) Emiko, my family, friends, colleagues and not least - YOU! Thanks to every website visitor and customer who has ever put their trust in us, recommended us to a friend or otherwise encouraged us along the way! .... Being in business and juggling family life with 2 little ones can be overwhelming at times, but I can honestly tell you I absolutely love being an entrepreneur and feel so privileged to be one of the lucky few in charge of my own future in this way! I'm really excited for the journey ahead and can't wait to see what's in store for Hip Hip Hooray... We'll keep you posted!