“Inspirational Business Mum of the Year” Award for Author and Entrepreneur

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“Inspirational Business Mum of the Year” Award for Author and Entrepreneur

Antonia Chitty has been awarded the “Inspirational Business Mum of the Year” Award at this weekend’s Mumpreneur Conference in Birmingham. She says, “It is great to be recognized for the work I do to help women start and develop their own businesses. Running my own enterprise has made an enormous difference to my life and I’m passionate about inspiring others to succeed. I’m very proud to be the ‘Inspirational Business Mum of the Year’”

The Sussex-based entrepreneur started her PR own business seven years ago after the birth of her daughter so that she could work flexibly. Since then, Antonia’s business has grown and expanded, as has her family. Antonia runs Family Friendly Working, a site packed with ideas for anyone who wants a flexible way to work which grew out of one of her first books. She has written eight business, health and parenting books. Her latest release is The Mumpreneur Guide, a practical workbook for any woman who wants to start a business that fits in with the family. She is mum to Daisy, 7, Jay, 3 and Kit, 6months.

ENDS

Contact details:
Lindsey Collumbell, Bojangle Communications on T: 01372 274975 / M: 0771 7744719 / E: lindsey@bojangle.co.uk
Antonia Chitty, author of The Mumpreneur Guide on T: 01424 810 272 M: 07900 580 668 E: mail@antoniachitty.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

1. There are an estimated 167,353 self-employed mums working from home in the UK
2. The Mumpreneur Guide, by Antonia Chitty, (Published by ACPR): ISBN 9780955534522 Price £18.00 (1st September 2009). Read to book to find out about:
• Getting a great business idea
• How to start a business
• Business planning and organization
• Business finance
• Finding customers
• Business on the web
• Looking after your life
• Taking your business to the next level

3. Antonia Chitty has run her own PR business since the birth of her daughter in 2002. She took advantage of being on maternity leave with her son in 2006 to write her first book, and combined writing and PR until taking a break to have her third child earlier this year. She lives on the Sussex coast.
4. Antonia has written a number of books (Family Friendly Working, What to do when your child hates school, Special Educational Needs: A Parent’s Guide, Insomnia: The Essential Guide, Commercial Writing: How to Earn a Living as a Business Writer and A Guide to Promoting Your Business). She also runs a successful blog, http://www.familyfriendlyworking.co.uk
5. For more about Antonia’s work and to receive her free monthly newsletter of practical tips and case studies, go to http://www.themumpreneurguide.co.uk

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