Best Business Women Awards 2017 Finalists announced

The Best Business Women Awards have announced their finalists today for 2017. The business world is full of talented and dedicated female entrepreneurs who not only run successful businesses but in many cases also juggle the needs of their families. The Best Business Women Awards are designed to recognise the achievement of those women across a wide range of business categories and is open to any female business owner UK wide.

Local businesswoman and mum of three girls, Jo Bates from Thumbsie Ltd, has been shortlisted as a finalist in two categories “Best Online Business” and “Best Retail/Consumer Business. Thumbsie® like to help children in a positive way to stop thumb and finger sucking. Based in Wendover in the UK we custom make fabric, fun & comfy thumb & finger guards. Suited to children 3-12 yrs who want to stop sucking but need help!

Debbie Gilbert, organiser of The Best Business Women Awards said ‘We were delighted with the number of entries this year, which came in from all over the UK. This is a tough competition judged by business experts. To be a finalist is a major achievement. Finalists have been selected for their business acumen, determination, creativity and tenacity. Over 80% of start-ups fail in the first 3 years and all our finalists are all shining examples of being successful entrepreneurs who have proved their success to our judges.’

Jo Bates of Thumbsie Ltd said “ Having built the business up in the last 4 years whilst raising three children It is such an honour to be recognised in these prestigious awards. I am very looking forward to meeting all the other female entrepreneurs at the final and of course I will be having my fingers crossed for Thumbsie.”

The gala final of The Best Business Women Awards will be held on 12th October 2017 at Tewin Bury Farm, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, the winners will be announced at the final.