Thumbsie® Nominated for National Award Third Year in a Row
Will it be third time lucky for Jo Bates, Founder and Owner of Thumbsie® as she reaches the finals in The Best Business Women Awards 2019 in two categories, Best Business Woman in Retail or a Consumer Business and Best Business – her third National Award nomination this year.
Mum of three, Jo founded Thumbsie® 6 years ago when she needed a thumb sucking solution for her youngest daughter. Jo’s embryonic business idea now employs 7 local mums. This February saw her launch her positive thumb sucking book ‘Thumbs up for Ted’s Thumbsie’. The book has been written to accompany the gentle and effective thumb or finger glove Thumbsie® that has proven so effective in helping children to give up sucking.
Jo said, ‘I am thrilled to have been nominated for this prestigious National Award. Thumbsie® is going from strength to strength right now, and that can only mean that we are helping more families to find a gentle and effective way to give up sucking.’
Debbie Gilbert, organiser of The Best Business Women Awards said ‘This is the 5th year of these prestigious awards. 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. Well 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.’
The gala final of The Best Business Women Awards will be held on 11th October 2019 at The Tower Hotel in London when the winners will be announced.