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Local ‘Mumpreneur’ reaches finals of national business awards

LOCAL mum, and entrepreneur, Hayley Whitten, has earned herself a place in the final line-up of The Mumpreneur Awards, an annual ceremony aimed at celebrating parents throughout the UK who manage the difficult task of juggling business with family life.

The mother of one from Frome runs paymynanny. net – a website focusing on supporting families that employ a nanny; processing their payroll and assisting with employment law matters.

Hayley has been shortlisted for the Best Supporting Business Award, sponsored by Get Mentoring, which is open to businesses that provide an accessible support system to others. Having launched paymynanny.net service in March 2010 and created a website that supports families with their employer obligations when they hire a nanny, Hayley hopes she has what it takes to walk away with the prize.

As well as being shortlisted for this category, Hayley is also in with a chance of winning the title of The Inspirational Business Mum 2012, sponsored by Viking, which will be awarded to the mum who is an inspiration to all women in business, and could walk away with a  prize.

Having reached the finals of The Mumpreneur Awards, Hayley said, “I am delighted to have been recognised for my achievements; any mum in business will tell you how difficult it is to juggle home and work commitments, as a single mother too it brings added challenges and if I do manage to walk away with the award, it’ll be dedicated to all the mumpreneurs out there giving their all for them and their families!”

Judging Hayley’s entry will be a panel of top entrepreneurs including Glamour Magazine’s editor-in-chief, Jo Elvin, but she’ll have to wait until 30th September, when the winners will be announced at The Mumpreneur Conference, sponsored by Sage One, being held at the Heart of England Conference Centre in Warwickshire.

This event is open to all parents who juggle family and business, and also for those interested in taking the plunge and starting up. Tickets prices start at just £40, and can be purchased through the Mumpreneur UK website, where you’ll find a whole range of resources and information for business mums, www.mumpreneuruk.com.

To find out more about PayMyNanny, please visit Hayley’s website www. paymynanny.net.