Just wanted to share some exciting news with you…I've only gone and been shortlisted as a finalist by a panel of judges in the MPower National Business Awards!
The Mpower National Business awards recognises and celebrates the achievements of women throughout the UK who are successfully juggling the challenge of starting and growing a business with family life.
Being a finalist means a lot to me firstly, because who doesn't like being up for an award?! secondly, because I'm a finalist in the 'Self Belief' category. This category recognises the dogged persistence that means you keep going even when the odds seem stacked against you. The commitment to keep going when there is no evidence YET that your efforts have paid off.
Rock the Bump pregnant belly casting is now in it's 4th year. I'm the busiest I've ever been, with women from across the UK choosing to work with Rock the Bump and the business expanding with the lovely Debbie having recently completed her training with me and now working as part of my team as a Rock the Bump Belly Cast Artist in West Sussex. I could have thrown in the towel more times than I care to remember but I've always held on to the belief that I could, and would, eventually build a successful business doing something I genuinely LOVE, creating beautiful belly bump and belly bowl keepsake casts for pregnant women.
The winners will be announced on June 23 at the Mpower Gala in London. Wish me luck!
Zoe Keeping - Artist/Owner of Rock the Bump pregnant belly casting, mum to three happy little hooligans, lucky to live with hubby and best friend Ryan in sunny, sunny Bournemouth. Love music, food, festivals, tattoos, real ale, camping, wildlife, flowers, birds, baking and art.