Peterborough based Mum, and business owner, Alison Harrod, has earned herself a place in the final line-up of The Mpower National Business Awards, prestigious awards celebrating parents throughout the UK who manage the difficult task of juggling business with family life.
Founder of Bursting with Potential, mother of a 10-month-old from Peterborough, Alison is an Occupational Therapist and runs a children’s therapy service delivering OT and specialist interventions to children and young people 0-25 with additional needs, neuro-developmental conditions and acquired brain injury.
Alison has been shortlisted for the Vision category. “A clear vision is key in helping you to achieve goals and pursue your dreams, dreams to bring equality to those who need it, to bring ease into people’s lives, to change beliefs and ideas across the nation”.
As well as being shortlisted for this category, Alison is also in with a chance of winning the title of Mpower Woman Of The Year 2019, which will be awarded to the Mum who is an inspiration to all women in business, and could walk away with a fantastic prize of a scholarship on the Mpower Business Accelerator (M.B.A.) programme.
Having reached the finals of The Mpower National Business Awards, Alison said “I never saw myself as running a business, but aimed to use my knowledge and experience to fill a gap in the available provision for families locally, to provide them with the support and intervention they need. I was overwhelmed and humbled to find out I was a finalist. Just to be nominated was an honour. Life can be difficult when juggling motherhood and running a business, but it goes to show that having a vision and following your dreams pays off. I do it for the families that I help and support, seeing their child progress is what motivates me daily.”
“There are a lot of awards out there, and we are proud about what makes these awards, and the women who enter, different!” said Nicola Huelin, multi-award winning business coach, founder of the Mpower awards, and mum to four children with her partner Graham. “We are so proud of all these women who are changing the business landscape, while raising and inspiring the generations of the future. We believe their efforts and successes in overcoming the unique challenges of combining business and motherhood, particularly in those first few years when it’s the hardest, deserve to be recognised and celebrated.”
Judging Alison’s entry will be a panel of top parent entrepreneurs but she’ll have to wait until 29th June, when the winners will be announced at The Mpower Gala, being held at the VOX Conference Centre in Birmingham.
The Mpower Gala has been called The Networking Party Of The Year and is open to all entrepreneurs and business owners for an evening of networking, inspiration and celebration.Tickets can be purchased through the Mpower website, where you’ll find a range of resources and information for mums in business www.mpowerawards.com