Mums achieve great things with us. We’re so proud of all our graduates. We would like to share their successes with you, so you can see how our training is changing lives and inspiring mums just like you.
Tanaz’s Story

Tanaz’s Story

After a challenging four years after the birth of Tanaz's precious premature son, she knew it was time to start creating art once again and make it her business, but needed a helping hand knowing where to start... My name is Tanaz Assefi. I am originally from...

Sara’s Story

Sara’s Story

I am using so many new skills and techniques from the course in my business and already seeing great results! Our Digital Promotion Course gave Sara the confidence and skills to move the business to another level! Read her full story here and there's even a special...

Claire’s Story

Claire’s Story

Claire's shyness and lack of self-confidence was holding her back from moving her accountancy business to the next level. With a little help from successful mums the numbers are now adding up! I'm Claire, I have two ridiculously active kids - Alice who is 6 and George...

Carrie’s Story

Carrie’s Story

Carrie’s passion for travel takes her on a business journey Travel has always been Carrie’s passion and it shows through every aspect of her business. Before having children, Carrie was previously an air stewardess so appreciated the importance of putting customers...

Emily’s Story

Emily’s Story

Being a 'pandemic parent' wasn't the best start to motherhood for Emily, along with that and other challenges, she was more determined to start her own business within her community. After looking to Successful Mums for advice she has turned her dreams into reality....

Janine’s Story

Janine’s Story

Read how we helped 5 star Successful Mum Janine get her shine back and start her own business through our Business Coaching I had seen the Academy’s Business Coaching Course advertised and initially thought it would be just the guidance I...

Jana’s Story

Jana’s Story

We spoke to Bromley mum, Jana about how our Digital Promotion Course helped her build an online presence for her events business during the pandemic and now has a clear vision to keep it growing! I have had many different jobs in the past, mainly in customer-focused...

Nicola’s Story

Nicola’s Story

Lockdown didn’t stop this Mum of 2 expand her fitness business. With a lot of hard work and a little help from Successful Mums, Nicola's business is thriving. WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND PRE-CHILDREN? I worked in corporate fitness for Nuffield Health, in London, most of...

Ashleigh’s Story

Ashleigh’s Story

Ashleigh Shea, mum to two lovely girls was one of our first Successful Mum Graduates, completing the Business Start-up Course back in April 2015. It has been amazing to watch her business grow from strength to strength. We are thrilled to see Ashleigh achieving...

Gigi’s Story

Gigi’s Story

Mum of two, Gigi, was ready to jump-start her business idea, so turned to Successful Mums to help her take it to the next level. What is your background pre children?  Before my two girls, I was working in the City of London as a Management Consultant for one of...

Emma’s Story

Emma’s Story

Find out how our Business Start-up Course gave Emma the confidence she needed to move her coaching business forward. I am Emma and I am a certified Life Coach at Emma Burnett Coaching. I work with women who are looking at the challenges in their lives and provide a...

Anne’s Story

Anne’s Story

Mum of Two, Anne, needed help to promote her business and get her products seen. After completing our course she is now ready to put her learning into practice... What is your background pre-children? Before starting my family, I was a fashion/textile designer. I...

Simone’s Story

Simone’s Story

Having her son made Simone rethink her career choice and retrained as a Baby Massage and Yoga Instructor. Now this award nominated, businesswoman has found her ‘why’ and is promoting our Digital Course. What is your background pre-children? For over 15 years I worked...

Louise’s Story

Louise’s Story

Mum of 3, Louise had always valued learning and improving her skills, so when she saw our Digital and Social Media course advertised she knew that was what she needed to make her business a success. What is your background pre-children? I worked as an account handler...

Dagmara’s Story

Dagmara’s Story

Having spent time raising her family, Dagmara struggled to reengage with the job market. With the high cost of childcare and difficulties in finding a paid job as a graduated therapist, she made the decision to start her own business. Read how Successful Mums gave...

Cheryl’s Story

Cheryl’s Story

Where are you now? Meet Cheryl,  a true Ambassador for Successful Mums. An amazing lady I met nearly 5 years ago when she attended our course and we have enjoyed watching her confidence and business fly! Here Cheryl shares her Successful Mums journey.. "I truly...

Ronke’s Story

Ronke’s Story

Talking her way to the top! Ronke Kokoruwe is a mum on a mission to make us all more confident and effective communicators. The former lawyer hit the ground running when she launched iVerbalize, her public speaking and communications business, in 2017. Yet despite a...

Caroline’s Story

Caroline’s Story

Perks of the Job Find out how our Business Start-up Course gave Caroline the confidence she needed to move her VA business forward… I had actually ‘launched’ my business shortly before attending the Successful Mums Business Start-Up Course. I’d met some local Virtual...

Rachel’s Story

Rachel’s Story

Sweet dreams of success for Teepee Team’s Rachel New business owner Rachel was so inspired by her family’s fun-filled birthday parties and camping trips that she set up Teepee Team, a luxury sleepover party company. Here, Rachel explains how Successful Mums helped...

Mercedes’ Story

Mercedes’ Story

Teacher to business owner Starting the Business Start-up Course turned out to be one of the best decisions of her life! Find out how a leap of faith has paid off for Successful Mum Graduate Mercedes in her fabulous interview… Can you tell me a bit about your business...

Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Pawesome Business Idea leads her to Successsful Mums! Social media is such an inherent part of our everyday lives that we barely register a thought when using it. It is well documented how it has changed the fabric of our society as well as the way we...

Emma’s Story

Emma’s Story

I stopped procrastinating and started my dream business Mama + Max founder Emma Chamberlain had been toying with the idea for her contemporary online baby store for years but something always seemed to get in the way. Here, she explains how Successful Mums helped her...

Rebecca’s Story

Rebecca’s Story

Rebecca turned a passion for fashion into her dream business  When Rebecca Ffrancon gave her career a makeover last year, it was all about doing something she loved. Here, Rebecca talks about how Successful Mums helped her launch her personal styling business – and...

Maninder’s Story

Maninder’s Story

Maninder ups her game with Successful Mums When the time came to expand her digital marketing business, Maninder Kaur turned to Successful Mums to help her take the next steps. Here, the Facebook advertising expert explains how our Business Start-up Diploma helped...

Luci’s Story

Luci’s Story

Meet Luci, a Successful Mum who completed her Business Start-up Course 3 years ago! Since then, Luci’s photography business has gone from strength to strength working with a range of clients in Bromley, London and the wider south-east. Today I caught up with Luci to...

Andrea’s Story

Andrea’s Story

Mum of four, Andrea, a children’s yoga teacher is passionate about promoting positive mental health and wellbeing. Read here how she decided to stretch her mind and make her life on the mat a flexible business. Can you tell me a bit about your business and what you...

Katie’s Story

Katie’s Story

Katie’s lightbulb moment After a flash of inspiration at one of our Taster Sessions, mum-of-two Katie set up her own business, OrangeSheep Research. Here, the market research specialist recalls that lightbulb moment and how Successful Mums helped kick-start her new,...

Harriet’s Story

Harriet’s Story

Harriet's business has gone from strength to strength even during Covid 19 Find out how we helped Harriet take the first step in being her own boss and how her photography business is surviving Covid 19. What was your experience of the course? The course was intensive...

Anna’s Story

Anna’s Story

From running the rat race to running a business! Meet Anna, who after a corporate career decided to go it alone and be her own boss. Anna recently completed our Business Start-up Course and has recently started our Digital and Social Media Promotion course. What was...

Debbie’s Story

Debbie’s Story

Making headlines with Successful Mums When PR specialist Debbie wanted more from her flexible career, it was an easy decision to start her own business. Here, Debbie explains how Successful Mums helped her knock her business plan into shape and give Scott...

Yasmin’s Story

Yasmin’s Story

Lacking business and marketing skills, mum of 2, Yasmin needed some direction and clarity about what to do next...Read her story about how she made it happen with Successful Mums. Can you tell me a bit about you and your business… I'm a remedial and pregnancy massage...

Stephanie’s Story

Stephanie’s Story

Stephanie's Coaching business lifts off! Meet Tonbridge Mum, Stephanie Rose. After being made redundant Stephanie invested in personal coaching sessions and soon realised this was what she wanted to do… read how she pursued her dream and created her business Lift Off...

Kate’s Story

Kate’s Story

I had my lightbulb moment and I have been developing my business ever since! Find out how our training gave Kate her lightbulb moment to start her business.. TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF "I’m Kate Hall and I’m a mum of two (a girl and a boy). I previously...

Helene’s Story

Helene’s Story

Getting Girls into Coding Read about Successful Mum Helene and how with her daughter, they are leading the way in coding for girls… HELENE, YOU HAVE BEEN ON THE SUCCESSFUL MUMS BUSINESS START-UP COURSE, WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO JOIN THE TRAINING COURSE? "I did some...

Saskia’s Story

Saskia’s Story

Meet Film Maker Saskia, who after a 3 year career break wanted to go it alone…with a little help from Successful Mums, she made it happen! WHAT WAS YOUR CAREER BEFORE YOU HAD CHILDREN? "I studied cultural anthropology and an MA documentary film. Before I had my son, I...

Claire’s Story

Claire’s Story

MY STARFISH CLAN IS GROWING… Read about Claire's journey to confidence and how she started her dream business with the support from Successful Mums! "Two o’clock in the morning and only two spaces remain on the Business Start-Up and Digital Skills course run by...

Emma’s Story

Emma’s Story

Luxury Facials make a Beautiful Business Successful Mum client Emma Bennett tells us her story… Successful Mum Grad and Ambassador, Emma What is the name of your business and what does it do? Advanced Facialist. We provide luxury problem-solving facials (anti-ageing,...

Michelle’s Story

Michelle’s Story

MeMe Jewellery, Michelle A very different Thai takeaway Sometimes, you might see something that really strikes a chord with you: it could be anything - a niche café that you’ve visited, an inspiring place on a holiday or just everyday sights and experiences. That...

Regan’s Story

Regan’s Story

Cooking up a treat! Making the decision to start her own cookery school in West Wickham, Regan Anderton, mum of one, decided to enrol on the Successful Mums Business Start-up Course. Having worked in the marketing industry for over 16 years, Regan has always had a...

Emily’s Story

Emily’s Story

A more creative career for Emily When a career break prompted Emily to consider starting her own business, she knew just where to look for help. Here, the talented artist explains how Successful Mums helped kick-start her business journey and set her on track for a...

Jaqueline’s Story

Jaqueline’s Story

Find out how Successful Mum Jacqueline Gyer went from investment banker to being her own boss. Can you tell me a bit about your business? I’m the Founder & CEO of East Meets West Direct. I help UK based businesses by taking the stress, risk and cost out of...

Caroline’s Story

Caroline’s Story

Food for Thought We helped Tonbridge Mum, Caroline realise her love of writing and passion for food could be turned into a flexible business to fit in around her family. Read her story here. "It is nearly three years since I attended my first Successful Mums Taster...

Lucy’s Story

Lucy’s Story

Meeting a mum that has a company called The Sociable Wine Company was quite a treat for lots of reasons. Lucy attended the Successful Mums Business Start-Up course and has since gone from strength to strength offering wine tasting, organising local events and selling...

Raquel’s Story

Raquel’s Story

Setting the stage for success Former drama teacher Raquel Varela raised the curtain on her Blue Door Theatre Company earlier this year. Here, the mum of two talks about her journey so far and why our Business Start-up course deserves rave reviews. "My theatre company...

Amanda’s Story

Amanda’s Story

Amanda Flanders - Dream Business What is the name of your Business? Butterflies & Dreams Events Successful Mum Grad, Amanda What does your business do? I provide Event Management and Party Planning. What inspired you to start your own business? I’ve always had the...

Jane’s Story

Jane’s Story

Relax, It’s only Business Successful Mum Grad and Ambassador, Jane Altree What is the name of your business? Altree Rose What does your business do? I support mums from pre-conception through to baby’s first year with reflexology and baby massage. How did Successful...

Naoko’s Story

Naoko’s Story

Rocking and Rolling with Business Mum Naoko Wood What is the name of your business? Rock Me Designs and Rock me Kids. What does your business do? Rock Me Designs’ jewellery is individually handcrafted in Blackheath, London. Our delicate, contemporary designs are...

Ashleigh’s Story

Ashleigh’s Story

Snapshot of Photographer Ashleigh Shea… Ashleigh Shea, mum to two lovely girls was one of our first Successful Mum Graduates, completing the Business Start-up Course back in April 2015. It has been amazing to watch her business going from strength to strength. We are...

Eve’s Story

Eve’s Story

Eve Miles’ Little Art Shed – why did this established business owner go back to Jane? The Little Art Shed's Eve A passion for teaching art and a shed at the bottom of the garden allowed Eve to see an opportunity for her to create her business, The Little Art Shed. In...

Trina’s Story

Trina’s Story

A business double act for Successful Mum Trina Never one to do things by halves, Hayes mum Trina has started not one but two businesses with the help of Successful Mums. Hayes Mum, Trina "I set up my virtual PA business after leaving my job as an executive assistant...

Ruth’s Story

Ruth’s Story

From Beverly Hills to Sevenoaks Kent Ruth Hyde of Cryojuvenate in Sevenoaks may be working in freezing temperatures but her business is red hot. Ruth attended the Successful Mums Business Start-Up course after being inspired whilst watching The Real Housewives of...

Angie’s Story

Angie’s Story

Successful Mums + work experience = a new career for accountant Angie All the numbers were adding up for new business owner and mum-of-two Angie, who launched her bookkeeping and accountancy practice after attending the Successful Mums Back to Work course. Here, she...

Anna’s Story

Anna’s Story

Garden designer Anna is sowing the seeds of success Anna Butterfield’s garden has always been her sanctuary and is now the inspiration behind her new career. Here, Anna talks about her flourishing garden design business and explains how Successful Mums helped her tend...

Zoe’s Story

Zoe’s Story

Zoë has her dream business all sewn up The pursuit of a lifelong passion and a better work-life balance were top of Zoë’s list when she set up her own business, Oodles of Craft. Providing sewing and craft parties in the comfort of your own home, she takes the stress...

Cheryl’s Story

Cheryl’s Story

Cheryl Haynes - Getting Dizzy over Business What is the name of your business? My Dizzy Moon. What does your business do? I offer half-day workshops teaching the skills of stained glass and copper foiling as well as selling handmade stained glass gifts. How did...

Yvonne’s Story

Yvonne’s Story

Safe hands with Successful Mum Yvonne Line I run fun and informative First Aid courses designed for you in South London, Kent and surrounding areas. I share my skills and experiences with parents, grandparents, nurseries, businesses and anyone keen to learn how to...

Nicky’s Story

Nicky’s Story

On your marks, get set… go! Read Nicky’s story… What is the name of your business and what does it do? The Clique Clinic. We help athletes stay in peak condition through sports therapy, rehabilitation and strength and conditioning. How did Successful Mums help?...

Jennie’s Story

Jennie’s Story

Get fit with Jennie! Read about Successful Mum Jennie Chapman… What is the name of your business and what does it do? Fit Around You Ltd, I help people achieve their fitness goals through personal and small group training – training that ‘fits around you.' What...

Justyna’s Story

Justyna’s Story

Snap shot of a Successful Mum Successful Mum, Justyna "The studio I worked at as a photographer was closing down, which is why I decided to set up my own business. My first daughter was only 17 months old but wanted to make a go of it. It certainly was a tough...

Tracey’s Story

Tracey’s Story

A change of career for Successful Mum Tracey I’d had a successful career in recruitment before I went on maternity leave with my daughter. I loved spending time with her but when she was about one, I started to feel as though my confidence levels were dropping. I saw...

Charlotte’s Story

Charlotte’s Story

A better balance for Successful Mum Charlotte With a busy family life, a demanding job and a growing pottery business, mum-of-two Charlotte was being pulled in all directions. Here, she explains how Successful Mums was there to help when she decided to make a change....

Priti’s Story

Priti’s Story

A Pretty Success Story for Priti Things Jewellery What is the name of your business and what does it do? Priti Things Jewellery. I wholesale sterling silver and gold plated fashionable jewellery to boutiques and shops. I am the sole supplier for my Italian range,...

Cheryl’s Story

Cheryl’s Story

Meet Successful Mum Cheryl Huggins, Makeup Artist Tell us about your Business? My business is called Cheryl Huggins Makeup Artist. I offer a professional makeup and beauty service that provides natural, glamorous makeovers for any special occasion, including weddings....

Camilla’s Story

Camilla’s Story

A calmer way of life for Successful Mum Camilla Read Camilla’s story… What is the name of your business and what does it do? Stable House Meditation. We teach an effortless meditation technique and offer day/weekend retreats at our beautiful home in rural Kent for...

Karen’s Story

Karen’s Story

Mad Mother Karen Jones Karen Jones Successful Mum client Karen Jones tells us her story… What is the name of your business? Mad Mothers Bootcamp. I teach boot camp exercise to mothers to use exercise as a fitness tool and way of life. Since starting the Successful...

Samantha’s Story

Samantha’s Story

Relax into self-employment with Samantha Smith Successful Mum Samantha Smith tells us her story… Business Mum, Samantha What is the name of your business? Samantha Smith Holistic Therapies What does your business do? Relaxing treatments to clients in the comfort of...

Caroline’s Story

Caroline’s Story

At home with Nature with Successful Mum Caroline Gaster What is the name of your business? Accessorise My Garden What does your business do? I sell gardening accessories, mainly fair-trade, from interesting countries like India, Thailand, Peru, Scandinavia and the...

Beth’s Story

Beth’s Story

Lights, Camera, Action for Beth Whitehead Successful Mum Beth tells her story… What is the name of your business and what does it do? My business is called BAFTAS which stands for Beth’s American Film and Television Acting School and I teach acting for the camera (TV...

Fiona’s Story

Fiona’s Story

Turning my business dreams into reality! After 13 years of working in City financial services communications roles, I decided to free myself from corporate politics and set up my own consultancy, VIVACITY. I attended the Successful Mums Bexley Business Start-up Course...

Lynda’s Story

Lynda’s Story

From school run to Successful Mum! A chance conversation on the school run proved the lightbulb moment for new business owner and mum-of-three Lynda Smith. Here, accountant Lynda talks about going it alone and the joys and challenges of being her own boss. I was...

Jane’s Story

Jane’s Story

Altree Rose - Reflexology and Baby Massage Jane Altree wanted to boost her reflexology and baby massage business and gain focus, so turned to Successful Mums for some 1-2-1 Career Coaching to help. We spoke to Jane and she told us.. "These sessions have helped me to...