OUR GRADUATES

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.
Monika’s Story

Monika’s Story

Meet Monika, one of our remarkable graduates. After completing our Back to Work and Confidence Course, Monika not only gained valuable skills but also secured a role through our Job Board!  My name is Monika, and I am originally from Poland. Throughout my life, I...

Monika’s Story

Meet Monika, one of our remarkable graduates. After completing our Back to Work and Confidence Course, Monika not only gained valuable skills but also secured a role through our Job Board!  My name is Monika, and I am originally from Poland. Throughout my life, I have always had a vision of helping and supporting people. I graduated in law and started my professional career. I enjoyed my job and the opportunities it provided, but one day, I decided to broaden my horizons and challenge...

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Jessica’s Story

Jessica’s Story

From adversity to achievement, read about Jessica’s remarkable journey and how the power of her resilience and determination has led her on the path to success.  My name is Jessica Ahire, a qualified Nigerian lawyer who made the brave decision to pursue a...

Saeeda’s Story

Saeeda’s Story

Little did Saeeda know, an introduction to Successful Mums would mark the beginning of an incredible new journey. "My name is Saeeda Khan. Having lived and worked in Pakistan all my life, in 2012 I made the courageous decision to move to the UK with my children. When...

Marie-Emma’s Story

Marie-Emma’s Story

From Meditation to Supporting Small Businesses We love to celebrate the incredible achievements of our graduates and watch their careers and businesses thrive, and we are thrilled to highlight the inspiring journey of Marie-Emma, one of our original Successful Mums...

Corinna’s Story

Corinna’s Story

Meet Corinna, a talented photographer, yoga teacher and dedicated mother, who joined our Digital Promotion course with the aim of taking her photography business to new heights. Eager to learn more Corinna has also enrolled on our Digital & IT Skills and...

Maria’s Story

Maria’s Story

Mum of two, Maria had to give up her career as a dentist due to her husband's relocation and with a 12-year career break she began to doubt whether she would ever return to work. Armed with newfound confidence and a little support and guidance from Successful Mums,...

Cheryl’s Story

Cheryl’s Story

Continuing our celebration of Black History Month we have the pleasure of welcoming back Cheryl Huggins, an exceptional entrepreneur who embarked on a life-changing journey nearly a decade ago by enrolling in the Successful Mums business start-up course. As we...

Mercedes’ Story

Mercedes’ Story

In celebration of Black History Month's theme, 'Saluting our Sisters' we are thrilled to get an update from one of our remarkable graduates and find out how she has been growing her business since we first interviewed her in 2021. Mercedes joined our business start-up...

Emma’s Story

Emma’s Story

The arrival of Emma's daughter brought a new perspective into her life, torn between not wanting to miss out on these precious years and fulfilling her career aspirations Emma took a leap of faith and set up her own embroidery business. With a little help from...

Natalie’s Story

Natalie’s Story

Natalie was looking forward to returning to work after having her second child, only to be hit with the devastating blow of redundancy. Undeterred, she forged ahead, securing a new role that seemed promising at first but quickly revealed itself as a toxic environment...

Clifford’s Story

Clifford’s Story

While our name may suggest otherwise, we're not just for mums - we help dads too! After realising Successful Mums wasn't just for mums, Clifford signed up for our Back to Work course and found a passion for teaching and now has his career plan sorted! From catering to...

Danielle’s Story

Danielle’s Story

Mum of three, Danielle reached out to Successful Mums after a two-decade career break, bringing up a family overseas. I contacted Successful Mums at the end of last year after my third child started university. Having been out of the workforce for over 20 years, I had...

Lucy’s Story

Lucy’s Story

With a Degree in Business IT and a Masters in Project Management, Lucy a 35-year-old mum of two had ambitions to pursue a project management role in the construction industry, even though she was acutely aware of the lack of representation and opportunities for women...

Theresa’s Story

Theresa’s Story

Theresa had been on a career break for six years when she decided to return to work but wasn't sure how a job would fit around her family life. Not knowing where to start and lacking confidence she contacted Successful Mums. After registering for our course her...

Julia’s Story

Julia’s Story

After years of teaching, Julia was looking for a truly flexible role. she had the inkling of a business idea and with our support, she turned her dream into reality. Julia knew what she wanted to do, but needed help getting it off the ground, the next step was to...

Myra’s Story

Myra’s Story

Myra had previously attended a Successful Mums Back to Work course following an introduction by a friend, she signed up in February 2020, completed the course, and felt ready to return to work, but then the pandemic took hold. HERE'S HER STORY: "Having completed the...

Maggie’s Story

Maggie’s Story

Teacher and mum-of-three Maggie Hart was in her late 50s when she realised that she longed for a career change. Determined to unlock her creative potential, Maggie reached out to Successful Mums Career Academy to help make her jewellery business dream a reality. This...

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....

Bev’s Story

Bev’s Story

Bev registered for our enterprise course during the pandemic after being furloughed - not only did she complete all her business goals, Bev believed it was the lifeline she needed during that time. "My name is Bev and I have recently moved to beautiful Cudham (just...

Garima’s Story

Garima’s Story

After applying for hundreds of jobs, Garima didn't give up, it spurred her on to find out why she was getting rejected. Turning to Successful Mums for advice, she was not disappointed with the outcome of her first interview! Hi, I am Garima, mum of two adorable boys,...

Jolanda’s Story

Jolanda’s Story

As we came out of lockdown Jolanda realised she had lost her confidence and had been distracted from her art business, she knew she needed to start reinvesting in it to move it forward. With a little help from Successful Mums, Jolanda has taken her business to the...

Lacey’s Story

Lacey’s Story

We met Lacey at a New Addington playgroup, lacking in confidence and thinking she could not return to work, but after a quick chat, she soon realised Successful Mums may be able to help! Lacey registered for our course, found a flexible role and is now working towards...

Talibah’s Story

Talibah’s Story

when starting your own business you are faced with many barriers. talibah thought embarking on a totally different career path in her late fifties was one of hers, but successful mums were there to prove it's never too late to get started! My name is Talibah, I am...

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...

Elina’s Story

Elina’s Story

My name is Elina Mäkelä-Briggs. I am a mum of two primary-aged children, who I love, very much, they have made me a better person and I can’t imagine life without them. After an eight-year career break, I felt that the time had come for me to go back into the working...

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...

Yuanyuan’s story

Yuanyuan’s story

After a 7-year career break Yuanyuan felt anxious and uncertain about getting a part time flexible role and felt the pandemic had delayed her training and return to work. Successful Mums were on hand to help turn things around ….. Tell us a bit about your background...

Claire’s Story

Claire’s Story

After 4 years of caring for her son, Claire lacked confidence and struggled to find work that would fit around family life. Claire's confidence was at an all-time low and she felt she didn't have current work experience to secure the job she was wanted. With our 1 to...

Annie’s Story

Annie’s Story

After taking a long career break to raise her children, Annie Beaver’s excitement to return to work was crushed when she fell ill. But Successful Mums continued to empower Annie through her cancer diagnosis and the pandemic, resulting in an exciting career opportunity...

Caroline’s Story

Caroline’s Story

Learning to take the leap! Having followed Successful Mum's Career Academy on social media for some time, I had seen that their founder Jane Knight was hosting spotlight webinars with companies and experts in their field. The Flexible Career with Pearson...

Lily’s Story

Lily’s Story

After 18 months as a stay-at-home mum, Lily wanted to return to work but lacked confidence and had no idea where to start. Successful Mums was there to help! What was your biggest barrier at the start of the course to finding work? I'd been out of the workplace for 18...

Jess’ Story

Jess’ Story

Having been “out of the workplace” for 10 years this mum of two didn't know where to start. With our help Jess was successful in securing a role! Tell us a bit about you, your background before children? Before kids I had a lovely admin job in the civil service for...

Silvia’s Story

Silvia’s Story

After being a stay-at-home mum for 4 years, Silvia felt she wasn’t good enough to find a new role. Luckily Successful Mums were on hand to prove her wrong! What was your biggest barrier at the start of the course to finding work? My biggest barrier was a lack of...

Vanessa’s Story

Vanessa’s Story

Vanessa wanted a new job that would fit in around her family, with a little help from Successful Mums, she has found what she was looking for, along with a huge confidence boost! I had been a Social Worker for over 9 years and had a lot of varied roles before this in...

Catherine’s Story

Catherine’s Story

At 55, Catherine felt her age would be a barrier to finding a job. She thought employers would be looking for younger people with more digital skills. This barrier had an impact on Catherine’s confidence and she wasn’t sure whether she should even start our Back to...

Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Story

Attending our Back to Work Course gave Sarah the confidence she needed to attend job interviews and has now found the perfect role! What was your biggest barrier at the start of the course to finding work? Time! Having a one and a two-year-old to look after whilst...

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...

Lana’s Story

Lana’s Story

The pandemic forced Mum of 3, Lana, to reassess her 17 year career as a PA in an international law firm. Here she tells us she built her confidence and stepped out of her comfort zone to find the perfect role. ‘I had a career working at an international law firm for...

Emily’s Story

Emily’s Story

After a 5 year career break, Emily felt out of touch and in need of a confidence boost, find out how Successful Mums made her realise how many transferrable skills she actually had! What was your biggest barrier at the start of the course to finding work?...

Nikki’s Story

Nikki’s Story

Before I had my daughter, Ellie in 2009 I was working as a hairdresser but realised it wasn’t for me anymore. I decided to go into admin and then went on to be a Property Manager before I had my son, Oscar in 2015. I had been out of work for nearly 6 years when I...

Esther’s Story

Esther’s Story

Esther had been working part-time but was struggling to find a job to fit around her family life. She knew there were roles out there but wasn’t sure where to find them. Esther felt her digital skills were outdated and needed to update her CV, so turned to Successful...

Rose’s Story

Rose’s Story

Rose wanted to find out why she wasn't getting the jobs she was applying for. With help from Successful Mums she now has her new career plan sorted. What was your biggest barrier at the start of the course to finding work?  Finding a role that would fit in with...

Suzie’s Story

Suzie’s Story

What is your background pre-children?  I worked for a Marine Underwriter in the City. How long was your career break?  I'd been on a break for about one and a half years. What barriers did you face to finding work?  Due to Covid I was home-schooling but...

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...

Marcela’s Story

Marcela’s Story

Mum to twin boys, Marcela, was ready to go back to work but was lacking in confidence and with two unsuccessful interviews, she knew she needed help. After attending our Back to Work course Marcela is now freelancing flexibly around her family. What was your biggest...

Yvette’s Story

Yvette’s Story

Yvette wanted to return to work but found her biggest challenge was finding a job that would fit in with her family. Not knowing where to look for these roles Yvette turned to Successful Mums for guidance and enrolled on our Back to Work Course. “Any worries I had...

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...

Lisa’s Story

Lisa’s Story

Happy in her new role, Lisa Moody, thanks Successful Mums for giving her the confidence to apply for it! “When I saw the Successful Mums Back to Work and Digital Skills Course advertised on Facebook, I knew I wanted to know more. I’d had time off raising my family but...

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...

Yvonne’s Story

Yvonne’s Story

With both her boys at school, Yvonne had more time to find a new job. Find out how she landed her ideal role, with a little help from Successful Mums.. “Before having children, I worked at the Metropolitan Police Service in various roles including Witness Care Officer...

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...

Fay’s Story

Fay’s Story

WE HELPED THIS MUM OF TWO BE CONFIDENT, INTERVIEW READY AND LAND HER IDEAL JOB…
I have 2 children age 11 and 7 – I’ve not worked since my second child was born.

Patrycja’s story

Patrycja’s story

Off to the Chamber for Patrycja! With little help from Successful Mums, Patrycja found a flexible job that fits perfectly around her family life.

I’m Patrycja, a mum of two girls aged 9 and 10 years old. In November 2018 I left my job of 11 years as an office and production manager at an architectural studio. I made that decision because I wanted to spend more time with my young daughters and focus on my family while they need it. I figured…

Mel’s Story

Mel’s Story

What a difference a day made for Successful Mum Mel Having worked flat out in the City for most of her career, Mel had no idea where to begin when it came to finding local, flexible work to fit around her family life. Here, she explains how just one day with...

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...

Rachel’s Story

Rachel’s Story

Despite the national lockdown, we helped this Mum find a local part-time job. "My name is Rachel, I'm a mum of one and found myself redundant from my role of over five years due to the pandemic.  I originally worked in the music industry for 17 years, predominantly in...

Sabria’s Story

Sabria’s Story

Work Experience works for Sabria! After starting our Back to Work Course, sabria joined our Work Placement Programme at successful mums. With a clear action plan, career advice and regained confidence, Sabria has now found her perfect part-time role. Read her story...

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...

Lulu’s Story

Lulu’s Story

An 11-year career break knocked Solicitor, Lulu’s confidence. After attending a Successful Mum’s Taster Session the mum-of-three decided it was time she was given an opportunity to prove herself… Could you please tell me a little about your work background?...

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...

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...

Natasha’s Story

Natasha’s Story

After a 5 year career break Natasha was ready to get back out there! With our help Natasha managed to find her inner confidence and get back to work after a 5 year career break, here's her story… Back to Work Mum, Natasha "I'm Tash and I'm a single mum of 4-year-old...

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, it was all about doing something she loved. Here, Rebecca talks about how Successful Mums helped her launch her personal styling...

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...

Marie’s Story

Marie’s Story

Its amazing how many skills you have as a Mum that employers are looking for. Believe in yourself! Not only did we help Marie with her confidence but we also helped her to secure a local part-time role after completing our Back to Work course during lockdown. TELL US...

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...

Laura’s Story

Laura’s Story

Successful Mums changed my life When Laura joined our Back to Work course, she was desperate to rebuild her confidence after seven years away from work. Little did she know she would be back at Successful Mums just one year later – this time, as an employer. "I’d been...

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,...

Joanna’s Story

Joanna’s Story

Joanna’s Job hunt goes to plan There’s nothing Successful Mums loves more than a challenge. So when town planner Joanna told us she was unlikely to find local, flexible work in her chosen career, we set out to prove her wrong! Joanna shares her story here. "Planning...

Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Story

Sarah gets her buzz back Sarah explains how Successful Mums helped her find the perfect flexible role. As a busy executive assistant, Sarah relished her 24/7 lifestyle and loved being in the thick of things. After a career break, the mum-of-three wanted to recapture...

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...

Marie-Emma’s Story

Marie-Emma’s Story

Marie-Emma Part-time Marketing Success Successful Mum graduate, Marie-Emma tells us her story… Successful Mum, Marie-Emma What is your Job Role? My role is Marketing Assistant. I carry out a range of marketing duties including designing promotions, engaging with new...

Ade’s Story

Ade’s Story

I’ve transformed my career as a working mum Ade wanted to change her career, but wasn’t sure where to start. “I thought my career in accounting was for life, but after a series of 1-2-1 career coaching sessions with Jane, she helped me realise my passion for child...

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...

Sharon’s Story

Sharon’s Story

Back to work Success for Sharon "Pre-kids, I was a Product Trainer, working for a retail company in Dubai. I had worked as a trainer and in Learning & Development for more than 9 years before taking a sabbatical to start my family and then re-locate to London.My...

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...

Connie’s Story

Connie’s Story

Successful Mums have helped mE get my mojo back and find a new job! Find out how we helped mother of three, Connie find a new career after being made redundant from her job of 23 years… "My name is Connie Entwistle, I am mum to 3 gorgeous teenage children; to them, I...

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...

Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Story

Flex success for solicitor Sarah Solicitor Sarah regularly browsed the job ads but always stopped short of submitting her CV. Here, she explains how Successful Mums gave her the push she needed to make a change – and how she landed her ideal, flexible role. "I’d been...

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...

Laura’s Story

Laura’s Story

Trading household management for business management… Trying to get back into the industry you worked in before a career break is not always the answer. Laura attended our Back to Work Course and discovered there were so many more options… Read her...

Angela’s Story

Angela’s Story

Three daughters, six years off and Angela found her dream job!  "After university, I taught English as a foreign language which allowed me to travel and work.  I moved back to London and found a role at Young Enterprise, a business educational charity, where I ran...

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...

Jane’s Story

Jane’s Story

Back to school success for Jane As the new term started, there was an extra school bag waiting by the front door in Jane Stewart’s home. Here, the mum-of-two explains why and recalls how our Back to Work course helped her land her perfect part-time role. "With my...

Stacy’s Story

Stacy’s Story

A stress free role for Stacy Meet Successful Mum Stacy Benham Who is this fantastic employer that offers flexible working? Peter Morgan, Morgans Chartered Surveyors. What flexible role did they offer you? Part-time Personal Assistant. How did you hear about the role?...

Christine’s Story

Christine’s Story

Term Time Only for Christine It’s hard to know where to start when looking for a new job after a career break! Whether you want a new career after a short maternity leave or are returning to work after years of being a stay-at-home parent, we can help make...

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...

Laura’s Story

Laura’s Story

A Premier Role for Laura Premier role for Mum, Laura When I first met Laura, she hadn’t worked and really didn’t think she would find a job, let alone one to fit in around her daughter. With confidence-boosting techniques, (tried and tested) work experience and...

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...

Viviana’s Story

Viviana’s Story

A life-changing experience for Viviana When Viviana made the decision to return to work last year, the prospect of job-hunting and interviews was a daunting one. But, she explains here, thanks to Successful Mums, she never felt alone. Mum of 2, Viviana "I previously...

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...

Antje’s Story

Antje’s Story

Antje’s on her way to her dream job Read about Antje who is now Executive Administrator after attending our Successful Mums Back to Work Course. Mum of twins, Antje Mum to twin girls, Antje had previously worked in the banking industry and had been at home for six...

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...

Alina’s Story

Alina’s Story

Alina reaches new heights with Successful Mums When Alina and her family made a 'now or never' move from Bucharest to London, she left behind a burgeoning career in a company she loved. Two years later and returning to work in a new country, she felt like she had a...

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...