Business Plus Baby guest blogger Liz Weston, founder of Weston Communications and the New Baby Guides, has been awarded the title of “Future 100 Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010”. Liz and her publications, the New Baby Guides have won a Future 100 Award for being “an organisation that can prove impact where people, planet and profit is concerned”.
The Future 100 Awards profile young entrepreneurs aged 18-35 who are demonstrating entrepreneurial flair and innovation in progressing a responsible business venture; one which demonstrates a balance between economic, environmental and social goals to achieve ultimate business success.
Liz says “I am so pleased to receive this Award and recognition. To be one of the UK’s top 100 social entrepreneurs is brilliant news. We are so pleased that other people see the value in our work with Maternity Units, local businesses and local parenting communities. We’ve always had a social agenda in our work – to date we’ve donated £16K to NHS Maternity Units and we’re very proud of this. It’s not the most commercially viable thing to do, it’s simply the right thing to do.”
Having spotted a gap in the market for working hand in hand with NHS Maternity Units in an ethical, profit sharing fashion, Liz Weston launched the New Baby Guides in 2009, encouraged by Heads of Midwifery from Maternity Units across East Anglia. The New Baby Guides are unique because they are high quality publications where complete editorial, design and content control is retained by the Maternity Units she works with. The New Baby Guides help Maternity Units provide tailored, localised information for new families which is relevant, engaging and easily understood.
Congratulations Liz, you really do deserve your award!
You can read more about Liz and the award on the Weston Communications website.