A fairy maker’s wish come true

Kara in Mumpreneur Awards fi­nal

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alan Hayes alan.hayes@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

FAIRIES, dragons, sprites and mer­maids. It might be the stuff of fan­tasy but for mum-of-three Kara Hen­der­son it is a very real business that has landed her a place in the fi­nals of a na­tional com­pe­ti­tion.

Mumpreneur Awards are an an­nual cer­e­mony aimed at cel­e­brat­ing par­ents through­out the UK who man­age the dif­fi­cult task of jug­gling business with fam­ily life, and will be judged on Satur­day, Novem­ber 8.

Kara, of Watkins Close, North­wood, has been short­listed for the Wired cat­e­gory, open to busi­nesses which trade mostly on­line. Hav­ing launched The Fairy Maker in March last year, she has ex­panded and now hopes she has what it takes to walk away with the prize.

She is also in with a chance of win­ning the ti­tle of The In­spi­ra­tional Business Mum 2014, which will be awarded to the mum who is an in­spi­ra­tion to all women in business.

“I am over the moon to have got into the fi­nals; to be short­listed be­cause of my art work is a great achieve­ment and hon­our,” said Kara, 36.

Her cre­ations, made in resin from an orig­i­nal sculp­ture then hand fin­ished and cus­tomised with cute ac­ces­sories, can com­mand prices of £500 for a spe­cial com­mis­sion.

Judg­ing Kara’s en­try will be a panel of top en­trepreneurs at The Mumpreneur Con­fer­ence and Awards, at the Heart of Eng­land Cen­tre in War­wick­shire.

The event is open to all par­ents who jug­gle fam­ily and business, and also for those in­ter­ested in tak­ing the plunge and start­ing up.

Tick­ets are on sale through www.mumpren eu­ruk.com.

I am over the moon to

have got into the fi­nals – to

be shorlisted be­cause of my art

work”

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