Mum scoops award af­ter ‘Titchy’ tweet

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS SME BUSINESS TIPS - ALEX HIB­BERT

AN en­tre­pre­neur from Macclesfield has landed a top award af­ter en­ter­ing a com­pe­ti­tion on Twit­ter.

Jane Hext was hon­oured at the Women on Wed­nes­day (#WOW) busi­ness awards by Ann Sum­mers’ CEO Jacqueline Gold.

Mrs Hext was se­lected from hun­dreds of busi­nesses to win the so­cial me­dia Gold Award for her busi­ness ‘Titchy’.

Her com­pany spe­cialises in designing and mak­ing unique hand-made gifts and keep­sake bears us­ing cloth­ing from mem­bers of the cus­tomer’s fam­ily.

Her core busi­ness comes from mums who can’t bear to part with their chil­dren’s out­grown baby clothes.

The #WOW cam­paign en­cour­ages fe­male busi­ness own­ers to tweet @Jac­que­line_Gold us­ing the hash tag #WOW, from which Jacqueline chooses three lucky win­ners.

Jane said; “I’ve only been on twit­ter for two weeks and it’s the first time I have en­tered the com­pe­ti­tion so I never ex­pected to win. Af­ter the ini­tial shock wore off, I was tremen­dously ex­cited. I had to keep re-read­ing the tweet in case I’d made a mis­take, I couldn’t be­lieve I’d ac­tu­ally been se­lected as a win­ner.

“It is such as hon­our to be recog­nised by such an in­spi­ra­tional and suc­cess­ful busi­ness­woman. I am so proud that I can dis­play the Gold Award badge on my web­site and any com­mu­ni­ca­tions with cus­tomers.

Win­ners of the #WOW award are cho­sen for their strong brand val­ues, po­ten­tial to suc­ceed and qual­ity prod­ucts.

Jacqueline Gold tweeted: “@TitchyBears is run by Jane who turns cher­ished items of baby cloth­ing into unique Keep­sake Bears that can be en­joyed for­ever.”

Since launch­ing in 2013, Titchy has gone from strength-to-strength, re­ceiv­ing or­ders from across the UK and over­seas, in­clud­ing the USA and Sin­ga­pore.

Jane has man­aged to bal­ance her time work­ing around be­ing a full-time mum to Is­abelle, 3, and Evie, 2.

For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.titchy.net, fol­low her on twit­ter @ TitchyBears and on Face­book at www. face­book.com/titchy.net.

●● Jane Hext’s busi­ness ‘Titchy’, based in Macclesfield, spe­cialises in designing and mak­ing unique hand-made gifts and keep­sake bears us­ing cloth­ing from ev­ery mem­ber of the fam­ily and from chil­dren’s out­grown baby clothes

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