Li­lach Bul­lock gets praise from Down­ing Street for be­ing a top ‘mumpreneur’

The Jewish Chronicle - - PEOPLE -

YES­TER­DAY WAS na­tional Work From Home Day. But those of you work­ing from home were prob­a­bly too busy to no­tice. It seems an in­creas­ing num­ber of moth­ers, in par­tic­u­lar, are tak­ing to work­ing from home in or­der to bal­ance their work and fam­ily pres­sures.

Among them is Hert­ford­shire en­tre­pre­neur Li­lach Bul­lock, who runs asklilach.co.uk, a vir­tu­alPA sup­port ser­vice. She has been short­listed in the Best Mumpreneur cat­e­gory in this year’s mother@work awards for her busi­ness. She will at­tend next month’s awards cer­e­mony at Down­ing Street, where she will meet Gor­don Brown’s wife Sarah Brown, who is sup­port­ing the awards.

Is­rael-born Ms Bul­lock, 35, tells Peo­ple: “It’s dif­fi­cult. I think there should be more help in place to help women go back to work.” She was forced to re­think her ca­reer four years ago fol­low­ing the birth of her daugh­ter Emily, as her job at the time would not al­low her to work part-time. “Some women de­cide not to go back to work, which is why my job is the per­fect so­lu­tion as I get to work from home.”

She ac­knowl­edges that leg­is­la­tion has im­proved, but says an in­creas­ing num­ber of moth­ers, con­cerned about bal­anc­ing work and home life, are start­ing up their own busi­nesses. “It can be dif­fi­cult to jug­gle the de­mands of a grow­ing busi­ness with fam­ily. I hope mak­ing it to the short­list will en­cour­age many more mums to ful­fil their am­bi­tions.” She is a mem­ber of Radlett Re­form Syn­a­gogue.

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