Kyabram Free Press

Business gold for former Ky mum

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Former Kyabram Secondary School student Ebony Flett has taken out gold in three categories at the 2021 Ausmumpren­eur Awards.

Founder of the Red Hill Candle Co, located on the Mornington Peninsula, Ms Flett won in the categories Handmade Business, Creative Entreprene­ur and the 'Rising Star' award for Victoria and Tasmania.

The 33-year-old mother of one, who still has family roots in the local community, has grown her candle and tourism business into a successful and award-winning operation. The business offers candles and workshops centred on experiment­ing with fragrances.

"I’m so thrilled by this and to be acknowledg­ed amongst all these other incredible people, it’s so humbling," Ms Flett said following a national online event held earlier this month.

"We’ve been working on this for five years now, but the last 12 months have just been amazing. My daughter was born three weeks before the new factory experience and store opened, and it’s been such an incredible and at times interestin­g year."

Now in its 12th year, the Ausmumpren­eur Awards seek to connect mothers in business and provide support to help small business owners such as Ms Flett connect and develop "flexibilit­y, financial freedom and family time", according to co-founder Peace Mitchell.

Ms Flett credited the business's “small but remarkable team” for its success.

"Without all the support of my family and the team we wouldn’t have been able to grow the business to where it is now," she said.

"When we started, we were a home-based product, but now we help others to come together and explore their own creativity. And with our new mezzanine floor complete we can hopefully host even more workshops and special events alongside our core candle product range and continue to spark joy.“

 ??  ?? Winner: Former Kyabram student and business mum Ebony Flett took out gold in the Handmade Business, Creative Entreprene­ur and the Rising Star for Victoria and Tasmania categories at the annual Ausmumpren­eur awards.
Winner: Former Kyabram student and business mum Ebony Flett took out gold in the Handmade Business, Creative Entreprene­ur and the Rising Star for Victoria and Tasmania categories at the annual Ausmumpren­eur awards.

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