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Lyndsey joined BearHugs at the same as our lovely Sian. Just as with Sian, I knew almost immediately on meeting Lyndsey that I just had to have her as part of my team. Lyndsey is kind, considerate and takes real care with everything she does.Read More
Sian joined Team BearHugs as a 'Sender of Hugs' along with Lyndsey in May.Read More
BearHugs is so excited to be the new sponsor of the Spoonie Pyjama Party podcast!Read More
At the beginning of April, the lovely Hannah joined BearHugs to start her 8 week work experience placement. It's been an absolute pleasure having her join Team BearHugs, she has fitted right in from her very first day. She is exceptionally kind and her enthusiasm is infectious.Read More
BearHugs was featured in the Yorkshire Insider magazine. Read the Article hereRead More
On Wednesday 29th March, I was flattered to be asked to judge the Yorkshire Regional Final of the Mosaic Enterprise Challenge.
Mosaic’s Enterprise Challenge is a national competition that aims to raise aspirations, confidence and employability among secondary school pupils from some of the most deprived communities across the UK. Supported by volunteer mentors from across the business community, students compete for six-weeks in an online business game where they must develop, market and sell a new product.
At the Yorkshire Regional Finals, five teams of young entrepreneurs pitched their social enterprise ideas to myself and the four other judges Ajaz Ahmed; Founder and Director of Legal365; Dr Atif Bashir, Clinical Director & owner of Be Dental Ltd and Co-Chairman Mosaic Scotland; Claire Needham, Audit Director of KPMG and Martin Richardson, Director of Operations at Leeds Building Society.
I was so impressed by all of the teams and their pitches. The students' ideas were amazing and I loved the energy and enthusiasm that came across when they spoke about them. It was a really tough call but Team Elektrofit from Dixons Kings Academy came out as winners with their idea to simultaneously generate electricity for their community and promote physical activity in schools. I'm so excited for them that they now go on to the prestigious National Final in London.
I wish Team Elektrofit lots of luck at the Final on 17th May!
Faye (Chief Sender of Hugs)
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BearHugs is proud to support students of Sheffield Hallam University as part of the Venture Matrix. It's been a pleasure to provide students with real life business data to work with on projects for their degrees. I've found Sheffield Hallam students to be professional, hard-working and their insights to be extremely useful.
"Working with Faye was an absolute pleasure; I was required to interview a Small-Medium Enterprise owner for a University project and Faye was extremely helpful and enthusiastic and was happy to volunteer to provide me with lots of useful information which has supported me greatly for my assignment. I can tell she is very passionate about BearHugs and everything that it offers." - Alicia Wedd
"I have been working closely with Faye as part of a final year project group for the Sheffield Hallam Venture Matrix team. As part of a consultancy team we are currently in the in the process of creating a deliverable for Faye and BearHugs. Faye has been an excellent client throughout the process, her professionalism and business understanding means that concepts and ideas are easy to apply. Faye's active engagement is excellent meaning client feedback is returned in a timely manner with sufficient input. It has been a pleasure to work with Faye on this project, on behalf of myself and Team Unite we couldn't have asked for a better client." - Ashley Barratt
This morning I was on BBC Radio Sheffield chatting to Toby Foster about BearHugs and The Prince's Trust and TK Maxx Celebrate Success Awards. I'm about 1 hour 23 mins in 🐻💙
BearHugs is looking to bring on a lovely new team member!
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Women, Chronic Illness and Enterprise: Why I'm Proud to Represent the Prince's Trust as a Young Ambassador | International Women's Day
On International Women's Day I thought there was no better time to talk about just how important it is that young women (and men) are being given Enterprise support and how proud I am to represent a charity that provides it.Read More