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Vote Now - Faye nominated for Hello Magazine's Star Women Kindness Award

Our very own Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, has been chosen as one of the final four for Hello Magazine’s #hellotokindness Star Women Award. The winner will be chosen by a vote of Hello readers.

To read more about the award and the nominees, including Faye, see this page on Hello’s website or pick up a copy of the latest issue of Hello.

If you’d like to vote for Faye to win, you can do so at the bottom of the page.

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BearHugs in the Everyday Heroes section of the Happy Newspaper

I love the The Happy Newspaper and to be featured in the Everyday Heroes section has blown me away. I am so grateful to Laura for the nomination and for the incredibly kind words. Building an inclusive supportive working environment is at the top of my priority list so this means an awful lot. I am the luckiest to have such a wonderful team. It’s the best getting to work with each of the incredible women who make BearHugs what it is.

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'EXCELLENCE IN RETAIL SERVICES' Sheffield Business Award Finalist

I'm very excited to say that BearHugs has been shortlisted for the 'Excellence in Retail Services' Award at the 2016 Sheffield Business Awards. It's so important to me that every person who sends or receives a BearHug feels one hundred percent 'hugged' by the experience. It means a lot to be up for this award, especially alongside the lovely Cocoa Wonderland (who provide delicious chocolate for my boxes) and J.E. James Cycles.

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Winner of University of Sheffield Evolve Startup Showcase!

Today I pitched my business on stage for the Evolve Showcase competition at the University of Sheffield. I'm absolutely over the moon to have won and could not be more grateful for the opportunity from University of Sheffield Enterprise and for the £5000 prize money from Santander. It will go a huge way in growing my lovely little business! I'm beyond honoured as I was up against 10 other incredible businesses including good friend of BearHugs, Pura Panela.

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Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Award Finalist

BearHugs is a finalist for the Enterprise Award at the 2016 Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Awards! The Prince's Trust helps to launch thousands of businesses every year so I'm humbled to have been selected for the Yorkshire and Humber shortlist. BearHugs probably wouldn't exist now without the support of the Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme (read a full account of my experience here) so it is really special to me to be put forward for this award.

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University of Sheffield Startup Showcase Finalist

I'm very happy to say that BearHugs is a finalist in the University of Sheffield's 2016 Startup Showcase!

On 9th September, BearHugs will take part in an event at Firth Hall.  I'll have a stall to exhibit what BearHugs is all about and then make a 5 minute pitch to a panel of judges and an audience of fellow entrepreneurs, change-makers within the University and leaders from the Sheffield Business Community. The winner will be awarded a £5000 prize to grow their business. 

I'm excited to have the opportunity to take part in the event and will be sure to post updates about how I get on

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