Did you see Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, in Louise Pentland’s vlog about the Hello! Star Women Awards? Faye absolutely loved meeting Louise, having followed her online for years. Louise is down-to-earth, funny and incredibly kind. To be featured in her vlog was a pretty exciting thing!Read More
On 16th July, I had the incredible honour of being given The University of Sheffield Robert Boucher Distinguished Alumni Award. Seven years after graduating as a Speech and Language Therapist, I was asked to speak at one of this year’s graduation ceremonies about my journey to become Chief Sender of Hugs.Read More
Did you see the great big photo of our Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, in HELLO! Magazine?
We were so excited to see the spread all about the Star Women Awards where Faye was presented with the #HelloToKindness Award. It was especially lovely to see Faye’s picture alongside Eula who was the winner of HELLO!’s Star Mum Award. Eula works tirelessly to support people with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
We’re very happy to say that BearHugs is officially accredited as a real Living Wage Employer.
Here at BearHugs, we try our very best to make sure all our team members are treated as fairly as possible - which is why it’s so important for us to be a Living Wage Employer.Read More
BearHugs Gifts has secured support from UnLtd, the UK’s foundation for social entrepreneurs. The tailored package of support from UnLtd will help the organisation make lasting social change in the community.Read More
Our Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, was very happy to find out she had been nominated for two 2019 Timewise Power 50 Awards - both as an employer at BearHugs and as an individual.Read More
We've had some lovely news this week! Our special BearHugs boxes have been shortlisted for the UK Packaging Awards.Read More
BearHugs Founder and Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, was recently featured by the University of Sheffield.Read More
At the end of last month, I was incredibly proud to represent the University of Sheffield at the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards in Newcastle in the post-revenue category.Read More
Chief Sender of Hugs, Faye, was recently awarded the Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award.Read More
On Thursday 2nd February, I took BearHugs to the UK Steel Y Accelerator Event at Sheffield Hallam University. I pitched BearHugs to a panel of judges along with seven other fantastic businesses.Read More
I am very excited that, after winning the Enterprise Award at the Yorkshire and Humber Prince's Trust Awards in November, I have been chosen as a finalist for the Enterprise Award at the National Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Awards.
The awards ceremony will take place at the London Palladium on Wednesday 15th March.Read More
I was honoured to be shortlisted for the 'Excellence in Retail Services' Award alongside two other fantastic businesses.
It was incredible to be placed in the same category as Cocoa Chocolate Wonderland who I have loved since I first moved to Sheffield and the deserving winner J E James Cycles a family run business established for over 50 years.Read More
I was absolutely blown away last night to receive the NatWest Enterprise Award at the Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Awards. What an incredible year 2016 is turning out to be!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More