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
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.Read More
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 onRead More