Whitley Bay's mrs L cards wins Best Home Based Business Award 2013
A Whitley Bay based company gained new recognition when they won Best Home Based Business at the North East Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
Having been made redundant twice in 2012 mrs L cards owner Carol Lewcock has taken what began as a hobby and turned it into a full time thriving business.
The business designs and produces greetings cards plus personalised cards and prints. Carol calls upon her 17 years graphic design experience to create fun and quirky designs with emphasis on special occasions such as wedding anniversaries and important birthdays as well as perfect family gifts.
Carol has also worked on a variety of commissions from posters to celebrate cycling achievements to heartfelt memorials.
The majority of mrs L cards are sold online, meaning the business has hit local and international markets.
Carol said: “I am over-joyed to have won this award. I have worked extremely hard this year and at times it has been all encompassing.
“Winning this award has allowed me to acknowledge what I have achieved in one year and ultimately feel very, very proud.”
The North East Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards is an annual event that recognises, rewards and promotes achievements of women in business in the North East of England.
The award for Best Home Based Business celebrates the ever-increasing number of women turning towards home based entrepreneurship.
The judging panel were looking for women who have shown great self-discipline, determination and passion to develop a successful home-based business.
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