Winner Amber Vodegel (centre) with Anouska Ramsay from Capgemini UK (L) and host Lucy Porter (R)

Amber Vodegel wins First Women in Healthcare Award

Winner Amber Vodegel (centre) with Anouska Ramsay from Capgemini UK (L) and host Lucy Porter (R)

AMBER VODEGEL WINS FIRST WOMEN IN HEALTHCARE AWARD

Well PR helped client Amber Vodegel, COO and co-founder of Health & Parenting, win the inaugural Healthcare Award in the First Women Awards with a compelling entry.

The First Women Awards, held last week in association with the CBI and Real Business, is a distinguished programme that inspires the next generation, fuels entrepreneurial passion and galvanises women to be a force for change.

Amber won the award for Health & Parenting’s Pregnancy+ app, which is the world’s second most downloaded pregnancy app with more than 12 million downloads.

We were very pleased with the role we played in all of this. Apart from identifying the awards, Well PR kicked off the process with a convincing award entry. After Amber was shortlisted she attended a highly successful Q&A interview with the award judges and was subsequently named a finalist. Competition was fierce as Amber was up against seven other highly successful women, so the win was a real surprise on the night.

While we initiated the process, kudos to Amber and the Health & Parenting team for building such a successful company that makes a positive difference to the lives of millions of pregnant women and new parents worldwide. It’s a real success story and to see Amber recognised for it is very rewarding indeed.

Click here for a full list of the First Women Award winners or head to Real Business, which also covered the story.

If you’d like to see your business success recognised, then get in touch with us here. We’ll gladly help to set up your own, personalised awards programme.

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Health & Parenting responds to Autumn Statement

health & parenting responds to autumn statement

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered his first (and last!) autumn statement on 23 November 2016.

In addition to confirming previously announced plans to accelerate the roll-out of tax-free childcare in 2017, he announced a new National Productivity Investment Fund to provide £23bn of additional spending to ensure the UK’s economy is fit for the future.

We worked with John Miles, co-founder and CEO of Health & Parenting to provide comment for The Daily Telegraph’s Small Business Connect section:

Working mothers are hugely important for the economy of the future that the Chancellor spoke about. It is therefore encouraging that he has pledged more than £1bn in digital infrastructure, and confirmed the roll-out of tax-free childcare in 2017.

Superfast Internet connectivity and the affordability of childcare are crucial to parents returning to work and working remotely if need be.

For the first time, the tax-free childcare scheme has opened up support towards childcare costs for self-employed workers, entrepreneurs and those working part time. As a digital health company that works a lot with freelance mothers, we expect to have access to a much larger pool of highly talented professionals who mould their careers around children.

Real Business magazine also included part of John’s quote in their round up of SME business leaders’ responses.

Then before Christmas, the government announced an extra £440m to be spent on providing up to 600,000 homes and businesses with superfast broadband. We added extra detail to our comments, which were included in an article by Tech City News.

Superfast Internet connectivity is crucial for our UK tech sector and for people working remotely.

As a digital health company we work a lot with freelance parents. Bringing superfast broadband into remote areas widens the pool of highly talented professionals that we and other tech companies can tap into. Workers are no longer held back by technology and can instead achieve a work/life balance that works for them.

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Festive cheer with Top 30 baby names

festive cheer with top 30 baby names for christmas 2016

We worked with Health & Parenting on a fun news story  to bring 2016 to a close. H&P analysed data from their flagship product Pregnancy+ to compile the top 30 most popular baby names for Christmas 2016.

T’was the season to be jolly, so it was only fitting that Noah and Ava topped the list of names. A total of nine Bible-inspired boy names and five girl names made it into the Top 30 names for festive babies due between 22nd December 2016 and 3rd January 2017.

  • For boys: Noah (no.1), Jacob (no.5), Ethan (no.11), Lucas (no.14), Isaac (No.16), Caleb (No.21), Elijah (no.24) and Joshua (no.25).
  • For girls: Ava (No.1), Evie (No.5), Eva (no.16), Mia (short for Miriam on No.8), Grace (No.10).

John Miles, co-founder of Health & Parenting, the developer of Pregnancy+, said: “Long-time favourites Oliver and Amelia have been knocked back into the number 2 spot for babies due over the festive season. And that is not surprising. Christmas babies are nothing short of a miracle with 25th and 26th December the least likely days to give birth. I suspect that many prospective parents are harking back to biblical times to handpick names that have clearly stood the test of time for their own wonder babies.

Huffington Post UK and Corporate Dad blog covered the story in great detail. The release was also picked up by 31 local and regional papers.

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Building up coverage for Growth Builder

BUILDING UP COVERAGE FOR GROWTH BUILDER

Well PR provided freelance support to and worked with the Fieldhouse Associates team to secure great coverage for Growth Builder, a 12-month business growth programme designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.

Growth Builder is the first of its kind to work with Government, universities, entrepreneurs and leading UK corporates and helps British businesses that want to take on the next stage of growth.

Business experts such as Dale Murray CBE and Simon Devonshire OBE had joined the growing (and impressive) list of programme ambassadors and it didn’t come as a surprise that the first programme cohort included some of the UK’s best-known brands.

Mumsnet, Biscuiteers, Health & Parenting, Touchnote, PayAsUGym, Express Microbiology and Yoyo Wallet were just some of 48 businesses selected onto the programme.

Our press release was very timely for Forbes, which included the news in a feature on how organisations are helping startups to scale.

New Statesman Tech published an in-depth profile article on Mumsnet following an interview with co-founder and chief executive Justine Roberts.

Management Today magazine spoke to Growth Builder chairman Ben Fletcher about accelerator programmes and interviewed Biscuiteers co-founder Harriet Hastings about her sweet success.

Tech City News, GrowthBusiness.co.uk and Angel News also covered the story.

Cambridge News and Business Weekly focused on locally based Keronite Group.

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