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)


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.


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.