DONCASTER ENTREPRENEUR RECEIVES #WOW AWARD FROM JACQUELINE GOLD CBE
On 14th February 2018, Rachel Whittaker from Doncaster, was recognised by British businesswoman, Jacqueline Gold CBE, for her success as a female entrepreneur, and awarded with a prestigious #WOW badge.
Rachel was one of three winners selected by Jacqueline after she entered ‘Women on Wednesday’ – a competition launched by Jacqueline in 2011 to celebrate the growing number of UK female entrepreneurs and businesswomen.
Women on Wednesday (#WOW) takes place every week and is run through Jacqueline’s Twitter page. When selecting the winners, Jacqueline looks for businesses that are interesting, that have strong brand values and that she thinks have potential to grow and succeed in their industry. She looks for quality products and services, well designed websites and entrepreneurs who demonstrate good business acumen and who have spotted a gap in the market that meets the consumer’s needs.
Rachel makes delicious chutneys, jams, curds, sauces in Yorkshire at The Jam Horse using the skills she learnt from her mother and grandmother. Her sons and father lend a hand, making it a true family business!
Jacqueline Gold says: ‘The Jam Horse really stood out for me as a #WOW winner because of Rachel’s passion for producing fresh locally sourced products. Initially starting her own business so she could work from home when her children were young, it is amazing to see how this company has developed into a well-established local brand loved by all. I admire Rachel’s determination to pursue her passion at the same time as raising her family!’
For me, #WOW is all about inspiring and celebrating female entrepreneurs. My vision is for women in the UK to come together, celebrate their strengths, skills and fantastic businesses, and do all that they can to inspire other women to realise their potential.
The WOW community is a fantastic network which offers female entrepreneurs the opportunity to share advice, support each other, trade and most importantly celebrate their successes!”