THE KOBOLD Magazine

Vorwerk sponsors the annual Mumandworking awards

As huge advocates of flexible working, we were delighted to headline sponsor the annual Mumandworking awards that took place at RBS, London in October.
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Just like us, the awards celebrate the achievements of working parents (not just mums!), and exist to promote the enormous benefits of flexible working to both employers and those who work for themselves.

Throughout the day, we were delighted to rub shoulders with high-profile names (and more importantly, working parents!) including Caprice, Anna Kennedy OBE, Sarah-Jane Honeywell and Caroline Dinenage MP.

The day started with the Mumandworking academy; a variety of informative talks covering all areas of running a business and working flexibly, from what to wear to how to look after your accounts.

As part of the morning, we loved talking to so many passionate working mums and dads who had made a success of their business through being able to work flexibly with hours that suited them.

Having fun with our boomerang booth

We also brought along a boomerang booth, and had hours of fun with all the guests filming their short videos on screen and then sharing them on social media. If you search the #mumworkawards you should find some of them!

In the afternoon, our branch manager Charlie had the honour of presenting the winner of the ‘Best use of Innovation within a Family Friendly Business’ category; quite appropriate given we are a company committed to manufacturing the very best in home cleaning technology!

The deserved winner was firstaidforlife.org.uk and onlinefirstaid.com, with yoopod.com achieving the coveted ‘highly commended’ spot.

The day was rounded off with a sparkling drinks reception and provided us with a great opportunity to talk in more detail to some of the winners and their families.

Eric McClenaghan, Vorwerk’s UK sales and marketing director, said:

“As a company, our direct sales model fully supports creating flexible working opportunities for parents across the UK. Sponsoring the awards was a no-brainer for us, and it was great to meet such a hard-working group of people with such a wide variety of businesses and backgrounds.”

Do you think that flexible working hours and a great hourly rate are just what you need to enable you to fit work around your family commitments? Vorwerk is currently recruiting for sales advisors to join our family. Find out more by visiting our website and see how it could work for you.