Natwest Everywoman Aphrodite Female Entrepreneur of 2015 – sponsored by Daily Mail
They’ve been dubbed the ‘mumpreneurs’ – the women who raise their families while setting up successful small businesses from home.
Today, the Mail proudly announces the winner of our first Mumpreneur Of The Year Award, in association with the NatWest Everywoman Awards, recognising business excellence in female entrepreneurs. Her story – and those of our two runners-up – will inspire you and prove that being a mother need never stand in the way of success…
Sarah Pittendrigh, 44, is the founder of Simply Bows & Chair Covers. Sarah lives in Co Durham with her farmer husband Stewart, 45, and their son, William, 16.
To call Sarah Pittendrigh remarkable is an understatement. She hasn’t just launched a phenomenally successful business while raising her son as a single mum. She’s also done it while twice battling cancer and also helping to nurse her dying mother-in-law.