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Mums Urged To Start Their Own Businesses

Monday November 5 2012

A BARNSLEY mum who set up her own business after having children because her employers refused her request to work flexible hours is urging others to do the same.

Mel Fenna launched her own design and marketing agency and is now holding an open day to offer advice to other mums looking to start their own business. 

Mel has worked for some of the UK's leading marketing agency, managing accounts for clients like Casio, Habitat, Taylor Wimpey Homes and Morphy Richards.

She said: "My requests to manage my working hours more flexibly – still ensuring I give full commitment to my clients – hit a brick wall.

"They wouldn’t entertain the idea – and I do think it was short-sighted.

“I make no secret that I am a Mum first, but I have always enjoyed my work and I am ambitious and committed to delivering results.”

There will be an Open Day at BBIC on Tuesday November 13, from 10am to 4pm.

Expert business advisors will be on hand to talk through people’s ideas and explain more about the support available through the Genesis project, part funded by Enterprising Barnsley.

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Reply Posted by alexandra on Monday November 5 2012 at 15:26
Where is bbic? I'd love to attend xxx

Reply Posted by Shane on Wednesday November 7 2012 at 09:40
Hi Alex

BBIC building is on Innovation way just off Wilthrope/Huddersfield road, left hand side if you come from town centre. There is motor save and vets for pets across from it .

Reply Posted by Danielle on Monday November 5 2012 at 15:30
Id love to attend do I need to book a time???

Reply Posted by Sarah Beachill on Monday November 5 2012 at 15:42
Register here guys http://www.businessstartsatbbic.co.uk/

Reply Posted by charlotte on Monday November 5 2012 at 22:25
do you know how to get intouch with her regarding job opportunities?

Reply Posted by Aunt Hilder on Wednesday November 7 2012 at 19:47
Well done girl. I hope your former employers are kicking themselves for letting such a talent walk out of their door.

Reply Posted by Jessica - Avon on Saturday November 10 2012 at 20:23
Well Done! Being your own boss & starting your own business is fab! If anyone would like help starting their own business email me. jessicasreps@yahoo.com

Reply Posted by sara on Monday November 12 2012 at 09:15
is there any information you can send to people who cant get there due to child care issues

Reply Posted by emma b, on Monday November 12 2012 at 09:32
I have M.E and arthiritis DWP hounded me to work ! No employer would consider me employable despite qualifications and experience, so I turned my hobby into a business !
Its tough some days due to health and mobility ! But its mine and despite adversity I still create beautiful flowers and I've made my brides very happy !
Hardwork, determination, flexibility and passion is all it takes