KalliKids was named winner of the Outstanding Entrepreneur at the 2015 Best Business Awards. The business harnesses parent power, by bringing together recommendations and up front checking, in one easy to use website.
Karen Bach, who set up the Sussex based company three years ago, was recognised by the judges of the award, for turning a good idea into a thriving business. The company now has 37,000 social media followers, 28,000 parent members and works with more than 1,400 providers of children’s services.
Commenting on the award to KalliKids, chairman of the judges for The Best Business Awards, said: “As a mother of two, Karen Bach was concerned about sending her children to activity centres, when she wasn’t quite sure if the organisers were properly qualified. Quick to spot a market, she realised that there was a need for professional accreditation. Karen has turned her idea into a thriving business and now has a database of 1,400 approved providers, and is embarking on a massive expansion programme. An accreditation scheme is great news for parents who are always delighted to get reassurance that they are sending their children to independently vetted organisations.”
The BBAs pride themselves on having a large panel of over 20 independent expert judges, who select winners according to strict criteria for each category and sector.
The Best Business Awards are one of the UK’s highest profile awards and winning this accolade speaks volumes about the quality of an organisation. Owing to its high profile, the Awards attract a wide range of entries from across all sectors from large international PLCs and public sector organisations to dynamic and innovative SMEs. The winners all have one thing in common – they are truly excellent at what they do and KalliKids have proved this, by winning a Best Business Award.
Upon winning the award, Karen Bach, Founder of KalliKids, who lives in Cowfold, said: “This is a great accolade and testament to the ongoing hard work and commitment of everyone on the KalliKids team.
“I came up with the idea for KalliKids after spotting a gap in the market. I was searching for tutors and sports clubs for my two daughters and felt there was no way of telling whether the provision was good or bad. There was a need for an industry standard. Some parents place more emphasis on recommendation, whereas others look at evidence. So I decided to combine the two.”
For more information and to find out how to register your business for the next round of the Best Business Awards, visit http://www.bestbusinessawards.co.uk/index.asp