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thumbsie® Blog: Awards

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Thumbsie winning an award Great British Entrepreneur

Jo triumphs at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards

Our amazing founder, Jo, has followed in the footsteps of leading figures from the business world by winning an award at the prestigious Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Jo was crowned Maker & Creator Entrepreneur of the Year for the South East at a glittering event at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. And these are not just any awards, they’re often[...]
British Made Awards 2023

Thumbsie® recognised by British Made Awards  

By Jo Bates, founder of Thumbsie® As some of you may know, I founded Thumbsie® 10 years ago, and it has been a thrilling journey. It all started at my daughter's school gates. I knew that thumb sucking had become a problem for her, and I came to realise that there was a market out there for a fun, cost-effective[...]
Jo, founder of Thumbsie with her award for innovation

Thumbsie® win innovation award

At Thumbsie® we pride ourselves on being innovative – and it seems others agree. It's just been announced that we've won a prize for innovation at a leading enterprise award. Go us! That's right, we are proud to announce that we won Most Innovative Children's Handmade Dental Health Product at the Southern Enterprise Awards. These awards receive over 68,000 total[...]
Awards of Excellence 2023

Thumbsie® a “shining example of excellence”

Thumbsie® has been described as a "shining example of excellence" and as a company that has "transformed lives" following a recent awards triumph. The South East Star Award of Excellence recognises outstanding achievement by businesses within the south east and is an excellent addition to our growing list of awards. The company behind the awards, E2 Media, were especially impressed[...]

Jo wins leading Health & Wellbeing award

Huge congrats to our founder, Jo Bates, who has been recognised by a leading awards organisation for her vital contribution to health and wellbeing! In August, Jo, who founded Thumbsie® a decade ago, was named Health & Wellbeing Businesswoman of the Year by the 2023 Women in Business Awards. Jo was also a finalist in the Retail & Ecommerce category.[...]
Jo holding trophy for Small Business of the Year

Thumbsie® wins Small Business of the Year

It's not every day that you receive an email congratulating you on producing "the best entry since we began our awards", but that's exactly what happened to our founder Jo, earlier this year. The "best entry" refers to our submission for the UK Small Business Awards 2022 – and we're pleased to say, we won! The email, from Business Awards[...]
Maker & Creator Entrepreneur The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2023 Finalist

Jo shortlisted for leading entrepreneur award

All of us at Thumbsie® are thrilled to announce that Jo Bates, our founder, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Great British Entrepreneur Awards. These awards celebrate the dynamic role that entrepreneurs play in the UK, and they highlight a wide range of businesses from the length and breadth of the country. Jo has been shortlisted in the Maker and[...]
Junior Designs Award Logo

Thumbsie® shortlisted for top international design award

All of us at Thumbsie® are delighted to have been shortlisted for the prestigious Junior Design Awards 2022. These global awards will take place in September, and we are thrilled to announce we will be in the Best Innovative Product Design category. The Junior Design Awards, run by magazine Junior, are considered one of the most respected awards within the family[...]
Jo Bates, CEO of Thumbsie with MadeForMums award for innovation

The results are in….and Thumbsie® won!

We are delighted that Thumbsie® has won silver at this year's MadeForMums awards. Our award, which came in the Innovation of the Year category, was announced this morning and we couldn't be happier. The best thing about these MadeForMums Awards is that all products are tested by children and parents themselves – meaning this is a big seal of approval from[...]
Jo Bates, Founder of Thumbsie winning silver Winner BBWA

Thumbsie® wins Double Silver at the Best Business Women Awards

We've won two awards – and it feels great! All of us at Thumbsie® are delighted to have won Silver at this year's Best Business Women Awards in two categories. At an exciting – and virtual – award ceremony on Friday 19th March, we were proud to receive awards in two categories: Made in the UK and Best Overall Business.[...]
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