Over the next six weeks, we are excited to share some awesome world records with you. We know when building a business or going for that work promotion, you will be required to break some personal limits to achieve new things.
Check out this week's world record which went on to do give back into the local community, WINNING! Cheeseboard anybody?
2000-kg cheese board used to help
food banks after it sets new record
The event was held to raise money for the Great American Milk Drive, an organisation which provides milk to foodbanks across the US, which the 45,000 attendants were encouraged to donate to.
As well as this, the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin also hoped to promote Wisconsin’s world class dairy products.
More than 60 people have helped
prepare the Largest cheese platter.
Businesses Started By Mums
While she was expecting her daughter Isabella, French-born Natalie Massenet launched what would later become a global fashion business from her apartment in London. Read the story of Net-A-Porter on this week’s Inspiring Stories blog post..
Aged 33, Natalie launched her successful high end online fashion business, Net-a-Porter,when she was on maternity leave about to have her first child, Isabella.
She said, ‘I couldn't believe you could be sitting in your apartment in London and be clicking on a Victorian jacket in Wisconsin, and that someone in Wisconsin could send it to you!,’ She used to work as a fashion journalist for Vogue. Natalie and her husband at the time managed to raise a huge £1.2 million to set up the venture, using her apartment in London as headquarters. They started with a team of just 15 staff, but has since grown to become a world-renowned fashion supplier.
Born in Paris, and from a sparkling family background of journalism and acting, Massenet’s first job after high school was at a menswear shop in LA. She studied English Literature at UCLA. Before breaking into journalism, she had a varied early career, which included fashion modelling, photography, and receptionist duty. She had internships at a number of fashion magazines, before eventually becoming a fashion journalist at Women’s Wear Daily in the early 90s.
Net-A-Porter was launched in 2000, and had a magazine style format, which was one of the first of its kind, which would become popular and influence much of our web content to this day.
These days, most of us are familiar with online shopping. You see an image of a pair of shoes, for example, and we take for granted the ability to simply click on the image in order to buy it. Massenet was clearly ahead of her time, as she began to pioneer this concept. At first, investors were reluctant to get on board, as they were unsure as to whether online high-end fashion was really viable. But with a bit of persuation, and a lot of persistence in sticking with what she felt was the right thing to do, the concept became very profitable, only a few years later, in 2004, when the site was awarded Best Fashion Shop at the British Fashion Awards.
The company has continued to grow exponentially to this day, where it has a global influence.
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Welcome to our brand new series of Inspiring Stories! This time, we will be sharing stories of mums who have successfully started a business and seen it thrive. This week, read the story of Lynda, who founded Sweet Dreamers, as a result of sleepless nights with her newborn…
Businesses started by mums
Introducing Ewan the Dream Sheep
Lynda Harding, while on maternity leave after having her sixth child, Bradley, struggled with getting him to sleep at night. ‘He cried constantly and it was a nightly struggle to get him to sleep’. After trying everything she knew to try and calm him down, Lynda discovered an unusual method: dimming the lights, switching on the hoover, and rocking him when in the cot. She looked around to find a product that could do all these things at once, but found nothing like what she hoped to find. This gave her the idea to create a product herself!
She started to research as much as she could, gaining input and knowledge from sleep experts, universities, medical experts, the childcare industry, as well as through surveying ordinary mums like herself. After a long time, seven years, she launched Ewan the Dream Sheep!
Ewan is a plush sheep toy that can be hung on the side of a cot. The device contains real recordings that are not computerised. These recordings include heartbeats, vacuum cleaners, and rain fall, and are at a unique low frequency that is heard by babies when in the womb. Expert research has proven that mimicking the experience of being in the womb is highly effective in reducing colic pain, inducing good quality sleep, and reducing crying.
The product has had amazing reviews from customers:
‘Thank you! Don’t know if I could survive without Ewan the Dream Sheep’
- Lily Allen - Singer
‘Huge thankyou for fab Ewan the Dream Sheep. My son loves it. We have hung it on his Moses basket’.
-Konnie Huq - TV presenter
To learn more about Ewan and see the full range of Sweet Dreamers products, visit the website: https://www.sweetdreamers.co.uk
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