Local Family Friendly Franchise Shortlisted for Award

Precious Memories, the Baby Hand and Feet Casting company, has been shortlisted for the Mums and Working Franchisor of the Year Award.

Nottingham, United Kingdom, August 21, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The Mums and Working Awards seek to reward and recognise the companies and individuals that make flexible working possible and show that family-friendly employment supports family life, enables parents to achieve their full potential, is of great benefit to the UK economy and gives real value to all involved.

Precious Memories was founded by Glenda Hickmott, mother of two young girls, and all the franchise holders are parents of young children too. Unlike many franchise opportunities, the entry costs are low and come with an affordable payment plan. All the franchise holders support each other, and understand the challenges of juggling family life with working and running a business.

Precious Memories was initially nominated by Nicola Kelsall, owner of the Sutton in Ashfield studio. The family friendly set-up allowed Nicola to change career from teacher to business owner following the birth of her second child.

Nicola says, "After the birth of my daughter, I really wanted a change of direction. After more than ten years in teaching, I wanted to be able to spend more time at home. Precious Memories allowed me to express my creative side, and put my business skills to good use, with a support network of likeminded people behind me. Running a Precious Memories franchise allows me to be around for my children and earn a living."

Winners of all award categories will be announced at the Business Mums Summit in Brighton on 10 October 2011.

For more information and photos, please contact:
Nicola Kelsall – Owner, 2D Studio, Nottinghamshire 07595 628379 nicolak@precious-memories.co.uk

Karen Horner – Owner, 3D Studio, Nottingham 07894 270792 karenh@precious-memories.co.uk
Glenda Hickmott – Founder, Precious Memories 07779 325160 glhickmott@gmail.com

About Precious Memories
Precious Memories is a family orientated business, with studios around the country, providing luxury pet and baby casting, baby hand and foot impressions, silver fingerprint-jewellery and pregnant belly bump casting services. Over the past eight years we have been creating stunning handcrafted casts of pet & babies hands and feet; beautifully framed baby impressions & really detailed silver hand, foot & fingerprint jewellery using the finest materials such as hallmarked silver, lead crystal glass, solid bronze, plaster & Precious Metal Clay – preserving precious memories in perfect detail forever. http://www.precious-memories.co.uk

About Mums and Working Awards
The awards are about flexible employment especially family-friendly employment. They recognise all types of flexible employment whether you are an employee, company or a small business owner. Our judges are looking for real, everyday stories where flexible employment is working and proving that having family-friendly approach can be a real asset to a company. The Franchisor of the Year Award is sponsored by whatson4me.co.uk and is open to any franchisor who actively promotes exceptionally family-friendly and flexible working policies to its franchisees.

Precious Memories
Laura Gooderson
0781 798 1951