Girl Power was certainly in the air at the annual Woman Who Awards delivered in Partnership with the Federation of Small Business. Despite outstanding competition, Capellas Nurseries and Out of School Clubs walked away with a prestigious win in the Real Life Entrepreneur category and recognition from the judges about the Child Psychology model at the heart of the company’s success.
The Real Life Entrepreneur Award was sponsored by Coombe Abbey and recognised the positive impact that small businesses have on their local community or local economy. Capellas has grown from 5 staff in 2008 to 64 today and will celebrate their 10th year of caring and educating children next year.
Dr Wallbank, Managing Director said: “The awards process has been full of amazing energy that comes from being surrounded by motivated and driven business women. It was great to see the judges recognise the importance of Early Years Education and the contribution that Capellas is making. Whilst we had a good idea to begin with and wanted to make a difference to the children in our care it has not been without risk and we are thrilled to be recognised in this way.”