The internet can be a bit of an anonymous place to do business and you can never really know the people you are doing business with from reading a few words. So we thought we would introduce ourselves to you and tell you a bit about who we are and what drives us.
I am 32 years old. Together with my very supportive and utterly fabulous partner David (Daddy Moo), our three beautiful children, 6 year old son Charlie (MOO) and 4 year old daughter Megan and baby of the gang 2 year old Olive we live in rural Dorset. I spent my pre-child life as a Nursery School Manager, after having travelled a bit (where Daddy Moo and I met! Living the high life as holiday reps in Turkey) I set upon my career in childcare and started doing a Bsc Degree with the Open University (which I still am completing now!) When I fell pregnant in 2006 I knew that being a full time mum was the way I wanted to go and Daddy Moo supported my decision fully. After a while though my head began to fill with dribble and I missed stimulation running a nursery had given me and thus Charlie Moo's was born.
I was disheartened by the rubbish party bags, Charlie, had received at parties. Not only did it break straight away, it was either very age inappropriate or made of plastic. One party he received near enough a whole bag of chocolate. It became a slightly stressful experience. Charlie would wonder out of the party tightly clutching a plastic bag in his hand and we would either fight with him to get rid off the bits he could not have or have him hand us stuff as we said no, in most cases he would be left with a balloon and some bubbles. I took the plunge to build and start up my website after Megan was born in August 2008. I became very adapt at typing with one finger whilst breast feeding at 2am. I now sew all the fabric bags myself too! Family is very much at the heart of Charlie Moo's all my gang have a role to play.
We pride ourselves in our unique array of items. Due to the fact that some items are pre-loved we may have a limited stock - which is stated. However pleased be assured that we only stock quality items.
Highly Commended MumsClub PR Competition 2009
Winner of Future 100 Young Entrepreneur 2009
TGF Rated Award Winner 2009 - Fabric Party Bags
Langtry Manor Finalist Best Green 2010
Dorset Business Mum of the Year 2010
Nominated MADS Blog Award 2010 & 2011 & 2012
Shortlisted Enterprise UK Make your Mark in the Markets
Recognised for Very Good Service 2010
Shortlisted in the World Skill Competition 2010 (Networking Mummies)
Shortlisted mumsandworking Business Parent Award 2010
Enterprise Nation Ideas 101 Winner June 2010
Shortlisted Business Mum of the Year mumsclub.co.uk 2011
Finalist Best Use of Media (formally PR comp) 2011
Langtry Manor Finalist PR Initiative 2011
Nominated in the Junior What’s On Awards – Best Party Supplies Charlie Moo’s 2011, 2012, 2013
Bronze Website Award Charlie Moo’s Mumpreneur UK 2011
Mumpreneur 100 2011
#SBS winner 26th February 2012 Theo Paphitis
Top 20 Dorset Business Mum of the Year 2012
Cow Awards 2013 – Best Quirky for MerMOO Olive
Nominated Best Online Business Venus Awards 2013
Short listed Women in Business Women Inspiring Woman Awards 2013