With a Masters in Strategic HR and an illustrious RAF career in the RAF, Hannah went on to set up Toddle, a business creating natural skincare products for children. She feels strongly that the brand represents Mums as skiers, walkers, festival goers, surfers and more! She also employs an industry leading equality and diversity policy at Toddle, following years promoting gender equality at the RAF.
Being nominated was incredible, it came at a time when I was working incredibly hard and hadn’t really taken stock of what I had achieved. All I could see was the daunting task ahead of me!
Being shortlisted as a finalist was a reality check, it made me realise that I had built up a lot from nothing, and actually, I had achieved an awful lot. It was great to get that validation from an institution like Chwarae Teg, which is so established and respected.
I was so shocked to win. I was in a category with some incredible businesses, and I was just happy to be there! I was especially thrilled because my husband, an airline pilot and away a lot, has missed loads of business events. So for him to be there and watch me win, as he has been such a huge support, really meant a lot to me. He was so proud of me going up there on the stage.
The Womenspire Awards was also the first piece of recognition the business had, which has helped us enormously with credibility and exposure, and this momentum has just continued! It was the first time we felt like people had believed in the business and that meant a huge amount!