Local mum and business owner, Susan Yeates, was announced an award winner amongst the many hundreds of women who entered The Mpower National Business Awards, celebrating parents throughout the UK who manage the difficult task of juggling business with family life.

Susan is a yoga teacher, mum to her little girl Ariana Gloria (aged one) and founder of Susan's World of Yoga – yoga classes and courses for anyone looking to get better quality rest and relaxation. Blending expert yoga tuition with specialist knowledge in the field of pregnancy and postnatal yoga, restorative yoga and guided relaxation (Yoga Nidra) she provides a unique perspective on how to find deep relaxation and reconnect with yourself. Her motto is 'give yourself permission to rest.'

Susan who won the Mpower National Business Award for Spirit said “It was a total surprise but I am so honoured considering all the amazing other mums in business that were listed as finalists alongside myself. I have so many ideas running around in my head right now and this award has given me the confidence to go on over the next few years and pursue my big dreams.... watch this space!”

Sponsor of the Spirit award, Dawn Cummins said "It was a true honour judging the Mpower Award "SPIRIT" category. All the nominations touched me in many special ways. Susan's World of Yoga however resonated in ways that are very close to my heart. Our well-being is crucial, I have said often if I was a doctor, I would prescribe yoga and meditation for all stress related problems. It can nourish and nurture our souls. Presenting the "SPIRIT" award to Susan was a very special moment, and so deserving."

 “We’re so proud of every single mum in business” said Nicola Huelin, multi-award winning business coach, founder of the Mpower awards, and mum to four children with her partner Graham. “We all come from a place of love at Mpower, our Spirit finalists are individuals who are so heart-centred they radiate goodwill to all and see collaboration not competition.  Susan is a shining example of a woman in business having a huge positive impact on others reaching far and wide .

All of our finalist are winners - indeed every woman who takes courageous steps to live life on her terms, no matter what shape that takes – homemaker, career-committer or business-builder, is by definition a winner. These awards are part of celebrating those in the early stages of starting and growing a business they love, in a way that’s right for them and their loved ones. Something to be recognised and celebrated both here in the UK and around the world”

Judging Susan’s award was a panel of top parent entrepreneurs. The results were announced at The Mpower Gala on June 23rd, at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London.

The Mpower National Business Awards take place every year, and nominations for 2019 open again in March 2019 www.mpowerawards.com