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Are you a Woman in Making? You could win £10,000

Posted on in Business News, Creative News

According to a new study, "The Home Business Insight Report" compiled by AXA, 70% of all new businesses are home-run, with women accounting for two thirds of home based businesses.

The study has revealed that women are leading the home business trend, with 67 per cent of those businesses polled started and run by women. And around four out of ten home based business owners are in the 45-59 year old age bracket with one per cent in the 70 years or over bracket. The under 25s represent around five per cent of home based businesses.

The most popular sector for home based businesses is business services, followed by craft and retail.

With this huge growth in the female crafting businesses, Triumph UK is celebrating this essence of women as creative and multifaceted forces of being with a fabulous new campaign Women In Making. It seeks to tap into the unique support that woman give to each other and transfer this into the business world.

Women In Making offers the chance to win a £10,000 bursary to support your business, plus the once in a lifetime chance to be stocked in Fenwick of Bond St.

It also offers every entrant a unique female insight into how as women we can push boundaries and become who we set out to be. Holding fort for the campaign we see a panel of truly inspiring makers who each embody the essence of Women in Making.

From fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic to Fashion Buyer Georgina Coulter, Nails Inc Founder Thea Green and Accessories designer Sophia Webster who, alongside the 2013 winner Lizzie McQuade, will act as mentors to the winner. And if this wasn't enough, every entrant to the competition will be invited to network, share and impart their womanly wisdom via the Let's Talk section and the chance to open their own free store on

It's by opening up the campaign in this way that Triumph hope to showcase some truly wonderful women, to encourage and inspire each & every one of you to take that leap of faith, fill in your entry, form a new network, learn new skills, showcase your craft and above all else enjoy the support of this little piece of sisterhood on offer!

You can register for the chance to win a £10,000 bursary and a year's mentoring from the Makers Collective via


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