Over the weekend I received an email informing me that I had become a BizMum Award Nominee 2017 for the award Inspirational Mum Award in the 4th BizMum Awards. I have to admit I wasn’t expecting to receive this email and it came as a surprise.

Here was why I was nominated:

“Jennifer is an inspiration on so many levels. She runs several businesses with passion, dedication and positivity. But the reason I am nominating her for this award is because of her own experiences of domestic abuse and how she responded. Following years of domestic abuse, Jennifer made the brave decision to walk away and start again. Not only that, she decided to turn her experience into something positive and one that could actually help other victims (both female and male). Jennifer wrote her book Isolation Junction which was released last year. Using her own experiences but also those of other women she spoke to the, message in the book is that victims are not alone. There is an escape from Isolation Junction. Since the release of the book Jennifer has been contacted by other victims who have been moved, inspired, encouraged and supported by her book. Here are some of the reviews it has received. “This book was a great read from the perspective of a domestic abuse survivor. It was very well written and thought provoking.” “If this book helps just one person, it’s fulfilled its purpose.” “Well done Jennifer for writing a very true account of women suffering domestic abuse. It was like looking back at my life. I highly recommend reading this book” Jennifer is a brilliant role model for women who are feeling isolated, alone, undervalued and lacking in confidence. There is an escape and I’m delighted Jennifer’s book will help to highlight the very real trauma of domestic abuse.”

I am delighted to have been nominated for this award and my hope is to raise awareness of this often hidden and unseen behaviour and empower women in abusive relationships to seek help for themselves and find the confidence to change their lives. In being nominated it says to me that I am working towards my goal and on the right path. I look forward to joining other nominees on the day and celebrating with everyone.

Within the last year I have achieved so much, here are some highlights; Kickstarter campaign became fully funded, release of Isolation Junction, received some fantastic awareness through the press, Paperback bestseller, Kindle bestseller, stocked Isolation Junction in local libraries (Hull and East Yorkshire), A link with the FADV (Fight Against Domestic Violence) , a successful first blog tour alongside being blogged about and now this. I can’t wait to see what the next year brings as its only just the beginning.

I have to say a huge thank you to you because without you this wouldn’t be possible. All the likes, comments and shares of social media posts and blog posts makes a difference. Thank you to those who have bought Isolation Junction for themselves and friends and those who continue to follow the next step. Your support aids blocking the road to Isolation Junction.

Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 8th, 2017, at the annual BizMums Conference & Awards at the Manor House in Alsager, Cheshire. The day will bring together 100’s of mums in business from across the region to network, learn and celebrate each other’s achievements of the past 12 months.

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  1. Steph

    Go girl well done

    • jenniferlauragilmour

      Thank you Steph, and congratulations to you. Jennifer


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