A HUDDERSFIELD businesswoman has the WOW factor.
Kirkburton-based Claire Harper, who set up online children’s clothing business IndiaCoco just a year ago, has won a WOW award from well-known entrepreneur Jacqueline Gold, chief executive of Knickerbox and Ann Summers.
Jacqueline began a campaign to support female business owners in June, 2011, by encouraging other women in business across the UK to tweet her every Wednesday, using hashtag #WOW along with their business name and a brief overview of what they do.
Jacqueline then chooses her favourite three to become #WOW (Women on Wednesday) winners. She looks for interesting businesses with strong brand values, good quality products, well-designed websites and the potential to grow and succeed in their industry.
Claire, formerly marketing director at Colnebridge-based nursery products firm Mamas & Papas, set up IndiaCoco – named after her two daughters – to offer original, high quality and great value clothes for children aged up to eight.
She said: “We are extremely proud to have won a #WOW award, particularly as Jacqueline is so passionate about championing women in business and supporting brands with strong values, a clear vision and putting the customer first at all times.
“We are absolutely delighted and wanted to pass on this great news.”