Olivia Swift of Ruddington-based business, Lotus Maternity, represented the entire county and fellow women in business recently as she took home an award for her innovative nursing wear range at the inaugural Nottingham’s “30 under 30 Awards”, held on Monday 7th October.
The awards, set up by Nottinghamshire Live in collaboration with The Prince’s Trust and Confetti Studios, are aimed at recognising some of the most inspiring and talented young people in the Nottingham area, and celebrating their incredible achievements so far.
The event was hosted at The Metronome venue in the city centre, and on arrival guests were warmly welcomed with sparkling wine. Says Olivia, “I’d never been to the venue before as it’s only been open a year, but it was fantastic and we were made to feel like stars.
“It was a wonderful evening just to be a part of, so to take home a trophy (a rather unconventional one) was just amazing! There was a real buzz in the room as we enjoyed great food and wine and live performances from talented musicians, poets and songwriters.”
The evening was filmed by Notts TV, who covered Olivia’s initial reaction to winning her award. She added, “I’ve had lots of great achievements so far in business, but this one will always be up there as a special one. There are thousands of young people in Nottingham doing marvellous things, so just to get nominated was most humbling.
“Stepping up on stage as a winner, therefore, despite all the competition was an amazing feeling and it’s wonderful to be recognised for the products, support and services I am providing to mothers.”
Olivia runs a local mother and baby group called “The Postnatal Plan” at The Ruddington Arms on Mondays to support new mothers and teach them everything they need to know as they settle into motherhood. Olivia launched the group earlier this year as she wanted to apply her infant feeding expertise, midwifery knowledge and experience to help mums on her doorstep.
For more information about Olivia, Lotus Maternity or any of her multi-award winning products or services visit www.lotusmaternity.co.uk.
Photo credits: Nottingham Post