Local Mum wins New Business of the Year 2018!

A Welwyn based Mum has been crowned New Business of the Year 2018 just 5 months after opening a club for Families. Kathy Shawyer, who owns Busylizzy Herts set up the business in October of last year and was awarded the prestigious prize by Hertford Entrepreneur Network judges at last week’s awards ceremony at Hertford Castle.

Busylizzy offer pregnancy, baby & post natal fitness classes (with no childcare required). Their range of classes include Buggy Fitness, Pilates, Yoga, Reflexology, Baby Massage, Baby Boogie & run 6 days per week. Mums are able to pick and mix from activities and book using a handy smartphone app,
appealing to the smartphone savvy families of 2018.

Busylizzy Herts has had more than 1000 class attendances since opening it’s doors and is popular with families in Welwyn & Hatfield.

With a range of 25 classes running up to 4 years old, from maternity leave to the school gates, Busylizzy has got Mum’s covered. And the best thing? Mum can cancel any class with just two hours notice. Perfect after a sleepless night. Because membership is on a monthly basis if they have to miss a class they just roll it over onto next month. It couldn’t be simpler or more in keeping with the modern, app-loving mum of 2018.

Kathy set up the business after having her second baby & recognising a gap in the Hertfordshire market for good quality classes without the need to use creches or babysitters. A recent independent member survey said 92% of club members would recommend the classes to a friend, demonstrating the popularity of the quality, convenience & technology Busylizzy offers. The club plans to expand across Hertfordshire.

Kathy said: ‘I am hugely proud to have won such a prestigious award just 5 months after our launch date. This Is a great endorsement of the high quality classes and community events we currently offer to local families and provides a springboard for us to continue with our expansion plans. I would like to thank the 115 families who have joined our club and our highly qualified team of instructors for making Busylizzy such a buzzing place to be! The prize money will be spent on adding more classes to our timetable, onboarding new instructors and increasing our range of free talks and events to ALL families in Hertfordshire.

Julie Clabby, Founder of Busylizzy Family Club commented: ‘Kathy has done such a fantastic job running her business around her two young children. She should be really proud on what she has achieved in such a short space of time.  She can now tell everyone that she owns the BEST new business in Herts and this is a fitting reward for all her hard work and determination in setting up such a fantastic business.”