Name: Marianne Valiente
Company: Feed Me Mummy
Position within company: Owner
What does your company offer? A new innovative nursing vest that mums wear under their normal clothes which helps with discreet breastfeeding.
What made you want to work for (or start up) your company? I couldn’t find any affordable breastfeeding clothes that covered the bits I wanted covered so when I came up with the design of the Feed Me Mummy Vest I felt I had to share it with other mums.
Who is your biggest inspiration? Why? After setting up Feed Me Mummy, I’ve realised how hard it is to run a business from home as well as looking after two young children full time. So I’m in awe of all parents out there who run their own business surrounded by their children – it’s hard work!
What is the best part of your job? Getting great feedback from mums who love their vests. I recently did a Baby Show and so many mums came to my stand saying they were wearing their vest – this made me very happy!
What are your plans for the future? To keep spreading the word about our vests and hopefully introduce some new colours.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given? When I was first starting, I was told to believe in myself and just go for it!