Putting spotlight on working mums

As a training centre covering the Borders, we are keen to provide as much support and encouragement as possible to local working mums.

We understand how difficult things are at the moment, especially for women, as the recent unemployment figures have shown.

So to celebrate working mums’ achievements and provide a much-needed confidence boost, we’re supporting an award to find the UK’s 2011 Working Mum of the Year. I’d like to encourage your readers to nominate a special mum in their lives. The top prize is a family villa for a week, plus pampering treats.

So if any of your readers are, or know of, a working mum who is going the extra mile, they need to visit www.workingmumoftheyear.com to nominate. The closing date is midnight on October 23.

The competition is being judged by Hayley Taylor, Channel 4’s Fairy Jobmother, and Siobhan Freegard, co-founder of Netmums, and the winner will be crowned at a prestigious event in November.

Tom and Fran Maclean

Pitman Training

Edinburgh