Julia Minchin set up Hippychick in 1999, with an intention to discover and develop really useful products that make life easier for parents.
The first product they launched was the innovative, multiple award-winning, back-saving Hipseat - a 'must-have' for all parents with babies 6 months to 3 years.
Julia's husband, Jeremy, subsequently left his career in the Metropolitan police to join her in the running of the business. In the early days, they worked from home taking over every room in the house and juggling three small children - it was tough!
Since then, they have grown to a 24 employee company (many of whom are mums with young children) and have a string of awards to their name including Company of the Year (5-50 employees) - Somerset Business Awards, Flexible Compnay of the Year - Mum and Working Awards and Best Distributor - Nursery Industry Awards.
An outstanding achievement!