Top prizes for mum’s business backed by TV ‘Dragon’ Theo

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A FLOURISHING company from Hucknall that specialises in jewellery for children has landed a sparkling double success at an awards ceremony.

BAMBINO BEADS was launched by mum Helen Keightley, of Drury Close, Hucknall, in 2011.

Since then, the company has won recognition from the likes of multi-millionaire Theo Paphitis, one of the stars of the TV show, ‘Dragons’ Den’.

Now Helen is celebrating again after picking up two gongs at the annual 2020 Ball And Business Awards in Mansfield.

Bambino Beads scooped top prize in the ‘Most Promising New Business’ and ‘Best Entrepreneurial Spirit’ categories at the ceremony staged by the networking organisation, Mansfield 2020, at the town’s Civic Centre.

Helen said: “I was absolutely delighted to win the first award, ‘Most Promising New Business’. Then, when Bambino Beads was announced as a winner in the second, I was both surprised and ecstatic.

“Winning these awards is an acknowledgement of the hard work that I have put in to establishing Bambino Beads. They have given me a huge boost in confidence to take this business to the next level and build a recognised brand.”

Helen, who has twin sons, is an image consultant by trade. Bambino Beads offers colourful jewellery, including silver charms and wooden beads.

Styles are available for boys and girls and include bracelets, keyrings and necklaces.

n OUR PHOTO shows Helen receiving one of her awards — DISPIC NMAC12-0670-2.