When I launched this business, having to cope with the constant changes and challenges of a global pandemic wasn’t quite how I imagined my first year would go! However, the hard work has paid off and, less than three years later, I’m delighted to announce that The Mill Birth and Wellbeing Centre has been recognised at The Peterborough Small Business Awards 2023.
The Mill won both the ‘Service Small Business of the Year’ and ‘Business Owner of the Year’ categories. The Small Business Awards aims to reward, acknowledge, and inspire small organisations across the Greater Peterborough region.
Being recognised in this way is so incredibly rewarding, because it provides further validation for the reasons why I set up the business in the first place. The inspiration for The Mill came after the traumatic birth of my own daughter. As a young, single mother, I really struggled to find my community. I felt that support was lacking in all areas, and I was inspired to train as a birth and postnatal doula in the hope that I could help women feel informed and supported during pregnancy, birth and beyond.
But training alone didn't seem enough. It soon became clear that there was a real need in the community for a safe place among the chaos of everyday life, which led to me opening the MilI. I knew I wanted to create somewhere people could visit and feel comfortably at home.
The Mill was opened as a Birth and Wellbeing Centre for the benefit of the local community. Now the venue is host to a range of activities; including massage, sport and remedial therapies, beauty and spa treatments, counselling, antenatal classes, baby groups, Andy’s Man Club talking sessions and much more.
I am so amazed and delighted to have won not just one, but two awards! I want to thank everyone who has supported The Mill and attended any of our classes or events. I also want to say a massive thank you to our wonderful practitioners for the caring community we have created together.
There are still plenty of opportunities to get involved with what we do. Rooms at The Mill are available for hire - so health, beauty and wellbeing practitioners are encouraged to get in touch with me to hear more about the facilities and see how they too could join the amazing community we have created.
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