Awards & Achievements
Stevie Awards Judge Women In Business International 2015
After demonstrating such success within her own business, Kim was honoured to be chosen as a judge for the International Stevie Awards For Women In Business.
The Stevie Awards are the world premier business awards and judges include some of the worlds most respected executives, entrepreneurs, innovators and educators.
I love connecting with WHY women create their own businesses, and seeing how a simple idea can transform into something extraordinary.”
2013 Speaking at THRIVE LIVE In Los Angeles
Kim was honored to be featured in front of hundreds of women from all over the world, and share her journey of developing her business success.
Kim spoke of her story and shared the different stages of growth within her business from working alone, to now being able to offer other women the kind of freedom, flexibility and lifestyle she has enjoyed, through the growth of her business.
“I absolutely love to share my story and inspiring others to follow their dreams. To speak on stage to so many powerful women in business was incredible. The love and support in the room was electrifying, and I am so happy my journey gave light to so many others looking for a similar way to grow their business.
Love what you do, believe in yourself, DREAM BIG!”
Aus’Mumpreneur Awards Judge 2012 & 2015
Kim was honored to be a judge in the 2012 & 2015 Mumpreneur Business Awards. These awards are open to Mums in business across Australia & New Zealand and are run annually by Connect2mums. They celebrate the best and brightest mums in business.
“It was such a pleasure to be involved in the judging of these awards. I know first hand what a challenge it can be to be a mum in business and believe we are deserving of a medal and a pat on the back! I loved being able to interview some incredible women, and pass the award onto the deserving winner.”
Bride Online Expert
Kim was chosen out of more than 300 hair, makeup, and beauty professionals to be an official BRIDE ONLINE EXPERT.
This means that brides from all across Australia can ask questions regarding hair, makeup and wedding day beauty and be answered by a top industry expert. Bride Online is Australia’s largest bridal directory helping thousands of brides plan their weddings each year.
Kim was proud to be part of the inspirational book ” Successful Women In Business, Australia “ which showcases the through provoking stories behind some of Australia’s most successful business women. This engaging book tells real life stories of female entrepreneurs who have mastered arenas such as real estate, fashion, weddings and more. Through perseverance, determination and a never give up attitude, the women in this book have overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, to become an inspiration to countless women all over the world.
Business Reinvention Contest 2011
Kim was presented with a $5000 cheque in front of more than 600 women entrepreneurs and business owners from all over the world.
“Wow, truly amazing! This award really is proof that if you put yourself ‘out there’ the universe will align and reward you for your efforts.”
Best Service Business 2011
This award is really special, as is really is close to my heart.
Running a business and having 3 small kiddies can be tough! This award recognizes all the struggles and achievements that mums in business face everyday, and provides us a HUGE pat on the back for our success, and balancing act.
“I was up against some amazing businesses, and I was truly inspired by seeing all of the other strong & creative women at the awards night.
Thank you to everyone who has supported my journey, especially my hubby Gerard who really does make me feel as though anything is possible.”
Kim’s Success Story Published To Inspire Women In Business
I was completely flattered when I was asked to share the success story, of my bridal business in the hope to inspire other mums starting out in business.
The book in a compilation of advice, strategies, achievements, and stories of success that mums from across Australia & New Zealand have achieved.
Featured On Secrets To Her Success, Podcast
Listen to Kim’s Story on the Secrets To Her Success Podcast. Here you’ll find spotlight entrepreneurs from all kinds of industries speak candidly about their success, entrepreneurial journey, balance or work and family plus loads more.
Secrets To Her Success provides inspiration, hands on tips, and real life advice from successful entrepreneurs to others either starting out or on the same journey.
2010 Fastest Growing Business Awards
In 2010, Kim’s business was awarded WINNER of the fastest growing business awards By Eclipse Media Events Combined with Yellow Pages as the main sponsor. These awards celebrate rapid business growth in the Hunter area.
The recognized the finalists, for setting benchmarks for success, despite the economic downturn, and being determined to grow their business, in the 21st century. Winners were chosen based purely on high turn over and their exceptional growth rate within 12 months.
“This awards means so much to me. I absolutely believe that in order to be successful, you must love what you do. I’m so grateful that Blush Brides has allowed me to do just this, and also give me the freedom to work around my young family. A big thank you goes out to tall the brides who have chosen us for their special day. We could not have grown so quickly, if it weren’t for them trusting us, with their wedding day beauty.”