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- Hat Trick of USA Awards for Tommee Tippee®
- Platinum and Gold awards for Tommee Tippee® products in Lovedbyparents Awards
- Tommee Tippee® Product Design placement boost to students
- Ultra™ scoops Best Product of the Year 2016-17 in France
- #ParentOn scoops Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards in USA and Europe
- Four major UK and USA awards for tommee tippee’s revolutionary breastfeeding system
- Shanghai Jahwa (Group) Co., Ltd to acquire Mayborn Group, owner of global baby brand Tommee Tippee®
- Fantastic feedback from mums for revolutionary new Ultra baby bottle
- tommee tippee® voted Superbrand for 7th consecutive year
- Major awards success for tommee tippee® in United Arab Emirates and South Africa
- Hat-trick of Awards for Mayborn’s Mansfield Manufacturing Facility rounds off successful 2015
- International Innovation Award for tommee tippee’s revolutionary Express & Go
- New Global Supply Chain Director adds strength to Mayborn's Executive Team
- £2 million investment in baby brand’s future to #ParentOn
- Young returns to NE roots to drive new product development
- Baby Boom at Baby Business - tommee tippee® stars are born
- tommee tippee® named UK Most Innovative Brand
- Mayborn Scoops Coveted Top Logistics Supplier 2015 at Amazon France Awards Ceremony
- tommee tippee® voted Consumer Superbrand 2015
- There’s only one tommee tippee® - and that’s official!
- tommee tippee® top of the class in Mums’ Choice Awards 2015
- tommee tippee® launched into Walmart America
- Mayborn Group donates almost 70,000 cups to children in Moldova
- Mayborn Wins National BVCA Community & Environmental Action Award
- Mayborn Group’s tommee tippee® proud sponsor of the Women of the Year 2014 'Women of Courage' Award
- Mayborn Scoops First Prize as ‘Business Game Changer’ in Global Angels Awards
- tommee tippee® voted Best Feeding Brand at 2013 Nursery Industry Awards
Hat Trick of USA Awards for Tommee Tippee®
Three Tommee Tippee products have scooped top awards in one of the longest running and most respected awards programs in the United States.
Tommee Tippee’s Pump & Go™ Complete Starter Set, Closer to Nature® Baby Bottle and Ultra™ Bottle all came out on top in the sought after NAPPA awards 2016.
Pump & Go™
Closer to Nature®
Chris Parsons, President of Mayborn North America says: “This is fantastic news for our products and our brand and further supports our vision to be the #1 baby brand recommended by mom.
“NAPPA's recognition is more than just a seal of approval - it means that a product has been voted ‘best in its class’ by expert judges and product reviewers, as well as parent and child testers, so it’s great news for our brand.”
With 25 years of experience in the industry, the National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) have been continuously celebrated as the ‘go-to’ source for parents and professionals seeking the best products for their children and families.
The Awards feature seven ‘Products for Parents’ award categories and Tommee Tippee scored a hat trick in the Maternity & Breastfeeding category.
Explaining why our products were clear winners, NAPPA’s website says ‘Tommee Tippee bottles are terrific!’ and for Pump & Go it was ‘the convenience of pumping right into the storage bag’
Chris Parsons adds: “We know that all products receiving the prestigious NAPPA award are quality products that parents and professionals alike can trust. At Tommee Tippee, our number one goal in developing new products is to make parents‘ lives easier, so it’s a real honor for our products to win three NAPPA awards this year.”
Platinum and Gold awards for Tommee Tippee® products in Lovedbyparents Awards
Tommee Tippee has scooped six Platinum Awards and two Gold Awards in the 6th annual Lovedbyparents Awards.
Ultra™, Express & Go™, Perfect Prep™ and our Steamer Blender beat off stiff competition in the awards which were voted for by parents.
Peter Melville, Director of Global Category, Feeding and Soothing, says: “This is fantastic news and a real testament to our great products, great brand and great team. With our vision to be #1 recommended by mum, this is particularly important as the award winners are all chosen by parents.”Peter Melville, Director of Global Category, Feeding and Soothing
Lovedbyparents is a UK parenting website dedicated to all things that are ‘Loved by parents’ and it reaches 30 million parents every week.
Its 2016 awards featured over 75 categories - and this year, for the first time ever, it included Platinum Awards - its mark of truly outstanding quality and design.
Thousands of brands world-wide entered this year’s Lovedbyparents Awards, which are recognised globally. Winners were chosen by parents who voted for their favourite products, brands and businesses from a shortlist compiled by the organisers, in a rigorous testing process.
Tina Summers, Editor of Lovedbyparents said: “The Lovedbyparents Awards honour those fantastic products and brands that really deliver something exceptional for parents.”
With wins across a number of feeding categories, Tommee Tippee scooped:
Express and Go™
- Best innovative feeding product:
- Best product for breast feeding:
- Best innovative idea:
- Best portable feeding product:
- Best innovative feeding product:
- Best product for bottle feeding:
- Best kitchen appliance under £100:
- Best weaning product:
Tommee Tippee® Product Design placement boost to students
Two ambitious Product Design students have had a real boost to their study and career ambitions after landing a dream placement with leading baby brand Tommee Tippee.(left-right) Nick Cudworth with students David Robinson and Ben Ryder
Ben Ryder and David Robinson are both studying BA (Hons) Product Design at Teesside University. They joined the Product Design team at Tommee Tippee’s global headquarters in Cramlington on a four month placement, as an integral part of their course.
Ben, from Birtley, Tyne & Wear says the experience has helped him to understand the manufacturing process in greater depth.
He says: “Working with the product design team has been great and will certainly help my future career development.
“My ambition has always been to work as a Product Designer and there are a range of areas I would enjoy working in including consumer goods. I’ve particularly enjoyed designing plastic goods during my time with Tommee Tippee.”
David, from Middlesbrough, says the experience has significantly improved his research capability and working with Computer Aided Design (CAD) has been invaluable.
He says: “I have a real interest in CAD and working with the Tommee Tippee design team has shown me how to choose the best approach to develop great CAD models”.
David and Ben are both 2nd year students, studying Teesside University’s 3 year BA (Hons) Product Design course. The course focuses on creative ideas for products and how they relate to consumer needs and tastes, as well as their environmental impact.
Students are encouraged to apply their creative skills to a variety of market-led design projects such as transport, furniture, lighting, toys and consumer goods. This helps to nurture their creativity and develop the skills, knowledge and experience needed in the work place.
Programme Leader Mark Freary says: “The experience of working with the design team behind the award-winning Tommee Tippee brand will be invaluable to Ben and David in the future.”
Tommee Tippee Product Design Manager Nick Cudworth adds: “We believe work placements are essential to nurture the talent of our future Product Designers.
“Ben and David have been working on real projects with us, developing new concepts for potential new products and it’s a great opportunity for us to share ideas and knowledge.”
The award-winning Tommee Tippee brand was launched in the UK over 50 years ago and its range of feeding, soothing and hygiene products is now available in around 60 countries worldwide.
With a reputation for producing stylish, innovative products, it is passionate about helping mum to embrace and enjoy the rollercoaster ride of bringing up baby. Owned by Mayborn Group, its vision is to become the world’s #1 mum-to- mum recommended baby brand.
Ultra™ scoops Best Product of the Year 2016-17 in France
Tommee Tippee®’s revolutionary new Ultra bottle has been voted Best Product of the Year 2016-2017, by consumers across France, in one of the country’s largest consumer surveys.
Ultra has scooped first prize in the bottle category in the Best Product of the Year Campaign awards. Members of the Mayborn France team were presented with the award at a glittering awards reception at the Maison des Polytechniciens Paris.
Nicolas de La Hosseraye, Commercial Director France, says it was great to collect the prize on behalf of Mayborn Group and the Tommee Tippee brand at this important event, which was attended by over 50 French businesses.
He says: “This is great news for the business, the brand and our Ultra bottle – especially as the winners were chosen by consumers.”Nicolas de La Hosseraye (right) collecting the award with members of the Mayborn France team.
The Awards are open to all businesses who distribute consumer goods in France across 18 categories and Ultra won the best baby bottle category.
It’s the first time the Best Product of the Year has been held in France and follows its great success in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, where 45,000 consumers participated last year.
Nicolas says: “Products are judged on value for money, product presentation, consumer satisfaction, as well as likelihood to recommend and re-purchase the product - so it is excellent that Ultra came top.”
Ultra was launched in France and other key markets earlier this year. It incorporates all the things millennial mum wants and has had some fabulous feedback from mums who said, in independent research, that it’s the best baby bottle they’ve ever used.*
Mums have told us that they want their baby bottle experience to be natural, encourage acceptance, be anti-colic and offer reassurance - as well as being stylish. We know you can find all these individual elements in different baby bottles on the market, but only our Ultra bottles have it all.
*In an Independent Trial of 186 UK mums and USA moms, of those that expressed a preference, 79% agreed.
#ParentOn scoops Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards in USA and Europe
Tommee Tippee®’s #ParentOn Social Media Campaign and its irreverent Advice Wipes Video have won Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in the USA and Europe.
The Advice Wipes video, produced by advertising agency McCann New York, for the Tommee Tippee brand, has scooped a Silver Lion and two Bronze Lions at the coveted Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and the #ParentOn Social Media campaign has won a Gold award in the New England Bell Ringer Awards.
Global Brands Director Martin Cooke is delighted that the campaign is receiving such recognition in both the USA and Europe. He says:
“#ParentOn has really struck a chord with moms and dads across America who have embraced its tongue-in-cheek approach - sharing and liking the brand campaign videos, including the irreverent wipes video - and it has been a big hit across Europe too.”
The PR Lions Awards, Cannes, celebrate the ‘creative use of reputation’ to build trust or increased understanding between a brand and its audience - with entries judged on ideas, strategy, execution and results.
#ParentOn’s Advice Wipes Video beat off stiff competition – with over 40,000 submissions across 23 categories - to scoop a silver and two bronze awards.
The #ParentOn Social Media campaign, managed in partnership with 360 Public Relations in the United States, also won Gold in the ‘Communications Campaigns: Social Media’ category of the annual Bell Ringer Awards. Organized by the Publicity Club of New England, the awards celebrate the best of the best in the profession.
Martin adds: “We worked with McCann New York to develop a campaign that really sets us apart from the competition, underpinned by specially commissioned research. It has been a real team effort and I’m delighted that the campaign is now receiving such international recognition.”
Our global platform #ParentOn underpins our brand promise to ‘help mums enjoy the rollercoaster ride of bringing up baby’. It was created to unite, encourage and empower new mums to simply trust their instincts….and #ParentOn
Four major UK and USA awards for tommee tippee’s revolutionary breastfeeding system
Mayborn Group’s tommee tippee® has scooped a string of top international awards for its revolutionary new Express & Go™ system, which is designed to make life easier for breastfeeding mums.
In the UK it has picked up the coveted Gold Award in the Prima Baby Awards and scooped the Innovation & Excellence Product Design Award 2016.
In the USA (where it is known as Pump & Go™) it has been voted best New Arrival in the Crisbie Awards 2016 and won the maternity basics category in The Bump Best of Baby Awards 2016.
These four top award wins follow hot on the heels of the product being honoured with the prestigious Kind+Jugend Innovation Award in the ‘World of Baby Care’ category at the annual Exhibition in Cologne.
Global Brands Director Martin Cooke says:
“These major international awards are a testament to the creativity and technical expertise of our in-house product design team and I am delighted that we’ve been honoured for a product that is really making a difference to breastfeeding mums.”
The Prima Baby Awards announced at madeformums.com and in Prima Baby magazine, recognise and reward the best products and services currently available in the baby and parenting industry. Products are tested and judged by a team of baby and parenting experts and a panel of parents.
The Innovation & Excellence Awards celebrate and reward innovation and excellence, recognising individuals, teams and organisations world-wide – and this year’s winners include Google, Uber and Microsoft.
It’s the second year running that tommee tippee has been honoured - after being named the UK’s most innovative brand in last year’s Innovation & Excellence Awards.
In the USA, the Crisbie Awards are judged by a prestigious panel of industry leaders, experts and celebrities, while The Bump tests over 50 products to award its coveted prize.
Martin says: “Express & Go is proving a big hit with breastfeeding mums and it’s really living up to our brand promise to ‘help mum enjoy the rollercoaster ride of bringing up baby’.
“We’re thrilled that mums and industry experts alike have all voted it number one in awards spanning the UK, Europe and America.”
Shanghai Jahwa (Group) Co., Ltd to acquire Mayborn Group, owner of global baby brand Tommee Tippee®
Investment will fuel global growth
Shanghai Jahwa (Group) Co., Ltd (“Jahwa Group”) today announces the acquisition of Mayborn Group, owner of leading global baby brand Tommee Tippee.
The acquisition by Jahwa Group will enable Mayborn to accelerate its strategic international plans, including expansion into China and continued growth across the Americas, Asia and Europe. This strategic move will consolidate Tommee Tippee’s market leadership position and realise its vision of becoming the world’s #1 mum-to-mum recommended baby brand.
Steve Parkin, CEO of Mayborn Group, said:
“We are thrilled to be embarking on the next chapter of our global growth strategy with the strong support of Jahwa Group, the parent company of leading Chinese consumer products organisation Jahwa United Co. Ltd. Jahwa Group is wholly owned by Ping An Insurance Group (“Ping An”) – one of the world’s largest insurance and investment companies, with a current market value in excess of US$89bn.
“Jahwa Group’s investment is a clear endorsement of the successes we have had to date and a tribute to the commitment and passion of all our colleagues - both at our global headquarters in Cramlington, Northumberland and in our markets across the world.
“It has been a pleasure to work with 3i. During their tenure, we have expanded through international growth, new product launches and acquisitions, with EBITDA tripling to over £25m in 2015 and net sales reaching £130m. This has helped to create a very strong platform from which we can build for the future.”
Mayborn Group’s Tommee Tippee brand has been loved by generations in the UK for over 50 years, as recognised by its official Superbrands status. It is the number one feeding brand in the UK and Australia, the fastest growing bottle brand in America and one of the top 5 baby brands in the world. Its feeding, hygiene and soothing products are sold in over 70 countries around the world.
Tommee Tippee’s vision is to become the world’s #1 mum-to-mum recommended baby brand.
HSBC Bank plc (“HSBC”) is acting as financial advisor to Jahwa Group. Robert W. Baird is acting as financial advisor to 3i.
Notes to editors:
About Mayborn Group
Mayborn Group is the owner of award-winning global baby brand Tommee Tippee – Number One in the UK and Australia and one of the top 5 worldwide. Mayborn’s global HQ is in Cramlington in North East England and it has offices worldwide, including Boston, Hong Kong, Paris and Melbourne. The company has factories in Morocco, China and Mansfield, England and employs over 1200 people globally. In the past six years Mayborn has enjoyed massive growth. It has emerged from a UK based company, with 60% of sales coming from its home market, to a truly global organisation with 60% of sales now in international markets.
About 3i Group
3i is a leading international investment manager focused on mid-market private equity, infrastructure and debt management across Europe, Asia and North America. For further information, please visit: www.3i.com
HSBC is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. HSBC is acting exclusively for the Jahwa Group in connection with the matters set out in this announcement and no one else and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Jahwa Group for providing the protections afforded to its clients nor for giving advice in relation to the matters set out in this announcement.
Media contact at Mayborn:
+44 (0) 207 251 3801
Media contact at 3i:
Toby Bates, Interim Director of Communications
Tel: +44 20 7975 3032
28 April 2016
Fantastic feedback from mums for revolutionary new Ultra baby bottle
tommee tippee®’s revolutionary new baby feeding bottle Ultra has launched exclusively into Boots in the UK, BabiesRUs in North America and Aubert in France with rave reviews.
It’s the first phase of an international roll out, which will see the Ultra range launched into Australia, New Zealand and other European markets in June 2016.
Ultra incorporates all the things millennial mum wants - and we’ve had some fabulous feedback from mums who told us, in independent research, that it’s the best baby bottle they’ve ever used.*
Global Brands Director, Martin Cooke explains: “Mums tell us that they want their baby bottle experience to be natural, encourage acceptance, be anti-colic and offer reassurance - as well as being stylish.
“We know you can find all these individual elements in different baby bottles on the market, but only Ultra bottles have it all.”
To put it to the test, we commissioned independent research to find out what mums, dads and babies thought about Ultra and the response was fantastic.
Almost 80% of mums, who expressed a preference, said this was the best baby bottle they’d ever used and would recommend it to a friend.
With over 90% of mums agreeing the bottle achieves a smooth and natural flow, that’s a real endorsement for Ultra, which has three unique features:
Natural Latch – the extra wide neck teat on the Ultra bottle offers a more breast-like shape for baby to latch onto.
Secure Seal – A unique contour zone in the Ultra teat forms a perfect match to baby’s mouth to reduce air ingestion and discomfort, as well as preventing messy milk dribbles.
Perfect Flow – The innovative angled teat provides a more comfortable, upright feeding position for baby and milk flows evenly down the bottle - right to the end of the feed.
You can find out more about Ultra on our tommee tippee website
*In an Independent Trial of 186 UK mums and USA moms, of those that expressed a preference, 79% agreed.
tommee tippee® voted Superbrand for 7th consecutive year
Mayborn Group’s tommee tippee is officially one of the UK’s strongest consumer brands - and one of the top 500 brands as voted by consumers.
Our brand, which is number one in the UK and Australia and one of the top five globally in its sector, has been awarded Consumer Superbrands status for 2016 in the annual survey, which has been identifying the UK’s leading brands for over 20 years.
It’s the 7th consecutive year that consumers have officially voted tommee tippee one of the UK’s strongest consumer brands – alongside major global brands including British Airways, Apple, Nike and Coca-Cola.
To be part of the Superbrands elite, a brand must:
‘offer its customers significant emotional and/or tangible advantages over its competitors, which customers want and recognise’
That’s at the heart of our tommee tippee brand promise, to help mum embrace and enjoy the rollercoaster ride of bringing up baby.
Peter Melville, Director of Global Category Feeding and Soothing is delighted that our brand has been recognised alongside the world’s leading consumer brands.
He says: “With our vision to be number one recommended by mum, it’s fantastic that consumers have voted for us - and put us amongst the UK’s elite brands once again. Being named a Superbrand is a real honour.”
The official 500 Superbrands were chosen by the British public in a national survey of 2,500 adults. Thousands of brands from over 50 sectors were initially considered and almost 1,600 were shortlisted in an independent selection process.
Superbrands status is awarded after a rigorous and independent selection process, managed by The Centre for Brand Analysis (TCBA).
Stephen Cheliotis, Chief Executive of TCBA and Chairman of the Consumer Superbrands Council says:
“Being recognised and voted a Superbrand not only illustrates the brand’s fame but, more importantly, shows it’s considered by consumers to be trustworthy, distinct and high quality.
“The affection and connection consumers have with these leading brands enables them to secure a clear advantage when engaging and communicating, which can be priceless.”
Brands are judged on quality, reliability and distinction and the official Top 20 Consumer Superbrands 2016 includes British Airways, Rolex, LEGO, Apple, Nike, Coca-Cola, John Lewis, Google, Mercedes-Benz and Microsoft.
Major awards success for tommee tippee® in United Arab Emirates and South Africa
Mayborn Group’s tommee tippee® brand rounded off 2015 with a string of awards in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and South Africa.
In UAE tommee tippee was the proud winner of the ‘Best in Baby Care Products (Brand)’ award at the UAE Mother, Baby & Child Awards.
Organised by Mother, Baby & Child Magazine, the award was presented to our UAE distributor Trucare at a glittering ceremony held at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference centre.
With a whopping 92,000 votes, we won the Best in Baby Care Products (Brand) award after beating off stiff competition.
Trucare’s Director of Business Development K. Suresh says: “Our baby care division is proud of the relationship we have with Mayborn Group to deliver tommee tippee products across the Middle East - so collecting this award was a real honour.”
In South Africa, tommee tippee also won the Best Stand Award at the Johannesburg ‘Mama Magic Baby Show’. 35,000 visitors attended this major event and we were delighted to welcome visitors to our tommee tippee stand, who took part in a fun Facebook ‘selfies’ campaign.
As well as winning the Best Stand award, we were also delighted to be a finalist in three additional categories:
Ludovic Galand, General Manager, Europe and Emerging Markets says: “It’s a real honour to receive these awards and they come at a time when we’re growing the tommee tippee brand across a number of key emerging markets.
“I would like to thank our distributors Trucare and Guri for their excellent work.”
Hat-trick of Awards for Mayborn’s Mansfield Manufacturing Facility rounds off successful 2015
Mayborn Group is proud to announce that it has scooped a hat-trick of awards including Business of the Year 2015 at the Chad Business Awards.
The company’s Mansfield team – responsible for manufacturing our Sangenic Tec® and Simplee hygiene systems - also won the ‘Excellence in Manufacturing Award’ and the ‘Community Contribution of the Year Award’ - making Mayborn Group the event’s biggest winner of 2015.
The annual Chad Business awards are run by Johnston Press in the UK and celebrate the achievement of businesses across the Mansfield area.
The winner of the Business of the Year Award is described by the organisers as ‘the ultimate accolade’ and the winner is chosen from all the Category Award Winners.
Judges look for the company or person who has shown the most enterprise, passion and drive in taking their business forward and Mayborn Group’s Global HR Director, Jeanette Kehoe-Perkinson, says it’s a real honour to scoop three prestigious awards:
“We’re delighted that the hard work and commitment of our Mansfield team and our business has been recognised. It’s a proud day for Mayborn and a testament to the dedication of our team.”
Leysa Relf, Mayborn Group’s Global CSR and EHS Manager and members of the Mansfield team collected the awards on behalf of the company.
The Mansfield team were also thrilled to pick up the Excellence in Manufacturing award in recognition of the company’s operational excellence deployment, continuous improvement training and apprenticeship programme.
Mayborn was also recognised for its CSR programme ‘LIFE’ and in particular its Community Partnership with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.
Jeanette says: “This great initiative has involved volunteer challenges for our employees, including helping at holiday clubs to encourage families to look after their local environment and wildlife, as well as clearing scrub on local heathland.
“With over 250 hours of volunteering delivered, this great community partnership benefits the charity, our employees and our business.”
International Innovation Award for tommee tippee’s revolutionary Express & Go
Mayborn Group’s tommee tippee® has scooped a major international award for its revolutionary new Express & Go™ system, which is designed to make life easier for breast feeding mums.
The brand won the prestigious Kind +Jugend Innovation Award in the ‘World of Baby Care’ category at the annual Exhibition in Cologne.
Tina Gray, Global Head of Creative and Innovation says:
“We’re thrilled that our new tommee tippee Express & Go Bottle and Pouch Warmer has been honoured in the Kind + Jugend Innovation Awards – it’s a great accolade.”
The bottle warmer was designed by Mayborn’s Product Designer, Luke Wilson and Tina says it’s a testament to our commitment to developing truly innovative products for our global market:
“I’m particularly proud that this award recognises the fantastic creativity and technical expertise of our in-house design team. Luke has designed a product which really does deliver on our commitment to make life simpler for mums and help them enjoy the rollercoaster ride of bringing up baby.”
Kind + Jugend is the world’s biggest trade fair for the baby and children’s sector and the 2015 awards included entries from 130 companies across 25 countries.
Winners were judged on innovative functionality, exceptional design and extraordinary ideas and judges named the Express & Go pouch and bottle warmer winner of the ‘World of Baby Care’ category.
The unique warmer heats milk from the bottle or storage pouch. Breast milk is heated gently to the perfect temperature for feeding - helping to preserve nutrients and vitamins. The intelligent warmer gives parents the choice between bottle or pouch type, size of feed and the starting temperature (frozen, fridge or room).
Product Designer Luke Wilson, joined Mayborn in 2011, after graduating from Northumbria University with a First Class Honours Degree in Design for Industry and says the award is a real honour:
“It’s great that my product design is now making a real difference to mums - and fantastic to win this prestigious award.”
New Global Supply Chain Director adds strength to Mayborn's Executive Team
Mayborn Group, proud owner of leading baby brand tommee tippee®, has appointed Neal Austin as Global Supply Chain Director – a brand new role which adds additional weight to the company’s executive board.
Austin's appointment is a further boost to the company’s ambitious growth plans and follows an unprecedented £3.5 million investment in its senior team over the past two years.
A highly experienced board director, with a distinguished career in retail, Neal has been appointed to implement a World Class Supply Chain Strategy that will set Mayborn apart from its competitors.
He says: "This is a fantastic opportunity for me to join a growing global business and really make my mark. After over 25 years in the retail sector, I'm delighted to be able to offer real insight and expertise that will benefit Mayborn Group, as well as our retail customers and ultimately the consumer."
Headquartered in Cramlington, Northumberland, Mayborn Group’s tommee tippee brand is number one in its sector in the UK and Australia and one of the top 5 globally – and with its vision to become the number one mum-to-mum recommended baby brand globally, a world class supply chain operation is essential.
Neal has a wealth of retail knowledge and expertise and says his appointment is a great chance to see the supply chain from the other side:
"As we grow our business it's essential that we have a great strategic operation in place to ensure that when mums go shopping for our products they’re never disappointed."
Originally from Kingston-upon-Hull, Neal graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BA (Hons) in Retail Management and Marketing.
After an undergraduate placement with frozen food retailer Bejam (which became part of Iceland Foods) whetted his appetite for a career in supply chain and logistics, Neal joined UK supermarket giant Tesco as a commercial graduate.
He went on to join Asda, part of the world's largest retail group Walmart, where he rose through the ranks to Director of Supply.
Neal was appointed Group Logistics and Supply Chain Director at UK furniture retailer MFI, at a time of significant change to the business, before joining UK supermarket chain Morrisons, where he was Group Logistics and Transformation Director and delivered multi million pound savings for the business.
With a drive and determination to put Customer Service at the heart of Mayborn's global Supply Chain operations, Neal now has direct responsibility for all global warehousing and logistics operations.
His broad remit covers everything from sales and operational planning to inventory management, forecasting, capacity planning and fulfilment.
Mayborn Group's CEO Steve Parkin is delighted to have attracted a director of Neal's calibre to the business.
He says: "Neal has a deep understanding of our powerful brand and an unrivalled knowledge and understanding of logistics and supply chain. His exceptional knowledge of the retail sector means our business is now benefiting from Neal's invaluable insight and that's great news for our customers and for our company as we drive forward our ambitious global growth ambitions."
£2 million investment in baby brand’s future to #ParentOn
Leading baby brand tommee tippee® has teamed up with one of the world’s top advertising agencies McCann Worldgroup to develop a new consumer facing brand campaign to support its ambitious growth plans.
The brand, which is owned by Cramlington headquartered Mayborn Group, is number one in its sector in the UK and Australia - and one of the top five in the world.
Now it has launched its #ParentOn campaign – the first global campaign of its kind in the brand’s 50 year history - which is set to support Mayborn Group’s vision for tommee tippee to become the Number One mum to mum recommended baby brand in the world.
Mayborn has committed an unprecedented £2m investment to support the development and roll-out of the campaign.
Mayborn Group’s Global Brands Director Martin Cooke, who has direct responsibility for growing the tommee tippee brand world-wide, says the company is delighted to be working with one of the world’s leading advertising and digital marketing agencies.
He says: “We wanted to work with an agency with world-wide reach that could really relate to our ambitious growth plans, our innovative and disruptive approach to brand building and our own passion and commitment to delivering great quality products which support new parents during those crucial early days, weeks and months.
“After a rigorous tendering process, McCann New York were the ideal choice, led by Chief Creative Officer Eric Silver and they’ve developed a creative campaign that’s designed to truly set us apart from the competition.”
#ParentOn has launched in the UK, France and the USA and is set to roll out across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the rest of Europe later this year.
The integrated campaign is underpinned by specially commissioned research, which shows almost 60% of 1,000 new mums questioned would rather trust their own instincts of parenting – despite the overwhelming amount of advice for new parents online, in magazines, from friends, family and even strangers.
Martin says: “A simple Google search for ‘parenting advice’ returns over 103 million articles and, in our very own #ParentOn Poll, 56% of new parents told us that they feel ‘overwhelmed’ by the parenting advice they receive.
“At tommee tippee we believe in supporting new mums during the rollercoaster ride of those early days, weeks and months of being a parent and so we’ve created a new global platform that unites, encourages and empowers new mums to simply trust their instincts…. and #ParentOn.”
The fully integrated campaign has launched across paid, earned, social and owned media platforms. It includes a special #ParentOn Microsite - developed by McCann’s London-based digital agency MRM//McCann which features shareable video content, inspiring memes and quirky facts and figures.
With a high profile in leading retail outlets, #ParentOn will also be featured in-store at Point of Sale, and on retailer websites.
McCann’s impressive client list includes Microsoft, Coca Cola, L’Oreal, MasterCard and Nestlé and its innovative approach and excellent track record made it the ideal choice to devise the tommee tippee campaign.
Eric Silver, McCann’s North American Chief Creative Officer, says McCann is delighted to be working with Mayborn Group on the tommee tippee campaign:
“The team in New York really cherishes the opportunity to work with tommee tippee to develop this campaign. For us, it has been a unique opportunity to develop a creative campaign which introduces the brand on a global platform and that’s very exciting especially as it’s a real challenger brand in the USA.”
Many of the McCann account team are parents themselves and say the sentiment behind the campaign really resonates with them.
Eric says: “Parenting advice is everywhere. It’s hard to escape nowadays, but the truth is parents have always known what to do - from the very beginning. There just weren’t books about it. tommee tippee wants all parents to take a deep breath, exhale, and do what they were born to do: Parent On! (And maybe have some fun while at it.).”
Young returns to NE roots to drive new product development
An international research and development expert has returned to his North East England roots to lead New Product Development (NPD) for leading baby essentials brand tommee tippee®.
The award-winning brand, which is Number One in its sector in the UK and one of the top five in the world, is owned by Cramlington-headquartered Mayborn Group, which has announced the appointment of James Young as Global Head of NPD.
James says he’s delighted to be joining Mayborn at an important and exciting time for the company and the brand.
He says: “I’m looking forward to working with a great team at Mayborn to drive new product development and develop the tommee tippee products of the future that will keep us at the forefront of the baby essentials market world-wide.”
James, who grew up in Riding Mill in the Tyne Valley, has worked throughout the world leading research and development (R&D) for major global brands including Dettol and Strepsils.
He says: “Joining Mayborn is a great opportunity to build something really special at a company with a fantastic brand, which is so intrinsically linked to one of the most emotional and very special times of your life.
“As a father myself, I really understand the rollercoaster of bringing up baby and the difference that great products can make, during those early weeks, months and years - helping to make life easier for mums and dads and freeing them up to really enjoy precious time with their baby.”
James joins Mayborn Group from Reckitt Benckiser in the USA, where he was Global Category R&D Director for the multi-billion dollar Dettol brand.
An Oxford graduate, with an MBA from Hull University Business School, James began his career at Procter & Gamble (P&G).
James joined Reckitt Benckiser UK in 2004 and rose through the ranks internationally. He has worked across multiple brands and geographies, leading and developing innovation within complex global regulatory and consumer environments.
He was Global Category R&D Manager, before being appointed Area R&D Director across Russia, Middle East and Africa. Based in Dubai, he was responsible for delivering new products, designing and delivering increased global innovation and managing a multi-disciplinary team, based across multiple regions including South Africa, Nigeria, Pakistan, Turkey, Russia and the UAE.
James is now responsible for developing new ideas and new products for Mayborn’s tommee tippee brand – to help drive growth and deliver the company’s vision to become the world’s number one mum-to-mum recommended baby essentials brand.
Mayborn’s Global Brands Director Martin Cooke says: “James’ appointment is a real coup for us at Mayborn and it is testament to our ambitious growth plans and the strength of our brand that we’ve attracted someone of his calibre and stature.
“James will take ownership of the entire NPD process for our tommee tippee brand, including identifying potential new ideas to fuel the future product pipeline – and driving the commercialisation process right from concept development through to launch.”
Baby Boom at Baby Business - tommee tippee® stars are born
Mayborn Group, proud owner of leading baby essentials brand tommee tippee®, is having a baby boom of its very own with nine new arrivals in nine months.
With two expectant mums and seven new mums all based at the brand’s global headquarters in Cramlington, four baby boys and three baby girls are set to be joined by two more tommee tippee stars imminently – and the mums love sharing stories and advice.
First time mum-to-be Victoria McAleer (left) - who is responsible for the tommee tippee Careline and addressing consumer feedback - says it’s great having first-hand advice and support to draw upon as her due date approaches.
Victoria says: “There’s so much advice online today but it’s essential to get professional support from your midwife and other healthcare professionals. Talking to other mums is so important too and at tommee tippee we really understand that.
“It’s a real rollercoaster bringing up a baby and you want to be sure you’ve made the right choice for both of you - so mum-to-mum advice and recommendations really do matter.”
Victoria says she’s ‘just about set’ for her new arrival with everything from the tommee tippee Perfect Prep Machine™, breast pump and steriliser, to bottles, soothers and the Sangenic® Nappy Disposal System. She’s also looking forward to keeping in touch with the other tommee tippee mums.
She says: “We’re all on Facebook and it’s great to keep in touch and share our news - so I know when I’m up at all hours feeding, changing and comforting my newborn I won’t be alone!”
HR Administrator Laura Lees was the first tommee tippee baby boomer to give birth when son Oliver arrived in November. Since then Mia, Adam, Millie, Chloe, Jayden and Thomas have all arrived.
There was lots of catching up to do when Victoria and expectant mum Anna Saunders Galloway - whose baby is due at the end of July - caught up with all the tommee tippee mums and babies.
Anna (far right) whose daughter Daisy is almost three says: “As a mum myself, I really understand how important it is to have great innovative products that make life easier when you’re bringing up a baby and to share experiences with other new mums. My daughter was a tommee tippee baby too so I know I can rely on our products.
“It’s an exciting time for all new mums but being part of a baby boom for a great baby brand, that’s one of the top in the world, makes it even more exciting for all of us.”
tommee tippee® named UK Most Innovative Brand
Mayborn Group’s tommee tippee has been named UK Most Innovative Brand in the Innovation & Excellence Awards 2015.
The awards celebrate and reward innovation and excellence – recognising individuals, teams and organisations world-wide. Winners are featured in Corporate LiveWire’s 2015 Innovation & Excellence Awards’ Winners Guide – with the publication featuring winners across six geographical categories.
Martin Cooke, Mayborn’s Global Brands Director says: "It’s a real honour for us to be named as the UK’s most innovative brand in these prestigious awards and a testament to our passion for developing innovative products. To deliver blockbuster innovation you need talent, energy and investment and, alongside our new product development teams, we actively foster a culture of innovation throughout our business."
This year’s winning companies include deVere Group, LinkedIn, Google, Deloitte and PwC.
Corporate LiveWire says it takes great pride in publishing its full list of winners - and celebrating the innovation and excellence companies, teams and individuals have shown, amid ongoing global economic uncertainty. The Awards’ Winners Guide is the culmination of an extensive 12 month search.
Award Directors, Leah Jones and Elizabeth Moore are delighted with the calibre of this year’s winners. Leah says: "The Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence award winners have not only proved to be resilient and creative but have also shown a willingness to adapt to the ever changing environment of their respective fields - attributes that have certainly been key to the winners’ exceptional performance and success."
The judging panel at Corporate LiveWire considered the strengths of each shortlisted candidate - setting its sights firmly on the most innovative, groundbreaking and client-focused firms, teams and individuals, who have transformed the way in which they do business.
Every winner was chosen on merit and has shown excellence, innovation and strong leadership throughout their various activities over the past calendar year.
The full Winners Guide can be found at: Innovation & Excellence 2015 Winners Guide
Mayborn Scoops Coveted Top Logistics Supplier 2015 at Amazon France Awards Ceremony
Mayborn France has scooped the top supplier award for logistics at the Amazon France Suppliers’ day.
It’s a real coup to be recognised for outstanding logistics by Amazon - the retailer that is itself renowned as one of the best in the world for logistics.
The award was presented during a special ‘Suppliers’ Day’ organised by Amazon France in Paris to recognise the achievements of its key suppliers across a range of categories.
Importantly only one award is presented for logistics across all categories - so it’s a real honour to be presented with this prestigious award.
Ludovic Galand, General Manager for Europe and Emerging Markets was presented with the award by Xavier Garambois, Head of Amazon Retail Europe. He says:
"It is a great honour to be named as the number one supplier across France for logistics by Amazon France at the company’s Suppliers’ Day.
"The award recognises our excellent service level, thanks to great customer service and logistics operations, as well as our real commitment to continual improvement.
"Our team, based in France in Vannes and Pluméliau, have done a fantastic job and I am extremely proud to have collected the award on behalf of Mayborn."
tommee tippee® voted Consumer Superbrand 2015
Mayborn Group’s tommee tippee is officially one of the UK’s strongest consumer brands and is one of the 2015 top 500 brands.
Our growing Global brand has been awarded Consumer Superbrand status for 2015 - following the annual survey, which has been identifying the UK’s leading brands for the past 20 years.
Thousands of brands from over 50 sectors were initially considered and over 1,500 were shortlisted before the official 500 Superbrands were confirmed.
It’s the sixth consecutive year that tommee tippee has featured in the top 500 - chosen by the British public in a national survey of 2,500 adults.
It’s a great accolade and Jonathan Brougham, Mayborn’s Head of Regional Marketing for the UK, Australia and New Zealand says:
“With our vision to be number one recommended by mum, it’s fantastic that consumers have voted for us - and put us amongst the UK’s elite brands.”
Superbrand status is awarded after a rigorous and independent selection process, managed by The Centre for Brand Analysis (TCBA).
Brands are judged on quality, reliability and distinction and the official Top 20 Consumer Superbrands 2015 include British Airways, Rolex, the BBC, Microsoft, Nike, John Lewis and Apple.
Stephen Cheliotis, Chief Executive of TCBA and Chairman of the Consumer Brands council says:
"All those working for and leading the elite Superbrands can be extremely proud both of their part in building a Superbrand and also confident about their brand’s future."
This great news comes hot on the heels of our emphatic win across all feeding category products in the UK Mums’ Choice Awards.
Martin Cooke, Mayborn Group’s Global Brands Director says: "This is part of a string of successes since the start of the year including sweeping the boards in the Mums’ Choice Awards, successfully launching into Walmart across the US and acquiring the rights to our tommee tippee brand in Australia and New Zealand – making us a truly Global Brand."
There’s only one tommee tippee® - and that’s official!
After months of careful planning and negotiations Mayborn has announced that the company has now secured the rights to its tommee tippee brand in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).
The deal means the company is now bringing tommee tippee and closer to nature® (back) together - united under its new modern global masterbrand.
CEO Steve Parkin says: "This important strategic development allows us to take a commanding brand leadership position in the ANZ market place and means Mayborn Group is now the proud owner of tommee tippee worldwide. It’s an exciting time for the business and I’m extremely proud of this major milestone in our company’s history."
The move follows clearance from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Commerce Commission New Zealand. Both organisations approved Mayborn’s purchase of the ‘tommee tippee’ and ‘Happy Baby’ brands for New Zealand and Australia from Jackel Pty Ltd – and that means our very own tommee tippee is now a truly global brand.
That’s great for Mayborn and great for mums in these important markets. With our commitment to putting mum and baby at the heart of everything we do, ANZ mums have already been enjoying our products since we launched our closer to nature® range into market in 2012.
Now even more mums and babies will benefit from tommee tippee’s 50 year heritage.
In Australia we’re now selling direct to all the major retailers including Woolworths, Coles, Target, Toys R Us and Baby Bunting. In New Zealand our distributor Newborn Brands is now supplying existing and new customers including Baby City, The Baby Factory, The Warehouse and Progressive Enterprises.
tommee tippee® top of the class in Mums’ Choice Awards 2015
Mayborn swept the boards in the Mums’ Choice Awards 2015 Feeding Equipment category with UK mums voting our very own tommee tippee top of the class for all five products – baby bottles, breast pumps, weaning accessories, electric sterilisers and non-electric sterilisers.
With nine award categories, almost 5,000 mums voted for their most-loved brands and products, from pregnancy ‘must-haves’ to the best nappies, wipes and toiletries – and tommee tippee was the firm favourite for feeding equipment.
Announcing the winners, the Tesco Baby Club website said mums had a clear favourite:
"Well-designed, easy-to-use products make all the difference when it comes to feeding your little one, whether you’re breastfeeding, bottle-feeding or weaning. And you had a clear favourite – tommee tippee swept the board!"
We all know mums are the experts – and the Mums’ Choice Awards is a great way to get their opinion. You can see just why mums thought we were top here.
tommee tippee® launched into Walmart America
Mayborn is delighted to announce that it has now successfully launched its tommee tippee brand into Walmart in America - with the brand’s cups, bottles and nipples (teats) now on sale in over 1700 Walmart stores all across the USA.
It’s the latest major North America development in Mayborn’s global market expansion. The company enjoyed a successful launch in the US in 2010 with tommee tippee going on sale in BabiesRUs then Target before launching in Walmart Canada in 2014.
The move follows the successful launch of the company’s products on Walmart.com in late 2014 and builds on its massively successful partnership with Asda in the UK.
Mayborn Group’s CEO Steve Parkin says: “This is a fantastic development for us at Mayborn and means our presence in North America is continuing to grow.
"As UK number One and one of the top five global brands in our sector, we really understand the journey new parents face bringing up baby - and we’ve carefully designed our products to make life easier during those early weeks, months and years. Now even more US parents, babies and toddlers are enjoying our great products."
Our range in the US covers feeding, changing and comforting and our award-winning products are taking the US by storm. From our Perfect Prep machine and diaper disposal system, to our range of BPA-free baby bottles and fantastic new cups that are designed for thrills not spills. You can check out the full US range at: www.tommeetippee.us
Our success in launching tommee tippee into Walmart has been thanks to an amazing team of people from all across the business and we now have a full USA and Canada team in place with General Manager Chris Parsons at the helm to drive forward our US strategic growth plans.
Steve Parkin says: "This successful drive into North America has been thanks to the commitment, passion and dedication of our employees around the globe and together we will realise our vision to make tommee tippee the number one baby essentials brand recommended by mums".
Mayborn Group donates almost 70,000 cups to children in Moldova
Children in one of the poorest parts of Eastern Europe are now enjoying safe drinking water, thanks to a massive donation of almost 70,000 tommee tippee® cups by Mayborn Group.
We donated our tommee tippee cups to support children and deprived families in rural communities in Moldova – where they still use the village well to access drinking water.
Now the cups are making a difference to thousands of children, after a 2,000 mile trip from our Global HQ in Cramlington, England to Chisinau, Moldova.
Global HR Director Jeanette Kehoe-Perkinson says: "We were touched by the very real needs of children in some of the poorest communities in Moldova and we wanted to help."
People from all across our business were involved in the project and tommee tippee cups were loaded onto two large containers to make the long journey to Eastern Europe.
Jeanette says: “We’re delighted to have joined forces with Global Angels as our international community partner for this project. The organisation shares our vision to support communities around the world by helping to embed social responsibility and sustainability and we’re proud to have supported this important initiative.
"It's the second time Mayborn has donated tommee tippee cups through Global Angels, taking the total to almost 200,000. In 2013 we donated over 120,000 cups to support orphanages throughout Eastern Europe and Africa - and it’s great to know we’re making a difference."
Mayborn is proud to have chosen The Global Angels Foundation as its Global Community Partner. The Foundation is an international charity helping to transform disadvantaged communities around the world, through a range of highly innovative projects. Its focus is on safe drinking water, education, school feeding programmes and healthcare.
Global Angels Founder & CEO Molly Bedingfield says: "We’re delighted to be working with Mayborn Group and thrilled that they’ve donated thousands of tommee tippee cups to support our cause. Together we’re truly making a difference to the lives of children and families in some of the world’s most deprived communities."
Mayborn Wins National BVCA Community & Environmental Action Award
Mayborn Group, proud owner of leading baby essentials brand tommee tippee®, has been named 2014 National Winner of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association’s (BVCA) prestigious Community & Environmental Action Award.
The national award follows hot on the heels of the company’s success as regional award winner for the North East of England – home to the company’s Global Headquarters.
The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Management Team Awards recognise and celebrate managerial excellence and underline the important role private equity and venture capital play in the UK economy.
Now in their sixth year, the 2014 Awards were the biggest yet - with over 60 nominees from a range of sectors countrywide reflecting the UK’s wide diversity of talent.
The National Awards followed a series of regional heats, decided by a leading panel of industry figures and the national winners were announced at an awards ceremony in London.
The Community & Environmental Action Awards were open to companies making an outstanding contribution to the local community and/or environmental sustainability. The Awards celebrate real commitment to areas such as charity work, community volunteer schemes, creating a positive working environment and responsible product sourcing.
Mayborn scooped the award for its commitment to being a responsible business which is outlined and delivered through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy. With four clear goals, its ‘LIFE’ programme is helping embed CSR throughout the Group:
- Learning - to develop, recognise and engage our people
- Innovation – to design and manufacture innovative and responsible products
- Families – to engage with families and the local communities in which we operate
- Environment – to minimise the impact of our operations on the environment
Jeanette Kehoe-Perkinson, Global HR Director at Mayborn Group says: "At Mayborn we believe it is important to support our employees and encourage them to spend time volunteering. It gives them the chance to learn new skills and help improve facilities within our communities."
Mayborn is now supporting the work of more than 10 charities. The company has also appointed ‘Green Champions’ across the business. It has developed ‘Energy Management Programmes’ across its manufacturing sites, reduced product packaging and implemented a programme to consider supply chain sustainability as part of its product development.
Steve Parkin, CEO at Mayborn Group says: "Our employees across the Group have been instrumental in delivering our CSR goals and I’m delighted that we have now been presented with this prestigious award and recognition from the BVCA – it’s a great accolade."
Mayborn Group’s tommee tippee® proud sponsor of the Women of the Year 2014 'Women of Courage' Award
The Women of the Year Awards ceremony was one of a number of significant events in the UK-hosted 'International Festival of Business' (IFB) calendar. The IFB is the largest global concentrationof business events and the inaugural IFB was held during 2014. The 50 day festival ran across 7 weeks in June and July and attracted business delegates and trade representatives, from all over the world.
Women in Business NW are the organisers and facilitators of the Women of the Year Awards which celebrate Women’s Brightest Stars. Every year the event presents a very important opportunity to highlight unsung heroines, many of whom are Mums, for their achievements in doing what they do best, positively changing lives and giving that extra meaning to other people's lives.
Due to the strength of the finalists for the Women of Courage Award, tommee tippee® was very proud to present 3 awards in this category to Denise Fergus, Marie Causer and Frances Molloy, all Mums who have campaigned tirelessly for justice since the deaths of their children.
Denise Fergus set up and runs a Charity that helps deserving children and their families have a free holiday/respite. She was inspired to help after her son James' tragic and untimely death.
James Bulger House is a six berth caravan in Blackpool, which to date has provided respite for over 50 families who have gone through similar circumstances as Denise. She has raised nearly £100,000 since the Charity was officially launched in 2011. Denise still fights for justice for James and is the Editor of a magazine that helps to safeguard the future for children by creating more awareness.
Marie Causer is founder of the Michael Causer Foundation (MCF) in memory of her son Michael, who was tragically killed in a hate crime 6 years ago.
MCF became a UK registered charity in July 2011 and aims to help young people aged 16-25 by giving youngsters somewhere to go where they feel safe and surrounded by people who have undergone a similar experience. Marie is contacted by young people from around the world, seeking her support.
Frances Molloy has campaigned to change the law, since her 18 year old son Michael was killed when a bus he was travelling in crashed on its way home from 'Bestival' on the Isle of Wight. Two other people died in the accident, which happened when the front tyre on the bus which was 20 years old, had a catastrophic blow-out. At present there is no legislation on the age limit of any tyres fitted to vehicles in the UK, so Frances has enlisted the help of Maria Eagle MP and they have met with Patrick McLoughlin, The Secretary of State for Transport to try to change the law on this important matter.
Also honoured with a Special Award at the event was Margaret Aspinall, a loyal Mum and fervent campaigner in the fight for justice for the 96 people who died in the Hillsborough disaster.
tommee tippee was also proud to sponsor the tables for the family and friends of Margaret, Frances, Denise and Marie.
Women of the Year, now in its 12th year, partnered with Radio City Cash for Kids in 2014, who provide a helping hand to disabled and disadvantaged children. The profits from the event are being used to support this amazing charity as well as well as a number of Bursary students.
Mayborn Scoops First Prize as ‘Business Game Changer’ in Global Angels Awards
Mayborn Group, proud owner of tommee tippee®, was named ‘Business Game Changer’ in the Global Angels Awards.
The award was made in recognition of the outstanding work the company has undertaken to embed Social Responsibility and Sustainability across its Global business.
It was presented at a glittering awards ceremony, held at the famous Camden Roundhouse in London, where Mayborn was represented by employees from across the business, who have been actively engaged in the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.
Jeanette Kehoe-Perkinson, Mayborn’s Global HR Director says: "We are absolutely thrilled to win this award. We have been working extremely hard to embed our Corporate Social Responsibility programme into the global business and to receive such recognition is truly fantastic."
Mayborn Group’s CSR programme ‘LIFE’ is designed to embed CSR across the business and the company supports 10 Community Partnerships globally. It encourages employees to engage in activities within their local communities, with particular emphasis on actively supporting charities and community projects that support babies, children and young people.
The company is also committed to ensuring its product donations reach disadvantaged children in poorer communities throughout the world - and Mayborn has donated 120,000 toddler cups to help orphanages across Eastern Europe and Africa.
The Global Angels Foundation is an international charity aiding and transforming disadvantaged communities around the world. The organisation’s innovative schemes provide and deliver tangible solutions including safe drinking water, medical care and education as well as supporting sustainable projects across the globe.
The Global Angels Awards ceremony showcased and celebrated outstanding work in this area and a host of celebrities and philanthropists attended the event, which included a concert featuring performances from Natasha Bedingfield and Nicole Scherzinger.
tommee tippee® voted Best Feeding Brand at 2013 Nursery Industry Awards
The Nursery Industry Awards, operated by Datateam Business Media – home to Nursery Industry Magazine - are designed to celebrate the nursery industry.
Run by the industry, for the industry, the Nursery Industry Awards are very different to other awards in the sector. Free to enter, they are voted for independently by retailers, suppliers and non-competing brands. There is no judging panel - each nomination is assessed by safety experts before going to the voting stage.
Becci Knowles, Editor of Nursery Industry Magazine said: "The Nursery Industry Awards are voted for by members of the industry and, with retailers and non-competing suppliers backing tommee tippee for Best Feeding Brand 2013, this is a clear indication that it continues to provide high quality products for parents at reasonable prices."
Event Director Paul Ryder commented: "Not only were these awards free to enter, but they were voted for by members of industry, which I think makes winning much more significant. We were overwhelmed by the response to the Awards from the start."
tommee tippee has also scooped Asda’s Best Baby Supplier Award 2013 in recognition of its drive, dedication and commitment to the Asda business.