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Chester mumpreneurs develop new website and expand into Europe

Cheshire & Warrington News

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Hard working mums Lynne Rees and Pippa Miln from Chester have shown that dedication really does pay off.
After just two years, while both working full time and bringing up kids, they have not only developed a children’s toy but successfully catapulted it into the toy market.
The launch of their new website www.wannabees.co.uk is a reflection of how far they have come in just two years and supports their recent expansion into Europe. And they are not stopping here, with plans to roll the packs out into the USA too.
They have already won three awards and fought off major competition from household names such as Little Tikes. And if that is not enough they won the admiration of a couple of the Dragons in the Den with both Sarah Willingham and Deborah Meaden liking their product.
The imaginative role play packs in the Wannabees range provide everything children need to ‘pretend’ to be the profession of their choice. The packs contain forms, stickers and certificates that children can use to feel like they truly are ‘playing for real’.
The three packs on the market, ‘I Want to be a Teacher’, ‘I Want to be a Café Owner’ and ‘I Want to be a Doctor’, provide everything a child needs to play at being a teacher, café owner or doctor for real. The range is constantly growing and there are plans to roll out further fun and exciting professions.
Co-owner Pippa believes her drive to succeed comes from her son fighting off kidney cancer at just four-years-old. She said: “When Sam was ill it made me realise how life has to be lived for every day and that chasing your dreams is something everyone should do. Read more

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