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Konfidence Named Best International Flexible Business

Konfidence Named Best International Flexible Business
12 October 2016 2652 Views No comments

The Konfidence team are celebrating another award win this month, after being named Best International Flexible Business at the 2016 National mumandworking Awards, sponsored by Vorwerk UK.

The Best International Flexible Business award was judged by a panel including Sarah Willingham from Dragon's Den and recognises "any UK-based business exporting or operating overseas operating with a family-friendly, flexible working model". Konfidence's 'dadpreneur' founder Andrew Regan was there to receive the award at the prestigious ceremony, held in London on 11th October.

Konfidence began after Andrew identified a gap in the market for children's buoyancy swimming aids while on a family holiday with his three young boys. In response, he developed the Original Konfidence Jacket and relocated his family the 200 miles from London to Cornwall to set up the company in 1998.

Today, the Original Konfidence Jacket is the number one learn to swim jacket with adjustable buoyancy in Europe, and the company now serves partners and customers in more than 40 countries worldwide, with its range of multi award-winning baby swimming and learn to swim products.

Judge Sarah Willingham said: "I LOVED this story – the original dadpreneur (a phrase we don't hear often enough). Andrew's decision to move himself and his family to Cornwall, away from the grind of the rat race to find a balance of flexible working, has given him and his family a great quality of life. It's a big brave move that not many take, and clearly one that's paid off. Well done."

Andrew said: "I am thrilled that our company has been recognised with this award. As a family, it's been a long and exciting journey to get where we are today, and it's really pleasing for me to now have five generations of family involved in the business! We have a fantastic team of staff, and this award is for them and all the amazing people who have worked and supported us over the years."

To see the full list of winners at the 2016 National mumandworking Awards, click here.