I am extremely proud of my client Natasha from The Lodge Preschool and Nursery who was nominate for three awards this year at The Best Businesswomen Awards.

Natasha’s story is inspirational! It has been amazing for me to watch Natasha and her business go from strength to strength and be able to play a small part in her incredible journey, which has only just begun.

The 2022 winners were announced at the Gala Awards held at the Hilton Wembley on Friday night 30th September.

The Lodge Preschool and Nursery in Bromley won the Best New Business category in this prestigious competition, which seeks to find the very best female business talent from across the UK and internationally.

The Lodge founder, Natasha Eftekhari also won Silver awards for ‘Best Businesswoman working with Children and Families’ and ‘Most Inspirational Businesswoman’.

The Best Businesswomen Awards are designed to recognise the achievement of female owned businesses and charities across a wide range of business categories and are open to any female business owners.

Debbie Gilbert, the organiser of The Best Businesswomen Awards, said, “Owning a business brings incredible challenges. Our awards are designed to showcase female entrepreneurs and recognise their achievements. The judge’s selection process is rigorous and to win is a major achievement. Winners were selected for their business expertise, innovation, and high levels of customer care. Our winners are shining examples of outstanding entrepreneurs who have proved their success to our judges and have shown they have the ingredients worthy of being recognised and rewarded.”

When asked why they awarded The Lodge ‘Best New Business’, the judges said:

This is an absolutely amazing start-up business; in under three years the business has achieved so much. Natasha was unsatisfied with quality pre-school care and education so used her skills, grit, and determination to build a thriving childcare and education business that’s growing from strength to strength.”

Natasha credited her staff, who were all at the Awards ceremony, with helping The Lodge to achieve success: “It is the team’s hard work and endless enthusiasm that makes The Lodge such a special place,” she said.

Mike Jack is the director of The One Consultancy


Natasha & Mike