Laura Tenison MBE is one of the most innovative entrepreneurs in the UK. Her enormously successful company, JoJo Maman Bébé is one of the UK’s most prominent retail outlets.
She is an inspirational business and motivational speaker and addresses women's groups, business conferences and networking events in the UK and internationally, including speaking in French on behalf of the Welsh Assembly in Paris.
As the founder and Managing Director of JoJo Maman Bébé, Laura has grown the company organically from its start up in 1993 to become the UK’s foremost niche multi-channel specialist in the pregnancy and baby market.
Laura is a trustee of the company charity, Nema, based in Mozambique. The tie-in was initiated to ensure that company donations make a real difference to the lives of less fortunate children and to reduce infant mortality in this extremely poor area of Africa. Nema is currently receiving assistance from JoJo in the form of UK administration; bookkeeping, funding of charity overheads, ongoing in-house donations and fundraising.
Laura is a candid and informative speaker, whilst also being entertaining. She speaks about being an entrepreneur and also environmental and ethical business practices. Laura has also appeared on a variety of television and radio programmes including BBC’s ‘Beat the Boss’, ‘The Apprentice-You’re Fired’, BBC Radio 4 and 5 and the Channel 4 News to name a few.
Laura was rewarded an MBE for services to business in the Queen’s 2004 New Year’s Honours List. JoJo Maman Bébé has also received a number of awards including the award for Best New Product for Baby and Child at the New York Gift Fair 2013 and the Best Company Award 2010 at the Leading Wales Awards as well as numerous others.
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