At the beginning of 2017, Claire and Zoe had never met.
Both were members of the Facebook group ‘Dorset Birth Workers Alliance’ and, working within the same industry had stumbled across each other's' businesses through social media. Zoe - owner of Rock the Bump pregnant belly casting, and Bournemouth BraLady, and Claire, owner of Light Touch Massage Therapy and Bodywork.
One evening in February 2017, Zoe posted in the Dorset Birth Workers Alliance group saying that she had tentatively been thinking about ideas for a baby show in Dorset and what other people’s thoughts were on it. Instantly Claire picked up on this having already began researching the idea and the response from similar businesses was overwhelming!
Claire and Zoe instantly began messaging each other their ideas and it soon became evident that they both shared the same vision – a platform for local prenatal and postnatal businesses to be able to showcase their products and services and to be able to help new and expectant parents to have the information they need to navigate their way into parenthood!
They were soon full steam ahead with planning for the Dorset Bump to Baby Show 2017. It’s been a steep learning curve as neither have event planning or marketing experience! The show was planned in between feral kids, sleepless nights, and their other businesses! However, within 5 months they somehow managed to pull off a great first event!
For their sins they have decided that they don’t have enough on their plate and are planning on putting on two Bump to Baby Shows next year! Although slightly insane they both have the drive and passion to make this show a real success!
Watch this space!