We had to share our fabulous news from last nights Time Out Dubai Kids Awards.
Babysouk.com were nominated the Best Online Kids Store in the UAE. We are over joyed with winning the award and would like to thank all our Babysouk customers and followers for your continuous support.
A few words from Miranda Hilton:
At the end of 2011 through Erica Thompson, I met two lovely entrepreneurial women who had set up a fantastic online baby store (babysouk) whilst bringing up their kids (twins no less!) Emma Rodenburg Kristensen and Franziska Voss Schwarz . They let me adopt their lovely store and I promised to look after it as if it were my own. Then, as all new parents do, I realised I knew nothing about parenting (an online baby store), panicked and through a dinner one night with dear friends discussing this predicament, found an awesome group of guys and joint ventured with them at Xebec Venture Partners including Saud Azim Hashimi and Scott Hupe.
Building an online business in an emerging market has its challenges (the courier companies can be kind of interesting). Whilst also trying to keep up our other day jobs and Xebec managing other portfolio companies, there were times when we could be found in the desert unloading boxes off trucks. Our little family grew with some incredible team members like the awesome Joan and Danilo, Imran and Steph,Vincent, Zohaib and and we gained a family member and incredible PR in Danielle Wilson Naqvi .
In 2014, we met two more very entrepreneurial awesome ladies and mums in Kirsten Fairfield and Paula Harrington who had built and been managing their own successful online store who agreed to take on the mammoth task of trying to take babysouk to the next level.
And indeed they have and last night, the market spoke to endorse that in winning the TimeOut Kids online baby store of the year for 2015. I am so proud of the whole family at babysouk, and very thankful to everyone involved in the journey – thank you. Huge congrats to Paula and Kirsten and the whole team at babysouk who work so so hard to get cool products to the doorsteps of parents across the Middle East.