Barry children’s clothing brand Zac & Bella have won an award for best ‘New on the Scene’ category at the Business Growth South Wales awards. There were 10 nominees within the category including, Barry business Earlyversity.
Hayley McGhan, owner of Zac & Bella attended the event with her mum, totally not expecting to win due to her business being still in the early phases, but was shocked when her business was announced as the winner. Hayley commented to the Daily Vale:
‘It is amazing to have the business recognised as a venture that could grow and become really successful. Following my decision to leave my career of 15 years last year this award has reaffirmed that decision was the right one & I’m looking forward to growing Zac & Bella even bigger this year!’
Hayley has also recently teamed up with Charlotte Archibald to launch #DressDownFriday, an online campaign to eliminate gender-stereotypes. #DressDownFriday encourages parents to help level the playing-field for boys and girls by banishing gender-stereotypical outfits – for one day each week – on a Friday.
On the plans for Zac & Bella this year, Hayley said:
“The website is up and running www.zacandbella.com & I’m also selling through online retailer The Early Years Boutique. Locally I’m selling through Earlyversity & also visiting local craft fairs & handmade markets. I’ll be holding the next brand rep search next month & continuing to support Ty Hafan through my PreLoved range. I’m also actively looking for more wholesale opportunities should an independent retailer be interested.”
It certainly has been an amazing year for Zac and Bella and we’re looking forward to see the business develop further.