The Wern picks up micro-business of the year award from the Federation of Small Businesses

Lucy Wern and her partner Hadrien Chatelet, who is also her business partner at The Wern Ltd. Pictur

Lucy Wern and her partner Hadrien Chatelet, who is also her business partner at The Wern Ltd. Picture: FSB - Credit: Lucy Wern

An “affordable” PR company has been declared the “micro-business of the year” by the Federation of Small Businesses.

The Wern was one of 11 businesses recognised in the Celebrating Small Business Awards run by the FSB, a business organisation which represents small and medium-sized firms.

Lucy Werner drew on 15-years' working for PR agencies before she set up her own consultancy five years ago, for entrepreneurs and businesses who couldn't afford high PR agency rates. Now The Wern has become a communications teaching and training hub.

Lucy said: "Receiving the London regional award has confirmed to me that I can succeed in juggling motherhood whilst building a business and I think that is an important message for other parents in that they can do the same.

After the birth of my first son, I realised that success for me was actually about helping as many other small business owners grow their business."


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