Mum to Mum MK is a Facebook group based in Milton Keynes, Bucks – MumsRate is the new ultimate business directory created from this group and Sam’s huge network in the local area.
Samantha Poole is the founder and manager of Mums in UK LTD, locally known as Mum to Mum UK and is working very closely with several experts to support the huge network it has become. Growing by over 300 members each month, it offers parents and businesses local support and information online.
The website and group are a hub of local information which our members use daily to search for baby groups, activities, services, days out, recommended restaurants and local events. We love to promote ‘recommended’ businesses, especially talented entrepreneurs and parents, as a lot of us have to change careers once we have little ones.
Currently representing 180 local ‘recommended’ businesses in Milton Keynes, Northampton, Luton, and Bedford, gaining new PR clients daily.
The group was initially set up for 20 of Sam’s mummy friends to be in one place at one time – to share members skills, recommended businesses, top tips, days out for children, personal recommendations and events. Today this group stands at 17,300 Facebook members local to Milton Keynes and has remained a very special, informative and caring group. The group is recommended all over MK and the surrounding villages, and is the ‘go to’ community for all questions our parents have!
Our members include parents from London, Northampton, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and even Birmingham. All within one hour of Milton Keynes, as they want to be part of our awesome community!
In the last 5 years, the business has grown from a hobby – Sam donated 100% of the advertising fees to charity for the first 3 years – to a successful business model with several services and products:
This online Business Directory which is already promoting 180 local businesses.
A brand new magazine in Milton Keynes called Mum to Mum Mag, co-created with Hannah Armitage @ https://mumtomummag.co.uk/home (New website in creation)
A thriving online and events networking group with Social Media experts @ https://www.sjpoole.co.uk/
A local discount card worth £6500 in savings @ https://mumsrates.com
Social Media Management & Brand Awareness Management – 10 years of experience on Facebook Strategy and online advertising.
NEW for 2019/2020 is the flexible work Job Board- helping people find flexible work to fit around personal circumstances is a huge passion for Sam! www.mumsrate.com/jobs
Samantha’s Social Media Following @
Facebook: 20,000 members (actively growing) – With a 40,000/50,000 organic post reach.
Instagram: 2000 followers (actively growing) @mumsrate
Twitter: Over 6000 followers (actively growing) @MiltonKeynesMums and @spoole2013
LinkedIn: 3000 connections (actively growing) @ Samantha Poole
Our aim for 2019/2020 is to start Mum to Mum networks & MumsRate directories in all these neighboring towns and cities, and then go national from there.
Our ‘MumsRates’ card currently donates 10% to 3 local charities as we have a strong #PayItForward ethos!
2020 looks set to be a fantastic year, and Sam is looking forward to watching the #MumsRate story unfold.
Some Testimonials from 2018/9:
“Thank You to ‘Mum to Mum – Milton Keynes’ – within 3 days of posting a status about an additional new venue & swimming classes we had filled the available 20 spaces with new clients directly from your group.” – Zara, Little Turtle Swim Company
“I had 140 likes on my Facebook page; after buying a promotion package from Mum to Mum, they leaped to 250 within the first month. My orders are up, and networking with other Mum to Mum businesses means I can team up with party providers to offer package deals. It’s fantastic!”– Lindsay, Sweet Bootique
“I would definitely recommend promoting with Mum to Mum to other local businesses reading this right now. I’ve had so many customers who have come through the page and it’s wonderful when admin recommends you too!” – Lu, Forget Me Not Cakery
“We’ve had several new referrals and some lovely new customers from the Mum to Mum community – word of mouth recommendations are one of the best ways to get new business.” – Jamie, Jamie’s Carpets
“I wanted to say a massive thank you for your quick response in referring me to potential customers. I have had a lot of business and met some really nice families this year. I am now getting multiple referrals and good reviews. I really appreciate your help!” Matt, Aardvark Carpet Cleaning MK
To feature on our business directory: See www.mumsrate.com/workwithus
Or contact Samantha Poole @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 07725 348603 to request a media pack. There are 4 packages available to suit all business sizes – starting from £12.50 per month. #Website #Print #PR #BrandAmbassador