Sharon Lake, of Natural Wight, who has won an award in a competition. Picture by Peter Boam.
BUSINESS A BUSINESSWOMAN and mother-of-two hopes her skin care product enterprise will take off after she won an accolade in the national Mumpreneur Awards 2012.
Sharon Lake, who launched Naturally Wight in 2009, received a highly commended prize in the Best Green Business category at an awards ceremony, at the Heart of the County Conference Centre, Birmingham.
The 42 year old, of Newbarn Road, East Cowes, won a cut glass trophy and certificate.
Sharon trained as a holistic therapist and began by making skin care products for her children in 2005.
After training to make aromatherapy products under the name Wight House Holistics, she started a business studies degree at Portsmouth University, which she is due to complete in February.
Her online business, www.naturallywight.com makes cleansers, toners, hand creams, shampoos and scrubs, all from natural products.
Last year, she won her first business award — Green Parents magazine’s best natural baby product prize, for her baby oil, and repeated the feat earlier this year with her mandarin face and body scrub.
Delighted with her latest award, Sharon said: "This will hopefully bring credibility to my brand and I hope it will be the start of something big. My products are great for people with skin allergies or sensitive skin.
"I am proud of how far I’ve come in such a short time — juggling my studies, the business and my children."
Lyn Blackledge, of networking group Wightbuzz, who won the same category in 2010, was at the prizegiving to support Sharon.