A WOMAN who set up business after her daughter was diagnosed with cancer has been recognised for her success as a a female entrepreneur.

Nadia Campbell from Horsham received a prestigious #WOW badge from British businesswoman Jacqueline Gold.

She was one of three winners selected by Jacqueline after she entered Women on Wednesday – a competition launched in 2011 to celebrate the growing number of UK female entrepreneurs and businesswomen.

Women on Wednesday (#WOW) takes place every week and is run through Jacqueline’s Twitter page.

When selecting the winners, she looks for businesses that are interesting, have strong brand values and have potential to grow and succeed in their industry.

She looks for quality products and services, well designed websites and entrepreneurs who demonstrate good business acumen and who have spotted a gap in the market that meets the consumer’s needs.

The idea for the business took shape when Nadia’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer. She said: “I don’t think a day went by when someone didn’t call or text, post a fluffy pair of socks through the letterbox, or turn up at the hospital with a tray bake of brownies.

“It was these thoughtful gestures, both large and small that first inspired the idea for a Boost Box, a gifting experience that not only provides some practical support for those going through cancer treatment but gives a much-needed boost when things got tough.

“Boost boxes are based on simple routines we established to help keep our spirits up and make each day the best it could be.

“We found that having a focus helped temper our anxiety and allowed us a modicum of control over our days, so morning routines gave us a sense of purpose and bedtime routines eased the sorrow of being away from home.

“Manicures and pedicures became a positive distraction, whilst drawing and colouring proved to be highly effective at shifting our focus when we felt stuck.

“When it all got a bit too much, and a greater emotional escape was needed, cosy socks, scented roller balls were on hand to comfort and cheer us up.

“I also became increasingly mindful that our daughter was being pumped full of drugs so set about finding great products she could use which wouldn’t add more toxicity to her already overloaded body but would ease some of the symptoms she was experiencing.

“As a result, all our Boost Boxes have been carefully put together with only natural and therapeutic products, free from sulphates, parabens and preservatives so as not to exacerbate any existing conditions or symptoms.”

Ms Gold said: “For me, #WOW is all about inspiring and celebrating female entrepreneurs.

“My vision is for women in the UK to come together and celebrate their strengths, skills and fantastic businesses.

“The WOW community is a fantastic network which offers female entrepreneurs the opportunity to share advice, support each other, trade and most importantly celebrate their successes.”

There are 12 gift boxes in the collection including The Night Time Box, designed to encourage a positive bedtime routine and support a peaceful night’s sleep.

The Surgery Box is designed to offer some practical, comforting and nurturing support as part of the healing and recuperation process.

The Activity Box can help counter long hospital stays and periods at home which can often be lonely and monotonous and The Muscle Ease Box has been designed to help support joint pain and muscle ache – common side effects of chemotherapy.

Visit/www.theboostboxcompany.com for more details.