K-Club Women’s Business Lunch Event Speaker – Tuesday 13th March 2018
In support of the Friends of Rosie Children’s Cancer Research Fund and kindly hosted by KPMG in their Manchester office between 12noon-2pm.
Jennie Johnson MBE
Chief Executive Officer – Kids Allowed Ltd
Jennie Johnson was born in Salford, educated at a local Comprehensive and entered the workplace at the age of 16.
On the birth of her second child and with her first child about to start school, the prospect of returning to a full time career was daunting, given the lack of quality services available that addressed the different needs of her children. And so, the seed for Kids Allowed was sown.
Kids Allowed was incorporated in May 2003, with a vision to deliver a step change in the provision of high quality childcare.
The first Centre opened in September 2005 and there are now six centres and almost 400 colleagues. In 2017, Kids Allowed won the Nursery Group of the Year Award from Nursery World and the Business of the Year Award from the Manchester Evening News (£5 – £10M).
In 2012, Jennie opened her Training Academy to underpin the Company growth with knowledgeable and professional colleagues, trained to the highest standards. In 2016, Jennie was awarded an MBE for services to Apprenticeships.
Jennie has an infectious enthusiasm and passion for childcare, team development, motivation and fairness and is always happy to share her experiences with those considering starting their own business. In 2017, Jennie was the first female to be awarded CEO of The Year at the UK Private Business Awards.
We will also hear from the Friends of Rosie Children Cancer Research Fund – Jennie’s nominated charity for this event – who will benefit from a donation of 25% of ticket sales.