Monique Nickalls gets creative.
Monique Nickalls gets creative. Supplied

Your Cheeky Monkey wins mums’ vote

BUNDALL-based Monique Nickalls has been recognised for her contribution to the parenting world.

Last month, Ms Nickalls received two awards for her achievement in small business and entrepreneurship for her website Your Cheeky Monkey.

Ms Nickalls’ brainchild, an online store which sells handmade and individual products for babies, children and mums, was named winner of the most popular site award at the Connect2Mums Ausmumpreneur Awards.

She also took out the title of best parenting blog in the Business Mums Network Blog Awards for her Your Cheeky Monkey blog.

“I’m over the moon to win,” Ms Nickalls said.

“I’m thrilled my customers feel the same as me about the products and blogs I create.”

Being a mother of two young boys, Ms Nickalls said had given her the platform to be creative.

“This recognition tells me I am in touch with my customers and creating products they want.”

Ms Nichalls said the awards were the result of a lot of hard work and late nights over the last year.

“It’s definitely been a challenge,” she said.

“I work long hours seven days a week, but I love every minute of it.

Receiving a gold membership to the Business Mums Network, Ms Nichalls said she hoped to continue to be innovative with her designs and products.

Founder and owner of Business Mums Network, Melissa Khalinsky, said the award was very much deserved.

“It’s an award completely chosen by the customers,” Ms Khalinsky said.

“Her site is very popular; she always supports and promotes other mums with businesses on her blogs, and stocks their products on her website.”

Ms Khalinsky said her learned blog was well-researched and insightful.

“It’s not just her comments on things,” Ms Khalinsky said.

“She really goes to a lot of effort to make recommendations to various products and offers tips and advice.

“Her bog is also backed up by her own merchandise, which is all very well made and really good quality.”

To visit the Your Cheeky Monkey website and get something special just in time for Christmas, go to www.yourcheekymonkey.com.au.



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