Local business mum, Jen Fisher, and owner of Mini First Aid Sussex has been on a mission to promote first aid for the whole family.

As a mother to a young child, Jen launched her business in September 2020 to offer 2 hour baby and child first classes to local families but she didn’t want to stop there. The business quickly grew Sussex wide and added first aid classes for children, businesses, and early years settings.

Jen’s passion has seen her raise money for good causes, work with local schools and businesses and promoting support for women in business with her Mums in Business Eastbourne, Bexhill & Hastings group. Jen wants everyone to know what to do in an emergency whether they are a parent/carer, a child, an adult wanting more confidence or a professional.

Jen has now been joined on her a mission by a team of 3 other mums who are also qualified first aid trainers, enabling Mini First Aid Sussex to train even more people in potentially lifesaving skills. Last year the team trained over 3,000 people and this year they are aiming for even more.

On the 24th March 2023, the team went away for their annual Mini First Aid conference and awards. It was important to Jen that the whole team be a part of the experience, and this was well timed because Jen was awarded Mini First Aid Franchise of The Year 2023; presented virtually by Dragon’s Den investor Sara Davies.

Jen said “It’s such an honour to win franchise of the year to bring this award back to Sussex. Being part of Mini First Aid enables me to access an incredible amount of training and support as well as having inspirational women in business to look up to like Sara Davies and Mini First Aid founder, Kate Ball. We can’t wait to train even more people in first aid this year!”

You can find out more about Mini First Aid Sussex at sussex.minifirstaid.co.uk