Local Brisbane business woman named as a finalist for National Awards


Kelly Luckman of Good Move Removals has been named as a finalist for the 2020 AusMumpreneur Awards in the Rising Star Category and the People’s Choice Customer Service Category.

The AusMumpreneur Awards presented by The Women’s Business School celebrate and recognise Australian Mums in business achieving outstanding success in areas such as business excellence, product development, customer service and digital innovation. The awards are designed to recognise the growing number of women who successfully balance motherhood and business in a way that suits their life and family.

Kelly is a photographer, mum, world traveller, multiple business owner and author of a children’s book series called Oskar’s Adventures, due for release in late September.

Life was turned upside down when Kelly’s twin ‘surprises’ were born prematurely at 24 weeks on Christmas eve of 2015. Unfortunately little Oli passed on New Year’s Day 2016. Kelly and her husband Kris spent a total of 133 days in the NICU with Oskar until he was strong enough to come home.

Good Move Removals was started from scratch two weeks before the babies were born and Kelly still worked on growing the business while attending the hospital twice a day. The business grew from zero to hero in just 4.5 years.

Kelly is now able to concentrate on writing full time and support the Precious Wings and RBWH foundations that helped her family so much throughout their journey.

Kelly is delighted to be named as a finalist and is proud of her achievements, particularly setting up her business to operate with minimal input from her, giving her the time to follow her dream of becoming a children’s author and supporting the Precious Wings and RBWH Foundations.

There are many benefits to balancing business and motherhood as Kelly explains, “I love being a mumpreneur as it gives me the freedom to follow my dreams of becoming a a full time writer and create a legacy for my son, and honour the memory of the little angle I lost, raising awareness and funds for important foundations that support bereaved families. Having the ability to give my son the life I never had as a child, and opportunities to be whoever he wants to be when he grows up, is one of the most rewarding things I have ever experienced”.

It can be challenging to be a successful business woman whilst raising a family and Kelly gives this advice for others thinking about starting their own enterprise.”It takes an average of 3 years to make a return on your business. Make sure you have the cash flow to prop you up in down times and good projections going forward, careful planning is everything. If you’re not an expert in a field, don’t try to do the work yourself. It may cost you money to hire a professional or use an accounting program such as Xero, but it will save you so much time and money in the long run than doing it yourself”.

Read more at www.ausmumpreneur.com. The winners of the 2020 AusMumpreneur Awards will be announced at an online event in September.

For more information on the AusMumpreneur Awards visit: www.ausmumpreneur.com or contact awards@ausmumpreneur.com


For an interview with Kelly contact 0437737187, visit www.kellymareeauthor.com, or email at kelly@kellymareeauthor.com.