The Founders & Team

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 The BritMums Founders

Susanna_purpletop2Susanna Scott, MD,  founded the BritMums social network in 2008 after a career in marketing. She wanted to create a space for parent bloggers to network, and share ideas and opportunities. She was a co-founder of CyberMummy, the UK’s first parent blogging conference, is often quoted as a pioneer in the UK Mum Blogging space, and has been named a top female entrepreneur. She has been featured in The Times, The FT, The Independent, The Guardian, The Sun, Technorati, She, Primo Baby and Red magazine, amongst others. She speaks frequently about blogging, social networking and the BritMums community at industry events. Her blog A Modern Mother ranks in the UK’s top 10 Family Travel Blogs. Follow her on @amodernmother.


jen_greysweaterJennifer Howze, Creative Director,  is an award-winning journalist who has worked in New York, Paris and London. She has contributed to The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Wall Street Journal, Conde Nast magazines, and two books: Frommer’s Secret Hotels of Cornwall, and Standing Up to Supernanny. Jennifer recently travelled to Ethiopia with the campaigning organisation ONE, founded by Bono. She has appeared on BBC Breakfast, Woman’s Hour and BBC radio as a blogging and parenting expert. She is co-founder of BritMums and CyberMummy, the UK’s first parent blogging conference. Previously she was Online Lifestyle Editor at The Times and originated its Alpha Mummy blog – ranked as a top 10 UK blog – before launching Follow Jennifer on @JHowze.

The BritMums team

maddyMadeleine Marston has spent her career in the events industry, running high-profile events for leading UK organisers, including Clarion Events Ltd. Madeleine has run large-scale exhibitions and conferences at venues in the UK and Europe, working with brands ranging from blue-chip FTSE 100 clients to bespoke family-run brands. Praises – from brands and bloggers alike – about the execution and seamless running of last year’s event are testament to Madeleine’s experience, commitment and professionalism. Madeleine is an integral part of the BritMums Live team; contact her at to discuss your bespoke brand package.


mariMarianne Whooley is BritMums Blog editor, our resident foodie round-up writer and the author of the popular Mari’s World blog, where she blogs and vlogs about everything from sex after children to her passion for good food. She write a monthly food column for BritMums, and make us very hungry. Find her on Twitter at @Maris_world.




kate davis holmes newKate Davis-Holmes 
was raised by her adoptive family in Yorkshire. After studying Law at Cambridge, she joined the third sector. She has experience of working with local, national and international charities. In her early career, she specialised in debt counselling. Later, she devised media strategies for organisations, promoted volunteering and facilitated learning groups and multi-sector partnerships. Kate currently lives with her husband, three school-age children and a range of pets on a smallholding. Kate enjoys writing, reading, cookery, bargain-hunting and family life. She blogs at and is leading BritMums work in the charity sector.


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