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The Founders & Team

BritMums founders Susanna Scott and Jennifer Howze

The BritMums Co-Founders


Susanna Scott, Managing Director, 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 BritMums Live, 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.


Jennifer 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 BritMums Live, 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


Madeleine Marston, Events Director, 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. 

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