The Mumpreneur Conference and Awards will take place on September 30 and Hayling mum and businesswoman Alice Austin-Grant who owns Coconut and Chocolate is up for two awards at the conference.

After spotting a gap in the market Alice started her business selling a baby friendly play mat.

Having already won awards shell be looking to build on her success as winner of Best Start Up of the Year at this Februarys Business Excellence Awards. This time shes in the running for best Parent Blogger and Inspirational Business Mum 2013.

Alice commented: Im over the moon to have been chosen from more than 1500 nominees. Its a huge honour and am very grateful to the customer who nominated me. Its so exciting and am really looking forward to the final.