• Bolton-based business is calling for support as it reaches the final with a chance to be voted national winner of O2 Everyday Heroes Awards
  • Becci Martin, Founder and Director at Boo Coaching and Consulting, is one of five regional business owners with the opportunity to win the t£5,000 cash prize
  • From developing a complete wellbeing programme from scratch for healthcare professionals in her area, to getting back on the ICU ward as a nurse, Becci was nominated for her sheer tenacity and dedication to supporting the healthcare community in and around Bolton during the past year
  • Voting is now open over at @o2businessuk on Twitter until the 21st September for the public to vote Becci as their winner

10th September 2021 – Bolton-based small business, Boo Coaching and Consulting, is calling for support as it reaches the final stages of O2’s Everyday Heroes Awards.

Founder and Director, Becci Martin, has been crowned one of the regional winners of this year’s awards – celebrating the independent and small businesses, and the individuals behind them, who have adapted and flexed their business to go above and beyond to support their communities or have remained resilient and resourceful in the face of adversity.

Becci was nominated by members of the public who wished to acknowledge her incredible efforts in helping nurses and healthcare professionals navigate their mental wellbeing during the pandemic, having been called upon by the Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust at the start of the pandemic in 2020 to provide her expertise and support the healthcare workers in the area.

Since then, Becci has gone above and beyond to ensure that the hardworking members of staff have received a detailed, tailored and thorough programme of virtual and physical resources to help them manage their wellbeing during the pandemic. This included creating safe spaces for them to find calm, having a dedicated booking system for wellbeing 1:1s and fundraising to fund hand-cream and lip balm for those in full PPE. For Becci, having a good technology set-up meant she could continue to deliver sessions remotely and reach people no matter if they were on or off the wards.

Not only that but Becci also re-joined the nursing register over the past year, doing shifts on ICU and later as a vaccinator.

When asked what being named a regional winner meant to her, Becci said: “I’m over the moon to get this recognition, it’s such an honour. There was a moment in time where I wondered if I’d be able to keep my business going but to now look back and see what we’ve achieved as a team is emotional. Being crowned the national winner would be amazing and a real credit to the team. I knew I needed to provide my skills and expertise to help the hardworking and dedicated healthcare staff and I’m thankful that together we’ve been able to help get people through.”

Headed up by Becci, the team at Boo Coaching and Consulting have been thanked for their compassionate approach and deemed a listening ear when people have needed it most. Becci continues to channel her energies into her coaching and consulting business and her nursing background means she can continue to provide support to the dedicated healthcare professionals in the area who continue to fight the pandemic.

Becci one of five regional winners in the running to be crowned this year’s national Everyday Hero and receive the £5000 cash prize. Public votes will account for 50 per cent of the final outcome, while the other 50 per cent will be determined by the O2 judging panel who will be joined by internationally renowned interior designer and entrepreneur, Kelly Hoppen, CBE.

Members of the public have until Tuesday 21st September to head to @o2businessuk on Twitter to like and retweet to vote for their winner.

Jo Bertram, Managing Director, Business & Wholesale at Virgin Media O2 said: “Becci is an incredible representation of the huge effort that people have made across the UK in supporting those in their communities during the pandemic. Becci used her expertise and the power of connectivity to support our healthcare workers who were there on the frontline everyday and under huge amounts of pressure. Her dedication and determination to deliver the best possible wellbeing support no doubt helped the hundreds of staff members get through those tough days. Becci couldn’t be more deserving of her place as a regional winner of O2’s Everyday Heroes award. 

Other regional winners include @indytute from Kent, @jackalopejoecoffeeco from Lincolnshire, @yasin_hq from Leicester and @loveyourdoorstep from Enfield. To find out more about their stories, visit https://www.o2.co.uk/business/everyday-heroes.

Becci added: “I’m just grateful to have played even a small part in helping the healthcare professionals of Southport and Ormskirk get through some of the hardest days of their careers. Having a nursing background myself, I know the extreme pressures you can face and after turning my hand to coaching, I’m honoured to get the chance to give back to the nursing and healthcare community”.

The tools available through O2 Business can help firms continue to adapt and grow their business as the UK continues to head out of lockdown.  As flexibility continues to be more important than ever, customers can choose the ultimate flexible package with tariffs that give them the control and confidence to suit their evolving company needs.

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Notes to Editors

Becci was chosen from a selection of the best entries by a panel including independent judge Gavin Ellis, Director and Co-Founder of the charity Hubbub, and three judges from O2: Allie Lawson, Head of SMB Brand & Marcomms; Nicola Green, Corporate Affairs Director; and Tracey Herald, Head of Partnerships and Social Impact.

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