Husband and wife team, Dr. Mayor and Bisi are both co-founders of Joy and Joe baby wraps.
Introducing Bisi: A Passionate Entrepreneur, Babywearing Advocate, and Inspirational Leader
Bisi is a remarkable entrepreneur, a confident public speaker, and a dedicated babywearing consultant at SoB CIC. As a mother of two and an OFSTED registered childminder, she has a profound understanding of the needs of children and parents. Beyond her entrepreneurial endeavors, Bisi also plays an active role as a governor in two special needs primary schools, showcasing her commitment to supporting children's education.
Her compassionate nature led her to initiate and run a support group for parents of disabled children in Wigan, providing a much-needed network of care and empathy. Bisi's philanthropic efforts extended to participating in various SCOPE activities, including meetings at the UK House of Commons with MPs and the Speaker of the House of Parliament. Notably, she was honored to take part in a charity event alongside music mogul Simon Cowell.
Bisi's outstanding achievements have garnered recognition on numerous occasions. In 2012, she proudly received the prestigious Mumsclubs award, recognizing her as one of the top 100 business mums in the UK. The following year, Bisi was humbled to be awarded "Mum of the Year" by the Women for Africa Organization in London.
Her journey into the world of babywearing was inspired by her children, Joy and Joseph, and their challenging start in life. Witnessing the benefits of carrying her children with comfort and style, Bisi was motivated to share this joy with other parents. Babywearing evoked cherished memories of her upbringing in West Africa, where she was surrounded by textile entrepreneurs, including her late grandmother, a prominent Swiss lace and Kanga style fabric dealer, and her grandfather, a renowned fabric beret maker in the 80s.
Bisi's love for textiles and her creative inquisitiveness have shaped her path, preparing her to create Joy and Joe baby wraps. Guided by her passion for family-friendly businesses and her unwavering determination, Bisi embraces each day with boundless enthusiasm. Her journey into the world of babywearing has been a fulfilling one, and she is excited for the countless joyful memories that await parents and their little ones with Joy and Joe baby wraps.
Meet Mayor: The Scientific Mind and Entrepreneurial Spirit Behind Joy&Joe
Mayor's journey is an exceptional fusion of scientific brilliance and entrepreneurial passion. A PhD graduate in Life Sciences from the prestigious University of Manchester, his academic pursuits were supported by a British Council sponsorship during his master's study. His exceptional research work earned him the coveted BBSRC and TESCO scholarships for his doctoral studies at the same university.
Beyond his remarkable achievements in academia, Mayor's entrepreneurial drive shines through his participation in numerous competitions and courses. As a group leader for BIOTECH YES in 2012, he displayed leadership and innovation in the biotechnology field. His outstanding performance led him to be named the finalist winner at the UKTI Entrepreneur Festival in 2013.
Mayor's success in the scientific world is equally noteworthy. His groundbreaking research garnered recognition, and he was nominated for the prestigious UK Scopus Young Researcher Award in 2013, an esteemed accolade by Elsevier and the US/UK Fulbright Commission. He was also entrusted with the role of Faculty Ambassador for the University of Manchester, reflecting his exceptional leadership skills.
Complementing his scientific prowess, Mayor's business acumen is equally impressive. Even during his MSc study at the University of Nottingham, he pursued business courses to enrich his knowledge further. As the technical backbone of Joy&Joe, Mayor's organizational skills have been instrumental in driving our brand's growing success.
While excelling in the business world, Mayor's most cherished role is being a loving father to Joy and Joseph, the inspiration behind our eponymous brand, Joy&Joe. His dedication to bonding with his children using wraps led him to invest wholeheartedly in the weaving of Joy and Joe woven wraps. His passion for nurturing these strong bonds with his little ones continues to fuel our brand's aspiration for phenomenal growth as a proudly British enterprise.
Mayor's unique blend of scientific expertise, entrepreneurial spirit, and heartfelt love for his family has propelled Joy&Joe to new heights. With his unwavering dedication, we are confident that our brand will continue to make a positive impact in the world of babywearing