About Us

Founder of the Bump & Baby Expo, Jackie, is a mum and professional baby and maternity photographer:

Over the past few years, as both a mum and specialist newborn photographer, I have felt that Yorkshire is crying out for an upscale, high-end event to support new and expectant parents and allow related businesses to network effectively. Hence the Bump & Baby Expo was born!.

Now in our third year, we are delighted to announce our partnership with Kate from Avocado Events and look forward to making the Bump & Baby Expo even bigger and better than ever!”

Kate set up Avocado Events on her maternity leave in June 2016, with the vision to create exclusive events bringing together expectant & new parent couples with support groups, charities, businesses and classes to support their parenthood journey:

“My launch ‘Bump & Beyond’ event in October 2016 was in partnership with Hotel du Vin York and attracted 70+ paying guests and 23 exhibitors including John Lewis Nursery and NCT. Since then, I have continued to build my event business through more ‘Bump & Beyond’ events & Weaning Workshops. I hold monthly ‘Once Upon A Storytime’ events with Waterstones York, helped Everyman Cinema York launch their Baby Club & Toddler Cinema, and have worked with a local nursery to develop their own events.

I also founded ‘The Mothership’, an exclusive networking group for parents sailing their own businesses across Yorkshire.

Phew! It’s been a busy two years and I am now delighted to join forces with Jackie for the 2019 Bump & Baby Expo!”