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National Business Women’s Awards are back

The country’s most talented and dedicated female entrepreneurs gathered together on Thursday 22nd July for the delayed 2020 National Business Women’s Awards.

The much-coveted gongs were forced to be postponed last year after the unexpected outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, but last night, just three days after most restrictions were lifted nationwide, finalists joined together for a welcome celebration.

More than 300 guests were at the event, which recognises incredible, high achieving women in business and industry, who run outstanding companies.

Winners at the exclusive gala ceremony included…

Business Chameleon: 

Gold Winner: Beth Heath – Shropshire Festivals Ltd

Silver Winner: Claire Bolton van Weert – Apex Ability Limited

Best New Business: 

Gold Winner: Rachel Pernak-Brennon – Cambridge College of Holistic Health

Silver Winner: Erika Percival – Beyond Governance

Business Owner of the Year:

Gold Winner: Yvonne Ellen Fisher – Yvonne Ellen London

Silver Winner: Gemma Creasey – Oval Deene Ltd

Business Woman of the Year – Large:

Gold Winner: Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale MBE – Everton Football Club

Silver Winner: Louise Hardy – Polypipe Group Ltd

Business Woman of the Year – Medium

Gold Winner: Vikki Jackson-Smith – J & B Recycling Limited

Silver Winner: Charmaine Vincent – Baltimore Consulting Ltd

Business Woman of the Year – Micro

Gold Winner: Tessa Marchington – Music in Offices Ltd

Silver Winner: Katie Pickett – Pinkys Beauty Ltd

Business Woman of the Year – Small

Gold Winner: Maxine Laceby – Absolute Collagen

Silver Winner: Merilee Karr – UnderTheDoormat

Corporate Leader of the Year

Gold Winner: Nicole Sadd – Rothamsted Enterprises

Silver Winner: Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale MBE – Everton Football Club

Influential Business Woman of the Year

Gold Winner: Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale MBE – Everton Football Club

Silver Winner: Maxine Laceby – Absolute Collagen

International Women’s Award

Gold Winner: Christine Kelly – Little Kickers

Silver Winner: Stephanie Hall – Uptake Strategies Ltd.

Lifetime Achievement Award 

Gold Winner: Louise Hardy  – Polypipe Group Ltd

Silver Winner: Carol Blackford-Mills – MRS Digital

Lockdown Leader

Gold Winner: Leah Marsh – Swallowcourt

Silver Winner: Global Infusion Group – Bonnie May

Northern England Business Woman of the Year

Gold Winner: Louise Hardy – Severfield Ltd

Service Excellence

Gold Winner: Jennie Bardrick – Radfield Home Care Havering & Brentwood

Silver Winner: Antoinette Oglethorpe – Antoinette Oglethorpe

Social Impact Award

Gold Winner: Fiona Edwards – JPA Workspaces

Silver Winner: Helen Jamieson – Jaluch HR

Overall Winner: Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale MBE – Everton Football Club

Damian Cummins, Awards Director said: “What a night! We were delighted to finally be able to welcome so many wonderful women to last night’s awards.

“The last 12 months haven’t been easy for anyone. For many female business owners and entrepreneurs, it has been a tricky and tireless juggle of work and home-school, family isolation and social distancing challenges.

“Despite this, these awards have proven that these incredible female leaders are paving the way in the business landscape, showing impressive innovation, motivation and determination. I salute you all, congratulations to all our winners and finalists.”

The 2021 National Business Women’s Awards ceremony will take place at the Hilton Wembley on Friday 19th November. The closing date for all entries is Thursday 5th August 2021 at 3pm

For more information on the awards, go to www.nbwawards.co.uk or call 01908 542720.

Please direct any press enquiries to Emma Speirs on 01536 682800 or email emma.speirs@ballyhoo-pr.co.uk

 NOTES TO EDITORS

1. Photo included of Charmaine Vincent, Baltimore Consulting Ltd Winner of Business Woman of the Year – Medium

2. Contact Damian Cummins, Awards Director on 01908 542720

3. For additional images, please email ella@eventsandpr.co.uk

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