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Finalists announced for Enterprising Women awards

Posted on 26 January 2018

Finalists have been announced in the annual quest to find the most successful and inspirational business women in the East Midlands.

The top 34 candidates have been picked from dozens of nominations for this year’s Enterprising Women awards.

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on 2 March, at Winstanley House, Leicester. The date is chosen to tie in with International Women’s Day, which is on 8 March this year.

In the twenty-first year of Enterprising Women, there are seven awards up for grabs - Business Woman of the Year, Social Commitment, Apprentice of the Year, Female Employee of the Year, Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Team of the Year and Small Business of the Year.

Co-Chair or Enterprising Women, Eileen Richards, founder of ER Recruitment, Leicester, and a member of the Board of Directors at East Midlands Chamber*, said: “The standard of entries has been, once again, very high this year.

“I think there is a real hunger among women in the business community to be recognised for their achievements and these awards – now celebrating 21 years - are one of the best ways to achieve that recognition.”

Co-Chair Jean Mountain, a Past President at East Midlands Chamber, said: “By highlighting their contribution and telling their stories, hopefully we can inspire other women to pursue their business dream.”

Sponsors for this year’s Enterprising Women awards are Pick Everard (headline sponsor), B Audio Visual, CBA Business Solutions, Derby College, Leicester Racecourse, Leicester Tigers, Purpose Media, PwC and Smallman & Son, with Mercia Image Print as print sponsor and Koobr as design sponsor.

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*East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)

Notes to Editors:
1. Tickets for the Enterprising Women Awards are still available. They cost £55+VAT and include welcome drinks, a three-course dinner and entertainment http://bit.ly/2FaDFcb.
2. Sponsors for this year’s Enterprising Women awards are Pick Everard (headline sponsor), B Audio Visual, CBA Business Solutions, Derby College, Leicester Racecourse, Leicester Tigers, Purpose Media, PwC and Smallman & Son, with Mercia Image Print as print sponsor and Koobr as design sponsor.
3. The Enterprising Women 2018 Awards finalists are:
Social Commitment Award
Sponsored by Leicester Racecourse
NWG Network
Loates HR
G Wathall & Son
Rothera Sharp
Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by Derby College
Jordan Hind – AIM Awards
Amber Nicholson – Aesseal
Sameena Iftikhar – GEM Vending
Amia Reid – Wildgoose Construction
Chloe Parker – Wildgoose Construction
Female Employee of the Year
Sponsored by Smallman & Sons
Rachel Markham – Charity Link
Carol Dixon - Roundhouse Corporate at Derby College
Charlotte Sanders - College Court Conference Centre and Hotel
Wendy Walker - Fidler and Pepper Solicitors
Aarti Raj - Pick Everard
Female Entrepreneur of the Year
Sponsored by PWC
Jill Evenden - EBS Chartered Accountants
Sandra Wiggins - DPI UK
Amanda Daly - Dalycom - The Turnaround CEO
Lyndsey Hunt - Serious Zhuzh
Rosin Johnson - Magenta Iris
Team of the Year
Sponsored by Leicester Tigers
Rhubarb Farm
Brighter Directions
Pick Everard
Ridge and Partners
Glynis Wright & Co Family Solicitors and Mediators
Small Business of the Year
Sponsored by CBA Business Solutions
Mercia Image Print
Kingswell Support Service
G Wathall & Son
Heart Security
Penny Price Aromatherapy
Business Woman of the Year
Sponsored by Pick Everard
Marion Plant – North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College
Helen Wathall – G Wathall & Son Ltd
Ellie Dunmore – Penny Price Aromatherapy
Glynis Wright – Glynis Wright & Co Family Solicitors and Mediators
Emma Brealey – Petwood Hotel

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