England’s women business leaders celebrate at annual ceremony in Gloucestershire

There was double delight for Rebecca at the acclaimed Women’s Business Club event.

England’s women business leaders celebrate at annual ceremony in Gloucestershire

There was double delight for Rebecca at the acclaimed Women’s Business Club event.

On a day of celebration for the business women of England, Rebecca Dickson enjoyed double recognition at this year’s SME awards’ ceremony in Cheltenham.

Rebecca, who owns Eco Foundry Ltd of Sevenoaks, was recognised in two of the nine prestigious categories at the 2022 England Women’s Business SME Awards’ which was held earlier this month. She won the C-Suite award, while also being named first runner-up in the category titled Sustainability.

The Women’s Business Club, which was founded by Angela de Souza and is now in its 10th year, continues to go from strength to strength, and this year’s gathering at Cheltenham’s Pittville Pump Room was sponsored by eToro.

The annual conference and awards’ ceremony is the highlight of The Women’s Business Club year and its chief executive paid tribute to the quality of those who took part in the 2022 event. Angela said: “There is nothing quite like celebrating the accomplishments of our businesswomen. The calibre of the entries was extremely high, making the judges’ decisions really tough. 

“Although only one woman could win in each category, we feel that every single woman who entered is a winner: She is still standing, she is still determined to succeed and she still has hope for the future. This is a winning attitude indeed. I am so proud of all the businesswomen who have been through these past tough years and come out on top.”

Award winners at this year’s SME event are as follows

Female Founder of the Year (sponsored by AddThenMultipy)

Winner: Sophie Parker – Tutor-in-a-Box (Birmingham);

1st Runner-Up: Rebecca Worsley – Rainy City Agency (Manchester);

2nd Runner-Up: Nzinga Orgill – RaCExpert (London).

C-Suite Award (sponsored by BarrettStacey Accounting)

Winner: Rebecca Dickson – Eco Foundry Ltd (Sevenoaks);

1st Runner-Up: Liz Jackson – BCMS (Kingsclere);

2nd Runner-Up: Rebecca Burgess – The Hunger Project UK (Bristol).

Young Businesswoman of the Year (sponsored by Seedrs)

Winner: Daisy Burgun – Pooky Lighting (Gloucester);

1st Runner-Up: Aneta Buckthought – Pure-Ception Ltd (London);

2nd Runner-Up: Emma Donnelly – Ask Emma Social (Nantwich).

Startup of the Year (sponsored by Lets Reset)

Winner: Louise Hirst – Mrs Everything (Sidcup);

1st Runner-Up: Sarah Hurja – La Boheme Photography (Fareham);

2nd Runner-Up: Mary Merheim – Grandbar Snacks (Tewkesbury).

Sustainability Award (sponsored by Sustainable X)

Winner: Isabelle Alexander – In Capri Swim (Nottingham);

1st Runner-Up: Rebecca Dickson – Eco Foundry Ltd (Sevenoaks);

2nd Runner-Up: Shabnam Delfani – Ramtech Consultant (Milton Keynes).

Customer Excellence Award (sponsored by Your Startup Partner)

Winner: Rachel Rodgers – Nose To Tail (Chester);

1st Runner-Up: Paddy White – Virtual Diamond (Gloucester);

2nd Runner-Up: Pia Cato – Vanilla Pod Bakery (Cheltenham).

Employer Of Women Award (sponsored by Enlist Recruitment)

Winner: Yvonne Balfour – Ultimate Finance (Edinburgh);

1st Runner-Up: Maxine Fothergill – Amax Estates & Property Services (Gravesend).

CSR Award (sponsored by SE Tax Pros)

Winner: Olivia Turley – Corinthian Wealth Management (Cheltenham);

1st Runner-Up: Lillie Jamieson – Send it to Alex (Oxford).

Champion Award (sponsored by SHE Strategy)

Winner: Claire Goodwin-Fee – Frontline19 (London);

1st Runner-Up: Michelle Cooper – Make New Friends (Tamworth);

2nd Runner-Up: Anita Devi – #TeamADL (Milton Keynes).

About: Women’s Business Club

Its aim is to empower women to succeed in business. It is a vibrant global network founded by Angela De Souza. Angela wanted to set up a business network which she would feel comfortable being a part of, while attending events focussed on accepting and promoting women in business. And from its first event in January 2013, through to today, the club remains true to its aims and beliefs. It serves and supports businesswomen in their ambitions to grow and succeed, while also promoting feminine leadership.

Please note that the Birmingham and Scotland Women’s Business Conferences and Awards ceremonies will take place on October 20th and October 31st respectively. To find out more about these two events, please click here: https://womensbusines.club/conference.

For more information about Angela De Souza, visit www.angeladesouza.com.

Andy Swales
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