Recognising Local Business Women
The Southampton NatWest Womens Awards was a phenonmenal evening enjoyed by all, but there could only by one winner in each category. Listed below are the winner’s from each category from last night’s Venus Awards and there achievements that got everyone’s vote!
Nikki Jones was the winner in the category of New Business of the Year, which was sponsored by Rothmans. She has the vision and drive to create something from an initial idea, to a concept and then onto the finished product. Coupled with her ambition for success and leadership she is able to sell this onto anyone who comes into contact with her.
Teresa Franchis was the winner in the category of Green Business of the Year. Feminine Wear promotes greener and healthier products to use during your period. Cloth pads and menstrual cups are better for the environment, safer to use and more cost-effective than disposable.
Belinda Poore was the winner in the category of Online Business of the Year, which was sponsored by YourSouthampton. Belinda is an ambitious friendly, bubbly business owner who strives to build a successful business. She started the business from scratch and thorough enjoys building BellaCrafts. BellaCrafts provides and organises children’s craft parties, as well as wedding accessories and hen party events.
Katy Jones was the winner in the category of Small Business of the Year, which was sponsored by Dutton Gregory. Katy is a proactive professional who is passionate about her clients and their campaigns. She runs a fabulous local media agency, and she is very much the heart and soul of the business.
Christine Tebano was the winner in the category of Inspirational Woman of the Year, which was sponsored by Dyno. Christine is the founder of the Charity. She has encouraged, trained and supported the volunteer and paid workers to share in her passion for the work for nearly 20 years.The charity is now recognised at local, regional and national level.
Tamsin Holmar was the winner in the category of PA of the Year from Grand Harbour Hotel. Grand Harbour Hotels, Venues and Village Urban Resorts are refreshingly different with a modern British flavour; characteristics that we believe resonate throughout our entire portfolio of 65 locations.
Jo Hicks was the winner in the category of Home Based Business of the Year, which was sponsored by Basepoint. Jo has grown her thriving wedding florist business over the last 9 years, whilst bringing up 4 children, plus 2 stepchildren. Her business is well recognised in the area as offering exceptional quality with attention to detail and personal service.
Sue Pell was the winner in the category of Networker of the Year, which was sponsored by Giant Potential. Sue is a walking directory for contacts; if you need a good supplier or contact in any field then Sue is the first person we speak to. As she will admit she is very nosey so if she doesn’t know someone in the field you require, she will find and source through her extensive contact base.
Tina Wellman-Hawke was the winner in the category of lifetime Achievement of the Year, which was sponsored by Condor. Tina is caring, friendly, loves people, love writing, just finished her first children’s book. Tina has a close family and 2 grandchildren. Tina spends her time fundraising and she is a keen photographer and has sells and donates her work.
Hannah Payne was the winner in the category of High Achiever of the Year, which was sponsored by TW Metals. Hannah has been passionate about Economic Development since studying Economics and Politics at the University of Southampton during which time she went to Brazil to write her dissertation on the economic impact of the Favelas in Rio de Janeiro
Hannah Rowley was the winner in the category of Employee of the Year from Destination Southampton, which was sponsored by Heart. Whether you are visiting the city for a conference, event or as a tourist on a short break, keen to delve into our rich heritage, or visiting on business with a few hours to spare, or in fact as a local resident wanting to explore further.
Shirley Pinn was the winner in the category of Employer of the Year, which was sponsored by Future Employment. Shirley has always been extremely professional and understands her clients needs, she is extremely approachable and friendly and will go out of her way to ensure the event that she is providing event management for goes without a hitch.
Emma Sheldon was the winner in the category of Business Mother of the Year, which was sponsored by Daily Echo. Emma is a disabled mum who’s built a successful business on her vision that person centred support should mean exactly that – providing disabled people with choice/control over their care to lead fulfilling lives, often in challenging circumstances.
Jane Dyke was the winner in the category of Entrepreneur of the Year. which was sponsored by NatWest. Jane founded Yellow Dot Nursery 15 Yrs ago, now operating 9 Nurseries and employing 250 Team members, with 2 New Nurseries in the Pipe line. Jane provides peace of mind for a 1000+ families, Inspiring Potentialin the children,team and environment.