Venus Awards

Recognising Local Business Women

Entrepreneur of the Year.- Jan Hopkinson

Smart is a national training company with training centres in all regions of England. It provides high quality Apprenticeships and other learning programmes. The Mission Statement Working Together to Enrich Life is at the heart of all that the Company does to ensure that learners, employers and Smart staff fulfil their aims, aspirations and career ambitions.

The sponsor for this category is Princecroft Willis LLP. You can find us in Dorset and Hampshire, where we have independent and strong community roots, we work with our clients and where we tailor our services to you and your business. We believe that the relationship between partner and client is fundamental to the provision of sound and appropriate advice. 

Jan’s winners quote

“I couldn’t believe it when they called out my name, there was some serious competition on the night and I didn’t expect to win at all!  I was shocked and overwhelmed to say the least!

The Award isn’t just about me,   Jan explains …  I’m immensely proud to share this award with a strong, passionate and committed team who continue to strive to move forward with dedication, loyalty and commitment that has been the benchmark for our continued success at Smart.

I would also like to thank our employers and learners for their support of our business without whom we couldn’t have achieved 10,000 successfully qualified apprentices; the company has delivered to date.

In addition a special thank you to our sponsors Michelle Howell and David Watton of Princecroft Willis for taking the time and for their professional approach to selecting the finalists and of course me the winner”.



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