Venus Awards

Recognising Local Business Women

Semi-finalists annouced for NatWest Venus Awards Brighton and Sussex 2014

NatWest Venus Awards Brighton and Sussex  2014 announces Semi Finalists

Venus Awards Semi-Finalists Brighton 2014

Venus Awards Semi-Finalists Brighton 2014

 

NatWest Venus Awards Brighton and Sussex 2014 announces Semi Finalists

Its very exciting – it was a beautiful evening at the Racecourse where we networked and announced the semi-Finalists – find out more below:

 

Following over 1000 nominations and applications, the Brighton and Sussex Venus Awards recently announced the semi-finalists for its Sponsor judged categories at Brighton Racecourse.  They have all been invited to an afternoon tea at the the Grand where the finalists will be announced.   The winners will then be announced at the award ceremony also at the Grand on the 17th October

 

The awards were founded by Tara Howard, then Managing Director of Langtry Manor Hotel in Bournemouth.  Tara was asked her reasons for starting the awards…“Being a mother of four at the same time as running a successful business, I know only too well the pressures that women in business can be under.   We often undervalue ourselves and our achievements.   I wanted to create a system where women can be recognized for their achievements through nominations from their colleagues, friends and family.   Thereby not having to make the first step themselves!  It inspires me to experience the excitement, pride and sense of achievement of the women as they make it through the various stages of the awards.”

 

Following requests from women all over the country to be part of the awards, Tara is committed to bringing the Venus Awards to more regions and is now open in 8 locations across the country with many more on her radar.

 

Below are listed the semi-finalists for Brighton and Sussex 2014.   The remaining categories including the Juice Business Mother of the Year and the Argus Customer Service of the Year Award will be going to the public vote on 3rd July where you, the reader will have an opportunity to decide who in each of those categories will attend the “Working Women Oscars”

 

Below is a list of the semi-finalists chosen by the remaining sponsor judged categories:

 Business of the Year
Spirit De La Mare – Brogue Magazine
Julia Haviland – Brittain Limited

Sandra Paris – USP Recruitment Services Ltd
Naomi Ridley – Hastings Furniture Service
Denise Buchan – Classic Consulting
The British Engineerium Entrepreneur of the Year:
Toni Pickles – Get Waisted Bespoke
Mandy Brook – Recruitment SE Ltd
Rachel Martin – TrustedHousesitters.com
Charlie Doidge – Thank Social
Benita Matofska – Compare and Share
Lightfoot LED Green Business Award:
Ruth & Amy AnslowhiSbe Food CIC
Cat Fletcher – Self Employed
Sara MacLean – Sara MacLean Communications
Claire Potter – Claire Potter Design
Naomi Ridley – Hasting Furniture Service
Home Based Business Award:
Tora Cullip – Donna & Tora Ltd
Susi Doherty – Brighton Togs
Kerry Herbert – Stand-Up Marketing Charity Chuckle
Fay Millar – Brighton Cakes
Debbie Silvester – Eckington HR
Influential Woman of the Year:
Melody Bridges –Worthing WOW
Nickie Brooks – Alternative Route Finance Ltd
Hannah Martin – Talented Ladies Club
Lorraine Nugent – Media Word Waves / Young Start-up Talent
Michala Rutherford – The Athena Network
Lara Squires – Consortium Business Solutions
Absolute Magazine Inspirational Woman Award:
Suzy Butler – Kiya Survivors
Lucy Dawe – Lawton & Dawe Properties & Property Fusion
Claire Docteur – The Twinkle Fund
Petrina Mayson – Furniture Now
Christine Wise – South East
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Anita Hamilton – FlashBack Old Style Photos
Rachael Hughes – Green Mop Ltd
Julia Jeyes – Grafton Banks Finance
Alison Jones – spofforths LLP
Petrina Mayson – Furniture Now
QualitySolicitors Howlett Clarke New Business Award:
Clair Letton –Wigwam Toys
Emma Trigg – The Treasure Trove Shabby Chic & Vintage Furniture
Caroline Cole – Savoir Faire Accounting Limited
Benita Matofska – Compare and Share
Lisa Henning – Beautiful Ink Ltd
New Media, Technology and Online Award:
Karen Bach – Kallikids
Natalie Lloyd – If Not Now
Jacqui Pearce – Pearl and Earl
Shoshana Plail – Child Friendly Brighton & Hove
Caroline white – White Write
Professional of the Year:
Caroline Cole – Savoir Faire Accounting Limited
Sandra Francis – Recruitment South East
Lucy Pearce – The Argus
Heidi Rush – HR Smart Ltd
Debbie Silvester – Eckington HR
NatWest Brighton and Sussex Small Business Award:
Carol Lewis – Bainbridge Lewis Accountants
Vashikeh Miller – Milla Grace
Jacqui Pearce – Pearl and Earl
Alison Thompson – The Dental Barn
Emma Trigg – The Treasure Trove Shabby Chic & Vintage Furniture
Employee of the Year Award:
Nicola Cunningham – Jurys Inn Brighton
Dawn Fenton – Westcon UCC
Ami – Wheeler – Savoir faire accounting limited
Kate Wilsher – call us first ltd
Classic Consulting Employer of the Year Award:
Karen Bach – Kallikids
Nickie Brooks – Alternative Route Finance Ltd
Lucy Dawe – Lawton & Dawe Properties & Property Fusion
Petrina Mayson – Furniture Now
Natalie Robinson – Beacon Facilities Management Limited
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