The winners of the Gloucestershire Women in Business Awards 2015 were announced in style at a showcase ceremony at Cheltenham racecourse’s Centaur.
The awards, once again in association with Grundon, turn a spotlight on some of the county’s leading business women and unsung heroes.
Clare Janik of Corinium Care (left) is presented with the Woman of the Year award from Toni Robinson, Compliance Manager, Grundon Waste Management (right)
Once again the event has gone from strength to strength with a record number of nominations. The awards aim to recognise and applaud those women whose determination and success are helping the county’s business community and driving the local economy.
This year the guest speaker was Dr Dawn Harper, patron of the chosen charity for the evening – National Star – and presenter of TV’s Embarrassing Bodies.
Toni Robinson, Compliance Manager for Grundon presented the headline Woman of the Year award to Clare Janik of Corinium Care.
Before presenting the award Toni commented as to why Grundon continue to sponsor and support the awards:
“We continue to support these awards because we strongly believe that women should be recognised and acknowledged for their entrepreneurial spirit, business acumen and their commitment to the wider business community.
“We are also keen to promote the waste and resource management industry, as a career opportunity for women. We believe that we work in a dynamic industry which is driving environmental best practice for future generations and providing an important societal need.
“There’s a perception that our industry is a male dominated environment. We however, believe that the door to the waste industry is firmly open for women – and that it offers great opportunities in which to build successful careers.
“It can be argued that Women in Business awards shouldn’t be necessary and everyone, regardless of their gender, should be judged on their own merit, but what has been clearly evident tonight is the all of the nominees and winners are inspiring women that are leading the way and becoming much-needed role models for their younger peers.
“Supporting and applauding successful women is something we always want to do more of and, that is why Grundon are once again delighted to sponsor the Gloucestershire Women in Business Awards.”
The proud winners of the Gloucestershire Women in Business Awards 2015
The Winners of the Gloucestershire Women in Business Awards 2015 are:
Female Apprentice: Shannon Keating, County Community Projects
Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Susannah Moffat, Cheltenham Coffee Co Ltd
Mentor of the Year: Miranda Jenkins, Skills to Go
Contribution to the Community: Abby Guilding, The Wiggly Worm Charity
Communicator of the Year: Silver Ball PR
Family Business of the Year: i2i Recruitment
New Business of the Year: Tonic
Business of the Year: Reuseaworld Ltd
Woman of the Year: Clare Janik, Corinium Care