‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2019 – Finalists announced

By 15th February 2019Our News

Devon & Cornwall 2019 Venus Awards Finalists Announced at Pentillie Castle. 

It was more than tea for two at the Devon & Cornwall 2019 Venus Awards Finalists Announcement, hosted by Pentillie Castle, Saltash on 8th February 2019.

At a splendid cream tea hosted at Pentillie Castle on 8th February 2019, more than 100 guests from the local business community gathered to celebrate the Devon & Cornwall 2019 Venus Awards finalists who will be progressing to the next stage of these prestigious business awards.

Although in our 6th year, we cannot believe that we are the number of applications continue to grow, making the finalist selection process harder than ever. “We received more than 1,300 nominations and applications for the 15 award categories, which highlights the huge contribution that women in business are making to businesses in the Devon & Cornwall Region,” said Venus Movement founder Tara Howard. Launched in September, participants have been whittled down to the Finalists stage through a combination of sponsor panel and public judging.

The Venus Awards – dubbed by Channel 4 as “The Working Women’s Oscars” – celebrate the vital contribution that women in business make to the local, regional, and national economy, and are unique in that anyone can nominate a friend, client or family member.

Katie Harland, HR and Communications Leader for Cornish Mutual speaks about the judging for the Finalist Announcement:

“Judging the Entrepreneur of the Year award is a privilege but also a challenge – the standard of entries was so high. However, our three finalists really stood out because of the challenges they had overcome. Each one of them took considerable risks to launch their businesses.”

“At Cornish Mutual we strive to ensure our employment opportunities are available to everyone and nearly half of our staff work in a flexible way. So, it was interesting to hear how our finalists had overcome some of the difficulties of operating in traditionally male-dominated environments. Through their businesses, the three finalists are now changing people’s lives and are a true inspiration to others.”

The Devon & Cornwall 2019 Venus Awards will culminate in a Glamorous Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on 29th March 2019 at St Mellion International Resort.

Entrepreneur of the Year (Sponsored by Cornish Mutual)

Wendy Powell MUTU System Limited
Katie Sherjan Hollywell Housing Trust
Louise Worden Concise Wealth Management Ltd