‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Semi-Finalist of the Venus Awards

By 21st January 2019Our News

Semi-Finalists Announced for Venus Awards Devon & Cornwall 2019

I am very pleased to announce that I have been nominated as a semi-finalist for the Venus Awards  in the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ category.

On the 10th January Plymouth Gin hosted 100 applicants, guests and sponsors at their venue, for the announcement of the names of those progressing to the Semi-Finalist stage of the Devon & Cornwall 2019 Venus Awards.

The eighty five successful Semi-Finalists will now go through to the next stage of the judging process, and the finalists will be announced on 8th February 2019.

Venus Awards Devon & Cornwall is now in its 6th year, and the response remains consistently strong with more than 1100 nominations and 340 applications.

The Devon & Cornwall participants are competing in 15 categories including Woman in Property/Construction, Small Business of the Year, Inspirational Woman in STEMM and Business Mother of the Year.

Nikki Price, Drake’s Jewellers Marketing Manager sponsors of our Inspirational Woman Category said about the process so far:

“It was such a lovely evening celebrating the semi-finalists, well done to all of them! We feel incredibly lucky to be sponsoring Inspirational Woman of the Year; with so many incredible entries it was a very difficult decision to choose just 5 women. We’re looking forward to getting to know them over the next couple of weeks and choosing three amazing, inspirational finalists. “

This year’s Charity Sponsors are the Devon Air Ambulance and Cornwall Air Ambulance  The aim of Devon Air Ambulance is to help save ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances: parents, partners, children. Nobody chooses to have an emergency, but thanks to the crucial support of the Devon community, they can be there when it matters most. Cornwall Air Ambulance flies more than 700 missions every year bringing vital emergency medical treatment in minutes to patients across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It does not receive any government support for these missions and relies on the generosity of its supporters.

The Venus Awards – dubbed by Channel 4 as The Working Womens 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.  To provide extra help for our nominees and other working women, we have recently launched The Venus Business School. This exciting new initiative offers invaluable support for female entrepreneurs and working women in the areas of confidence, communication, leadership and stress/time management.

The Devon & Cornwall 2019 Venus Awards, will culminate in a glamorous Ceremony and Gala Dinner on the 29th March 2019.

The Venus Awards Dorset 2018 Semi-Finalists are (there are many other categories)

‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ (Sponsored by Cornish Mutual)

Leane Bramhall Kineta Tea
Katherine George Oh So Social Ltd
Wendy Powell MUTU System Limited
Katie Sherjan Hollywell Housing Trust
Louise Worden Concise Wealth Management Ltd

The Venus Awards were founded in Dorset in 2009 by Tara Howard. Frustrated by the lack of recognition for working women, Tara established the awards to recognise and celebrate the achievements of working women. The event has since expanded to eight regions around the UK, with the 35th ceremony held at the inaugural London Awards at the Waldorf in December 2018.

To find out more about the Venus Awards or to arrange an interview please contact Tara Howard 01202 559039 or email at [email protected]

Distributed on behalf of Venus Awards – www.venusawards.co.uk