Winner 2017 – Rising Star

“Winning the Women in Business Rising Star Award has given our business and our whole team credibility – as a startup, this impacts us at every level. 

It validates our mission to safeguard young people online as relevant and worthy, as well as recognising the issues of cyber-bullying, sexting and harmful content as genuinely damaging on a global scale. 

It’s much more than that because this competition doesn’t just give out a glass trophy (which is very nice) but it takes action. It raises the profile of women like me who often have to shout louder and work harder to promote their business.  It follows through with networking meetings offering opportunities to discuss challenges and share ideas.  Finally, it offers PR and promotion through the Business Magazine within the Thames Valley and beyond.”

Sharon Pursey, CEO, SafeToNet

Winner 2017 Spotlight on Women in STEM

“Although the gender gap in the field of STEM is slowly closing, it has become a personal goal of mine to grow female participation in science and technology. At the Women in Business Awards, I saw a big group of brilliant minds that know what to do to change the future, starting now. These awards, therefore, are an important stage to showcase role models that will, hopefully, encourage the next generation of women to enter into these sectors and thrive”.

Sandra Sassow, CEO, SeaB Energy

Winner 2017 Women Business Owner of the Year

“It means so much to me to have been awarded the Business Owner of the Year 2017 award. It is great that the Women in Business awards support entrepreneurial woman business owners and the fantastic things women are doing. It was lovely to get to meet so many interesting and inspiring women at the awards and I would really encourage any entrepreneurial women to put themselves forward for recognition!”

Georgina Hurcombe, Producer/MD - LoveLove Films

Winner 2017 Enlightened Employer of the Year

“My business partner Liz Matraves and I were thrilled to win the Enlightened Employer award for 2017. It means a lot to us and our staff at In Cloud Solutions, to be recognised for something as important as looking after the needs of our people. Our USP has always been our great customer care and the fact that we are now noted for caring about our staff too means that we are sending out the right message. Women in business are often reluctant to put themselves forward for accolades but if you are considering the awards in 2018 I would say Go For It! You Deserve it!”

Caroline Atkinson, Co-Founder, InCloud Solutions

Winner 2017 Board Level & Senior Executive of the Year

I enjoyed the Women in Business Awards process tremendously both on a personal and a business level. It was an opportunity to look back and reflect on my career on what I have achieved.  At the awards dinner I listened to and met some extraordinary women. It was highly motivating and is making me question what I want to achieve next.  Thank you so much for the opportunity.

Sara Bertin, Financial Director, Shorefield Holidays