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2018 NatWest everywoman Awards

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Female Entrepreneurs: The Future of UK Business

 

 

The 2018 NatWest everywoman Awards took place on Wednesday 5 December 2018 at a ceremony held at The Dorchester, Mayfair, London. Click here to discover who was announced as a winner and find out more about their career achievements. You can also see the amazing pictures which captured the event here.

Becoming a finalist is an excellent way to raise both individual and company profiles as well as celebrate career achievements and recognition within the industry. In addition to this, it will also help encourage more women and young girls to consider a career in the Travel industry.

Want to get involved in 2019? Please use the below form to register your interest and be kept up to date with when nominations will open. For sponsorship opportunities please email events@everywoman.com.

When and where
Date: 
5th December 2018
Start time: 
12:00PM
The Dorchester
53 Park Ln,
W1K 1QA Mayfair, London
United Kingdom
GB
Nominations
Nominations

Nominations for the NatWest everywoman Awards have now closed.

 

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Finalists
This year's finalists are:

The 2018 NatWest everywoman Awards category finalists are as follows:

 

Aphrodite award, SPonsored by The Daily Mail

Awarded to a woman who founded her business whilst raising a child/children aged 12 or under.

Niamh Barker,
Managing Director and Creative Director, The Travelwrap Company, from New Forest

Harriet Hastings,
Founder and Managing Director, Biscuiteer, from London

Susie Hewson-Lowe,
Director, Bodywise (UK) Ltd, from Bristol

 

 

Artemis Award, Sponsored by Crystal Clear International

Awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading for 18 months to 3 years.

Chloe Franses,
Founder, Chloe Franses & Co., from London

Vicki Roskams,
Engagement Manager, Enbarr Enterprises Limited, from Flintshire

 

 

 

 

Athena Award, Sponsored by IBM iX

Awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading from 6 to 9 years.

Emma Beeson & Sophie Howes,
Director, Tomato Source Limited, from Bristol

Charlotte Jamme,
Director, Mia Tui Ltd, from Milton Keynes

Roni Savage,
Managing Director, Jomas Associates, from Hillingdon

 

 

Demeter Award, SPonsored by Nutriment

Awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading from 3 to 5 years.

Jennifer Lam,
CEO and Co-Founder, Stitch & Story, from Kent

Melanie Goldsmith,
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Smith & Sinclair, from London

Kimberlee Perry,
Founder and CEO, ((BOUNCE)), from Essex

 

 

Gaia Award, sponsored by Montezuma’s Chocolates

Awarded to the most inspirational and successful female founder of a social enterprise who has combined strong community benefit with a sustainable business model.

Sophie Slater,
Co-Founder & Brand Director, Birdsong, from London

Camilla Marcus-Dew,
Co-Founder of The Soap Cọ.; Head of Commercial, CLARITY–The Soap Cọ, from London

Shelley Whitehead,
Director of Aquatics, HALF Fish HQ, from Blackburn

 

 

Hera Award, SPonsored by EDF Energy  

Awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading for 10 years or more.

Helga Chapman,
Founding Director, Chapman IP, from Southampton

Keely Deininger,
Designer and Owner, Angel's Face, from Sevenoaks

Karen Emanuel,
CEO, Key Production Group, from London

 

 

Brand of the Future Award, SPonsored by THe White Company

This will be awarded to the female founder of a business that demonstrates great potential for growth. The winner of this Award will receive a mentoring session with Chrissie Rucker OBE, Founder of The White Company, plus, up to 5 further mentoring sessions with your choice of Directors at The White Company.

Lavinia Davolio,
Lavolio Boutique Confectionery, from London

Kirsten Hazell,
Founder, London Grace, from London

Trinny Woodall,
Founder and CEO, TRINNY London, from London

Judges
Judges
Sarah Anderson CBE

Sarah Anderson CBE

Chief Executive, The Listening Place
Rosaleen Blair

Rosaleen Blair CBE

Founder & CEO, Alexander Mann Solutions
Suzanne Brock

Suzanne Brock

Managing Director, Nutriment
Jess Butcher MBE

Jess Butcher MBE

Co-founder & Director, Blippar
Annoushka Ducas MBE

Annoushka Ducas MBE

Creative Director, Annoushka Jewellery
Celia Duncan

Celia Duncan

Women's Editor, Daily Mail
Poonam Gupta OBE

Poonam Gupta OBE

CEO, PG Paper Company Ltd
Joanna Hansford

Joanna Hansford

Managing Director, Jo Hansford
Anna Lee

Anna Lee

Co-founder, STORM Watches
Carrie Longton

Carrie Longton

Co-founder, Mumsnet
Melissa Odabash

Melissa Odabash

Fashion Designer, Melissa Odabash
Helen Pattinson

Helen Pattinson

Co-founder & Director, Montezuma's Chocolate
Chrissie Rucker MBE

Chrissie Rucker MBE

Founder, The White Company
Sam Smith

Sam Smith

CEO, finnCap
Christina Vaughn

Christina Vaughn

Chief Executive, Image Source and Founder, Nuala Creative
Partners & sponsors
Partners & Sponsors
Would you like to demonstrate your company’s support for female entrepreneurs? Talk to us about supporting our awards by contacting info@everywoman.com  

Title Partner

We are delighted to support the NatWest everywoman awards for the 16th year in a row. These awards have showcased many excellent role models over the years, and have offered great encouragement to female entrepreneurs at all stages of their business journey. At NatWest, we have seen a tangible increase in the number of women starting up and scaling their business, and we continue to be committed to encouraging more women to do so. To this end, we have a network of over 400 externally accredited Women in Business Specialists across the country who share and understand our customers' ambitions, and provide business support, networking and mentoring opportunities to help them build successful businesses and fulfil their potential.

 

 

Gaia Award

   
Montezuma’s Chocolates is delighted to be supporting the NatWest everywoman Gaia Award for a second year. As a past NatWest everywoman Award winner herself, our co-founder Helen Pattinson knows the excitement and pride around winning such a prestigious award. As a business with ethics at our heart, we felt the Gaia Award, recognising founders of successful businesses with a social and community benefit, was a perfect fit. We look forward to enjoying an evening celebrating female founders and meeting this year’s winners and finalists.

Hera Award

EDF Energy is proud to again be sponsoring the Hera award, celebrating the most inspirational woman in business. As a founding member of the POWERful Women initiative and the only energy company to have achieved the National Equality Standard, we recognise the importance of enabling people to reach their full potential. Innovation and entrepreneurship are driving the progress and change seen in the world of energy and our innovation accelerator programme, Blue Lab, is working in partnership with these entrepreneurs and small businesses to help shape the future.

Aphrodite Award

Brand of the Future Award

The White Company is delighted to sponsor the Brand of the Future Award, awarded to the female founder of a young brand that demonstrates great potential for growth. The White Company is now in its 23rd year. What began as a small mail-order concept for beautifully designed, affordable home accessories (mainly in white) has become a hugely well-recognised and respected brand. Today, The White Company has grown into one of the most-established multi-channel retailers nationally, with a growing international presence having opened two stores in New York in the last twelve months. I passionately believe in everywoman’s invaluable support of women in all aspects of business life, helping them to achieve their full potential. I am looking forward to hearing about all the inspirational finalists and winners of the NatWest everywoman Awards.

Distribtion Partners

 

Want to get more involved?

Supported by the most forward-thinking brands committed to celebrating the skills, innovation and leadership of female entrepreneurs, the Awards champion and celebrate women who are achieving career success and the companies that are supporting them to do so.

Your organisation can also get involved with the 2018 NatWest everywoman Awards by joining NatWest and the Daily Mail and support women entrepreneurs. 

To find out more about how your company can get involved with the Awards please email info@everywoman.com.

Winners
Winners

2018 NatWest everywoman Award

 

Karen Emanuel, the CEO of Key Production, who first recognised her entrepreneurial spirit as a young girl selling jewellery at local markets. However, after studying Genetics and travelling the world, she decided to pursue her original love of music. This was the start of Key Production - a creative agency that produces personalised products for the music industry (and now other industries) including vinyl pressing, CD manufacturing, DVD replication and bespoke packaging. Selling physical products in an era dominated by digital streaming presented major challenges during Karen’s journey to success, including being forced to make a large proportion of her workforce redundant and losing one of her most profitable clients overnight. However, Karen persevered and has become an independent, multi-talented, self-financed entrepreneur who successfully operates four other businesses, with a combined turnover of £16 million. Today, Key Production operates across four sites in the UK, with plans to expand to Germany, and is still growing year on year in turnover, profitability and staff size.

 

ARTEMIS - sponsored by Crystal Clear International

Awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading for 18 months to 3 years.

Chloe Franses, Founder, Chloe Franses & Co, from London, who left an unfulfilling career in PR to launch Chloe Franses & Co – an agency bringing business partners to charities. Her success today is due to multiple high-profile client wins such as Bentley, and several stand-out campaigns. These include the “Pearson’s Project Literacy” activity, which helped eight million people around the world learn to read and write, as well as “Art for Grenfell”, which used art to raise money to support Grenfell’s residents.
 

 

DEMETER – sponsored by Nutriment

Awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading from 3 to 5 years.

Melanie Goldsmith, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Smith & Sinclair, from London, whose business idea stemmed from the game-themed dating nights she hosted in East London. After realising that holding drinks prevented guests from playing games, she thought of an alternative – premium alcoholic edible gummies. During the product’s first appearance at Berwick Street Market, Melanie sold £3000 worth in just three weeks and two days later, had a £20,000 order from Imbibe - the UK’s largest alcohol trade show. After six years of hard work, Smith & Sinclair is forecasted to turnover £15 million by 2021.

 

ATHENA – sponsored by IBM iX

Awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading from 6 to 9 years

Roni Savage, Managing Director, Jomas Associates, from Hillingdon, who progressed rapidly in her career, becoming an Associate Director at a large engineering company at just 26 years old. She then left to set up Jomas Associates from her home with the aim to build an engineering consultancy that puts clients’ satisfaction first. A rare female CEO of BAME heritage in the engineering industry, she has overcome many stereotypes and built a thriving business, which now delivers £2 million turnover and is aiming for 50% growth in 2018.<

 

HERA – sponsored by EDF Energy

Awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading for 10 years or more.

Keely Deininger, Designer and Owner, Angel's Face, from Sevenoaks, who having struggled with dyslexia, left school at 17 years old with only two O-Levels. However, this did not deter her from following her dream of becoming a designer, she set up a children’s wear company with a £50,000 investment from a colleague who encouraged her to ‘do something amazing.’ Starting with the tutu skirt, she has now developed a full collection of clothing and accessories designed entirely by her. The business now turns over £2.6 million and the range can be found in 73 countries and 400 boutiques, department stores and online retailers worldwide.

 

GAIA – sponsored by Montezuma's Chocolates

Awarded to the most inspirational and successful female founder of a social enterprise who has combined strong community benefit with a sustainable business model

Camilla Marcus-Dew, Co-Founder of The Soap Co / Head of Commercial for CLARITY – The Soap Co, from London, who was inspired by the potential she saw in her own family members with disabilities. By combining 22 years’ experience working with NGOs and her business management skills, Camilla created her own social enterprise. She now offers life-changing employment and support for all her staff - 80% of whom are blind, disabled or otherwise disadvantaged - through the sale of beautifully handcrafted beauty products. Aside from John Lewis, CLARITY - The Soap Co will soon be launching in hotels and restaurants across London.

 

APHRODITE – sponsored by Daily Mail

Awarded to a woman who founded her business whilst raising a child/children aged 12 or under

Harriet Hastings, Founder and Managing Director, Biscuiteers, from London. After a career in PR, Harriet built an empire while raising four children when her youngest was just three years old and the other was undergoing a bone marrow transplant. Biscuiteers - the original luxury biscuit boutique – offers delicious, luxurious collections of hand-iced biscuits for any occasion. After quickly growing from being based in one kitchen to three industrial bakeries, the business now has 110 staff who hand-ice 2.5 million biscuits a year for brands including Cartier, Christian Dior and Ralph Lauren.

 

Brand of the Future Award - sponsored by The White Company.

Awarded to the female founder of a business that demonstrates great potential for growth.

Trinny Woodall, Founder and CEO, Trinny London, from London, who founded a portable, versatile range of makeup, with colours to suit every woman. For the last 20 years, she has worked with women all over the world, helping them find the most flattering styles, the best skincare, and the most perfectly matched, foolproof makeup. Despite being sold online only and unavailable to try and test before purchasing, Trinny London managed to gain consumers’ trust through positive reviews shared by other happy customers and started shipping products to 63 countries in just 11 months.

 

Past winners
Past winners

2017 NatWest everywoman Award

Victoria Robertshaw

Victoria Robertshaw - Keelham Farm Shop

 

Aphrodite

Sponsored by Daily Mail - Awarded to a woman who founded her business whilst raising a child/children aged 12 or under.

Kate Ball NatWest everywoman Awards finalist

Kate Ball - Mini First Aid

 

Artemis

Sponsored by Crystal Clear - Awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading for 18 months to 3 years.

Sandra Sassow

Sandra Sassow - SEaB Energy Ltd

 

Athena

Sponsored by Dell - Awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading from 6 to 9 years.

Anne Timpanay

Anne Timpany - On Tap Plumbers  

 


Demeter

Sponsored by Nutriment - Awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading from 3 to 5 years.

Julie and Amy

Julie Wilson and Amy Livingstone - Cheeky Chompers  

 

Gaia

Sponsored by Montezuma's Chocolates - Awarded to the most inspirational and successful female founder of a social enterprise who has combined strong community benefit with a sustainable business model.

Dulma Clark

Dulma Clark - Soul of Africa

 

Hera

Sponsored by EDF Energy - Awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading for 10 years or more.

Jo Stroud

 

Jo Stroud - Mantra Jewellery  

 

Brand of the Future

Sponsored by The White Company - Awarded to the female founder of a business that demonstrates great potential for growth.

Whitney Hawkings

Whitney Bromberg Hawkings - FLOWERBX

 

 

Spirit of everywoman Award

Recognise a woman whose determination, commitment and pioneering spirit has helped change the landscape for women in business in the UK and paved the way for others.

Prue Leith - entrepreneur, restaurateur, TV presenter and 2017 Great British Bakeoff judge

 

everywoman Ambassador Award

Created to shine the spotlight on high-profile entrepreneurs and brands, recognising their business achievements and highlighting them as role models to young women considering entrepreneurship

Charlotte Tilbury - founder Charlotte Tilbury

 

 

The 2016 NatWest everywoman Award:

Grace Lachowicz, founder of Dekko Interiors

 

The Spirit of everywoman Award:

Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis on behalf of veterans of the Ford Motors Dagenham dispute

 

The everywoman Ambassador Award:

Marcia Kilgore, the serial entrepreneur responsible for Bliss Spa, Soap & Glory, FitFlop and, most recently, Soaper Duper natural bath and body products

 

The Brand of the Future Award - sponsored by The White Company:

Helena Hills, founder of TrueStart Coffee.

 

The Artemis Award  

Sponsored by Crystal Clear International - for the most inspirational woman running a business which has been trading for between 18 months and three years:

Winner:

Pip Murray, Pip & Nut 

 

The Demeter Award

Sponsored by Nutriment Ltd - for the most inspirational woman running a business which has been trading for between three and six years:

Winner:

Helen Lord, Used Kitchen Exchange

 

The Athena Award

for the most inspirational woman running a business which has been trading for between seven and eleven years:

Winner:

Joanne Bass,  XL Displays

 

The Hera Award

Sponsored by Sage - for the most inspirational woman running a business which has been trading for 12 years or more:

Winner:

Clare Harris - Talking Tables 

 

The Iris Award

Sponsored by DELL – for the most inspirational and successful female entrepreneur who runs a business that uses technology in an innovative and disruptive way:

Winner:

Fiona Hudson–Kelly, Smart Assessor

 

The Aphrodite/ Mumpreneur Award 

Sponsored by the Daily Mail – this award will go to a woman who founded her business whilst raising a child/children aged 12 or under:

Winner:

Hillary Graves, Little Dish   

 

View winners and finalists from previous NatWest everywoman Awards