160415-WW-01-Lunch-14-XThe first Coventry & Warwickshire Woman Who…Awards took place at Coombe Abbey last Friday.  The Awards Lunch was attended by 140 local business men and women and celebrated the achievements of Women in Business and Rising Stars of the future.

The event commenced with a welcome drink and guests were able to network and browse the Business Expo.  As the guests were seated for lunch they were entertained by newly crowned Miss Coventry & Warwickshire, Rheo Parnell.160415-WW-01-Lunch-23-X

Our host, Radio and TV Presenter, Trish Adudu entertained us throughout the afternoon of Awards and introduced our inspiring keynote speakers, Dr Sharon Redrobe (CEO of Twycross Zoo and Business Woman of the Year), Emma Heathcote-James (Founder of the Little Soap Company) and Judy Groves (Marketing Director of the Rigby Group Plc and Chair of Women of the Year).

Our Winners were presented with their Awards and all Finalists were presented with Award Certificates. The afternoon concluded with a special mention for the amazing fundraising carried out by Sue Cressman of Nailcote Hall to purchase Hilotherapy machines for the NHS and a raffle in aid of Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice, which raised over £1,000.

Our Winners are:

Woman Who…Excels in Business   June Picken, Coombe Abbey

Woman Who…Start Up   Jude Jennison & Emma Taylor, The Leadership Whisperers

Woman Who…Entrepreneur   Jenny Hudson, Sweet As

Woman Who…Inspires   Helen Routledge, Totem Learning

Woman Who…Gives back to the Community   Julie Earls, Fiona Garrigan & Julie Kenny, Appoint Us Services

Woman Who…Business Network   Seanna Holland, Kenilworth Chamber of Trade

Woman Who…Rising Stars   Krushma Bosamia, WMG Academy of Young Engineers and Lucy Reynolds, Warwickshire College

We will be featuring each of our Award Winners over the next few days. Congratulations to all of our Winners and Finalists.


Presented by FH Events

Photographs by Linda Scannell Photography