Congratulations Kate Evans of Graduate Planet, Winner of the Woman Who Achieves StartUp Award sponsored by Windows Plus.
The Judges chose the Winner because….
They were very impressed by her clear vision. She has a great concept and a sustainable business. She has clearly worked hard and built a great support network.
Congratulations to all the Finalists in the StartUp Category
- Carole Donnelly, Coventry Priory CIC @CoventryPriory
- Mel Wakeman, Wakeman Nutrition @Mel_Wakeman
Kate Evans, Graduate Planet CIC @graduate1
Graduate Planet’s trying to save the world, it’s the UK’s first Social Enterprise Recruitment Agency to reinvest it’s profit into local environmental sustainability projects to raise awareness and combat climate change. Specialising in helping Apprentices, Graduates & CSR specialists, we have planted over 1508 trees, created 644 volunteering hours, supported 10 Charities, educated 40 children in environmental sustainability and helped 8 disadvantaged people within 9 months of trading. By integrating this into a company’s supply chain, we enable businesses to get involved, make a significant positive impact on their community, the environment and their CSR strategies at no extra cost.
Kate said “Winning the Woman Who award was one of the best things to happen for Graduate Planet, not only did it give us a huge sense of pride and recognition for all our hard work, it has also given us the presence that we needed to be able to grow. We are already receiving interest from new clients and it has given us the courage to forge forward. The whole process was so beautifully done, from the venue and interviews to the event itself, everyone was treated with such kindness and encouragement. It was very informative throughout and everyone involved was made to feel really special which is so wonderful after all their hard work. Sandra has achieved an amazing awards network that I would highly recommend entering. Thank you very much for such a wonderful experience.”
Woman Who…StartUp Category Sponsored by Windows Plus
“I am happy to be able to show my support of Woman Who… by being a Sponsor for 2018. Woman Who… is delivering a strong message about the strength of women within businesses, which I strongly agree with and support”. (Gary Hampton, MD, Windows Plus)
The ethos of the business is unique in its belief that the process of having new windows, doors or build work should not be stressful, the customer should be able to design their own bespoke project with the expert advice provided from all Windows Plus’ dedicated employees.
The employees within Windows Plus is what makes it what it is today, a thriving business with an excellent reputation, employing over 50 people, of which a fifth are female, which is very rare in their business sector.