Are you, or do you know, an Inspiring and Outstanding Leader?


Laura McMillan, Coventry City of Culture (Winner 2018)

You are at a senior level within your organisation (either an employee or a business owner). You are a leader in business and display your leadership by mentoring, inspiring and encouraging others to achieve. You lead by example and can demonstrate your leadership skills through accelerated growth, improving team performance and financial results.

GUIDELINES: You may be a Director in your own business or at a senior level within a Company or organisation. Either way, you are at a senior level and manage a team(s) and you are in a leadership role. The Judges want to hear about your role, what you do on a day to day basis, your leadership style, examples of how you have achieved growth through leadership and how that has impacted on the financial performance of the business. If you have inspired others or mentor as part of your role, please tell us about it.

PET-Xi Training Ltd are sponsoring the Woman Who Achieves Inspiring and Outstanding Leader Award. Fleur Sexton DL, Managing Director, said: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring Woman Who to help women fulfil their potential and be the best they can be.”

Fleur is joining the main Woman Who judging panel this year. Fleur is an extremely successful business woman, is well known in the business community and has a wealth of experience. Fleur was also one of the keynote speakers at the 2018 Awards and features her amazing business story in the 2018 edition of I Am A Woman Who

The Woman Who Achieves Awards 2019 are now open for entry. You can find out all about the Awards here:  ENTER NOW. The 2019 Awards Finalists are being announced on Friday 8th March (International Women’s Day) at a special event at Coombe Abbey Hotel, Coventry.

Fleur Sexton DL is Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands, representing Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the West Midlands, Businesswoman of the Year 2017/18 and Managing Director and co-founder of multi-ward winning PET-Xi Training, whose relentlessly upbeat teams and innovative programmes deliver impact, inspiration, productivity and value across the UK. PET-Xi recently pioneered a UK wide “Upskilling the Nation” scheme for unemployed & homeless adults, helping them to return to the workplace and society and an apprenticeship scheme to help young people gain vital skills, experience and qualifications in the world of work while working with companies, helping employers to raise standards and close the skills gap.

Fleur is dedicated to breaking barriers and improving chances, investing much of her time and 10% of profits into these activities, campaigning to Government and employers to invest in skills, motivating women to fulfil their potential and running the PET-Xi Foundationwhich raises money for young people nationwide. She runs free childcare for staff children in order to provide role models for young people and make a family friendly working environment.

Also, a board member of Coventry & Warwickshire Champions, Historic Coventry Trust, Chamber of Commerceand The NSPCC Business Group. PET-Xi are very hands-on, sponsoring and actively supporting at Birmingham Hippodrome, were active bid development sponsors of the successful Coventry City of Culture 2021 bid, The Wasps Netball team STEM project and Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey community foundation. Fleur is a married mother of 3, tweets as @FleurSextonand can be found at


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