Heidi runs Make an Impact CIC which helps organisations to become sustainable through trading and to effectively report the difference they make with Social Impact and Social Return on Investment reports. Heidi has worked with over 1,600 social enterprises, ranging from start-ups to those with over £1 billion of income.
Heidi is multi-award winning, and is listed on the WISE100 (2017) as one of the hundred most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise in the UK.
Heidi is author of the best-selling book “Social Enterprise”
What the judges said: The judges felt that her business is in her blood and loved her ethical outlook. They would love to see her enter again next year and to see what she has achieved.
Catherine Wahlberg, Operations and Finance Member at Alsters Kelley said:
“We are delighted to be sponsoring and being part of the Woman Who Achieves Awards for a third year. The Awards last year were brilliant and the standard of entries was incredible, an indication of what a strong and vibrant region we work in.
We are particularly thrilled to be sponsoring two Awards this year; Woman Who Achieves for Charity and Woman Who Achieves for a Social Enterprise. As a local business we try and support a range of local charities and all the people we come across who work for these organisations are all incredible and deserve so much recognition.
We really enjoyed this year’s Lunch Awards. As sponsors we take great pride in our contribution to supporting women in business, helping to build confidence and having an effective voice. The Awards were a real celebration of their achievements. It was great to meet so many inspirational women and those who support them.”
Woman Who is delivered in partnership with the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) East & West Midlands Regions.