Congratulations to all the Woman Who Achieves Awards Finalists 2020.

With less than a week to go, the postponed Awards event will go ahead online at 12 noon-2.30pm on Friday 2nd October.

The afternoon will commence with networking and an introduction from Woman Who Founder, Sandra Garlick MBE.

You will hear from two amazing inspirational women in business keynote speakers, Julie Colan, Founder of Secret Whispers and Julie Lilley, CEO of the Federation of Small Businesses.

Throughout the afternoon we will be announcing the Award Winners with lots of interviews and interaction along the way.

“I am honoured to have been shortlisted as a finalist in the networking category.

I am delighted to be connected with many inspirational people across the world who have become professional contacts and friends. It is through networking that I created my Amazon best selling book ‘What They Didn’t Teach Me on My PGCE’ – a collection of over 200 narratives written by teachers for teachers.

I look forward to making many more connections through the Woman Who network.”

Sarah Mullin

Sarah McBride Ltd (FINALIST)

Woman Who Achieves in Business and for the Community Categories: 

Woman Who Achieves for a Charity Sponsored by Alsters Kelley Solicitors

  • Maria Hanson MBE, me&dee charity
  • Susan McEniff, Charity Link
  • Lorraine Lewis, The Lewis Foundation

Woman Who Achieves for a Social Enterprise or CIC Sponsored by Alsters Kelley Solicitors

  • Dr Rose Deakin, The Crop Club CIC
  • Heidi Fisher MBE, Make an Impact CIC

Woman Who Achieves through Networking Sponsored by Ladies First

  • Jenny Cross, Cross Productions
  • Julie Hawkins, Single Mums Business Network
  • Rosie McLaughlin, Embark Federation
  • Sarah Mullin, Sarah McBride Ltd
  • Cheryll Rawbone, Gallagher Coventry
  • Hollie Whittles, FraggleWorks Ltd

“Oh HydroVeg…I’ve heard of HydroVeg!”

My business has grown in many different directions since I became “A Woman Who” Being a finalist 3 times and a recent Sponsor of one of the Awards really got my business name out there.

I am delighted to be a Finalist again this year in the STEM Award, sharing success with other “Women Who”.

Sue... Sue Tonks

HydroVeg Limited (FINALIST)

Woman Who Achieves in Business Categories:  

Woman Who Achieves for a StartUp Sponsored by FSB

  • Janine Fountain-Sharpe, Athena Protection Group
  • Vicky Holding, Colour; Noun
  • Sarah Jolley-Jarvis, Selling Withut Sleaze
  • Sophie Parker, Tutor in a Box
  • Surlender Prendress, Love Writing Ltd

Woman Who Achieves for a Growing SME Sponsored by XL Motors

  • Nicola Draper, Draper Hinks Ltd
  • Anne-Marie Goodwin, Coventry Runner
  • Sarah Jordan, Y.O.U Underwear
  • Sally Wilson, Caterpillar Cross Stitch

Woman Who Achieves as an Inspiring and Outstanding Leader Sponsored by Barclays

  • Claire Field, Parenting Apart Ltd
  • Joanne Williams, Joco Interiors Ltd

Woman Who Achieves as an Outstanding Team Member Sponsored by Auditel

  • Victoria Hicks, Wadsworths Solicitors
  • Rosie McLaughlin, Embark Federation
  • Corrine Seabourne, Alsters Kelley Solicitors
  • Catherine Sin, HSBC

Woman Who Achieves in a STEM Business (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Sponsored by Imaginate Online

  • Sophie Parker, Tutor in a Box
  • Libby Peacock, Rubix
  • Andrea Rainsford, SEO Angel
  • Syeda Shah, Femtinos
  • Rupa Shinh, LiveInMyWorld
  • Sue Tonks, HydroVeg Kits
  • Jigna Varu, Micro-Fresh

Woman Who Achieves Internationally (Import and Export) Sponsored by Woman Who

  • Marina Ibrahim, Globility Coaching
  • Laura Sant, Carthy Accountants
  • Jigna Varu, Micro-Fresh
  • Jules White, Live it Love it Sell it

Woman Who Achieves Phoenix Award Sponsored by Woman Who

  • Sarah Bartlett, Hound Helpers Ltd
  • Amanda Daly, The Turnaround CEO
  • Helena Flowers, Andel Plastics Ltd
  • Rachael Field, Eva & Alma
  • Jenni Harris, Happy Body Happy Life
  • Elizabeth Platt, Elizabeth S Platt Coaching
  • Surlender Prendress, Love Writing Ltd
  • Andrea Rainsford, SEO Angel
  • Claire Russell, Mental Health in Business
  • Dawn Simpson-Lane, Lanes Employment Solutions

Special Award:

Judges Recognition Award Sponsored by Real Point Design

“It was a real pleasure attending the IWD celebration event and hearing some really heart wrenching and inspiring stories from the speakers.

I was hopeful to be shortlisted for the  Phoenix award but also doubtful, especially when I realised the amazing company I was in! When Sandra announced my name on the shortlist my heart skipped a beat and I welled up. Such a wonderful surprise!

I left the event as if walking on air and I am truly looking forward to the awards lunch. I have no expectations of winning but to make it to this stage and to rub shoulders with such amazing women is an absolute privilege and honour!”

Sarah Bartlett

Hound Helpers Ltd (FINALIST)


Delivered in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses