The pandemic has created a whole host of opportunities for working internationally, as the world has opened up and embraced technology.

Have you been able to deliver your products or services to new markets?



You are at a senior level within your organisation or run your own business.

You export or import your product or service to, or from, the UK. You will be able to tell us about how you operate your business internationally, any challenges you have faced, and your successes to date.


The Judges want to hear about your decision to work internationally, your journey so far, your achievements, successes, any challenges, and how you have overcome them.  They want to know about your marketing, distribution, and sales.

Tell us about the countries you engage with and how you deal with the practical side of exporting, importing, or delivering your services or products abroad.  If you have received any assistance or government grants, please tell us.

The Woman Who Achieves & Solopreneur Awards are open for entry.


Meet last year’s winner, Jigna Varu of Micro-Fresh, Winner of the Woman Who Achieves Internationally (Import & Export) Award.


Micro-Fresh was originally developed in 2006 to prevent the growth of mould on products in transit from the far corners of the world.

Today, the brand is used as an ‘added value’ by over
50 retailers. Micro-Fresh is an innovative ingredient and globally leading brand for freshness.

Its headquarters are based in the UK, with nine international offices around the world including China, India, Portugal, Vietnam, Singapore and the USA.

Jigna Varu, CCO, drives all commercial aspects of the business on a global level, including these international offices.

What the Judges said:

Combining scientific expertise with commercial development, Jigna has driven Micro-Fresh into new markets and grown existing ones. Her personal development has shown clear growth while she has also sought to make Micro-Fresh a sustainable business.

The Woman Who Achieves & Solopreneur Awards 2021 take place on Friday 1st October at Coombe Abbey Hotel. Tickets are now available.

Take a look at the 2020 Finalists and Winners

Delivered in partnership with the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses), Air Aesthetics & Alsters Kelley Solicitors