Each year Woman Who has a number of Special Awards. You can’t enter these categories and have to be nominated by the Judges from the entries received.


Congratulations Dawn Simpson-Lane of Lanes Employment Solutions, Winner of a Woman Who Achieves Phoenix Award 2021 for the second year running.


The Woman Who Achieves & Solopreneur Awards took place on Friday 1st October. This year we held a hybrid event with many joining us in the Marquee at Coombe Abbey and those that couldn’t, joining online.


Congratulations Dawn on your achievements and rising from the ashes once again. Thank you to all the Winners and Finalists for your support and for making this event into an amazing hybrid Awards event.


Dawn is a member of the Woman Who Achieves Academy and will continue her journey with Woman Who over the coming months, so watch out for more from Dawn.

Lanes is a family-run HR & Business Consultancy originally established at home by Dawn Simpson Lane in 2018 with one client.

As a commercially focussed Managing Director and passionate about the entire spectrum of the ‘people’ aspect within organisations. ‘Lanes’ has now grown its service portfolio from predominantly HR to having a formal partnership network of 25 staff (under the Lanes Group) – offering a “one-stop-shop” approach to supporting businesses including – HR, Payroll, Accounts, Employment Law, H&S, Environmental Health, Quality, T&D, and Growth & Rescue. Lanes now operates from 7 offices across Northampton, MK, and London, supporting multi-sector SMEs nationwide.


It’s very rare that someone wins an award twice and Dawn didn’t enter herself for this award. Turning your business around once is a challenge, but doing it a second time when it would be so easy to throw in the towel is another. Dawn has shown true resilience and is a worthy winner of the Phoenix Award. She has truly risen from the ashes.


Congratulations to all the Finalists in this Category

Wow  I am so pleased to be a finalist.  I am so surprised at being moved to the Special Award for the Phoenix category as I did not see that for myself, I guess the lesson is don’t judge yourself too harshly

Taruna Chauhan

T Chauhan Consultancy

Alexandra Hugginson

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