Woman Who is not about one day in the calendar year and our celebration of the Awards on 1st October at the beautiful Coombe Abbey Hotel in Warwickshire continues.


Congratulations Sarah Foster of Comply Direct, Winner of the Woman Who Achieves Growing Award 2021 Sponsored by the Coombe Abbey Hotel. The Judges said that this was an extremely hard category to Judge and each of the finalists had a great business. They would love to see them come back next year.


Congratulations Sarah on your achievements and thank you to all the Winners and Finalists for your support and making this event into an amazing hybrid Awards event.

I couldn’t be prouder to be shortlisted as a finalist in the Woman Who Achieves Awards for Growing SME, I am very fortunate to be supported by a highly motivated and skilled team at Comply Direct who continually indulge me in our ambitious goals and are a constant reminder of what a group of inspired and engaged individuals can achieve when we all share the same vision and purpose. May I take this opportunity to say well done and good luck to all of the finalists, I am inspired by you all.

(Sarah Foster pictured with Nicola Felton, Coombe Abbey Hotel)

Comply Direct are an environmental compliance consultancy that help businesses adhere to varous legal obligations under the producer responsibility framework and voluntary commitments and environmental aspirations relating to the Circular Economy. Sarah Foster joined the business 7 years ago as Sales Manager when the business employed around 10 employees and served around 600 customers across 3 service areas, turning over around £7 million. Today Comply Direct, with Sarah as M.D proudly employees 33 high performing and dedicated staff serving the needs of over 1,400 customers with a wide range of services and a turnover in excess of £27 million.


Since joining the board as commercial director, she has overseen significant growth in the business as well as building team engagement and ensuring that everyone benefits from the teams success. She now leads the business as managing director continuing to drive great team engagement and exploring new opportunities. The business is growing rapidly, in a sustainable market and with potential for further growth.

Congratulations to all the Finalists in this Category

FINALIST! I was absolutely delighted to have be nominated but to be a finalist is something else! Thank you so much, it means the world to know that the hard has recognition from the Woman Who Achieves judges

Meg Hawkins

Meg Hawkins Ltd

Bushra Ali

Bushra Ali Solicitors

Jenny Millar

Untapped Pricing

Georgia Kirke

Write Business Results Ltd

Nicky Marcar

Salon Ten Ltd

Sponsored by Coombe Abbey Hotel