Congratulations to the 2020 Woman Who Achieves Awards Finalists and Winners.  Please congratulate them and show them your support.

The Winners were announced at an online Awards event which took place on Friday 2nd October and delivered from the Spotlight Streaming Studio in Coventry.

Congratulations to all the Finalists & Winners

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 WINNER
  • 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 WINNER

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 WINNER

Woman Who Achieves in Business Categories:  

Woman Who Achieves for a StartUp Sponsored by FSB

  • Janine Fountain-Sharpe, Athena Protection Group WINNER
  • Vicky Holding, Colour; Noun
  • Sarah Jolley-Jarvis, Selling Without Sleaze
  • Sophie Parker, Tutor in a Box
  • Surlender Pendress, 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 WINNER

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

  • Claire Field, Parenting Apart Ltd WINNER
  • 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 WINNER

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

  • Sophie Parker, Tutor in a Box
  • Libby Peacock, Rubix
  • Andrea Rainsford, SEO Angel
  • Syeda Shah, Femtinos
  • Rupa Shinh, LiveinMyWorld
  • Sue Tonks, HydroVeg Kits WINNER
  • 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 WINNER
  • 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 Pendress, Love Writing Ltd
  • Andrea Rainsford, SEO Angel
  • Claire Russell, Mental Health in Business COMMENDATION
  • Dawn Simpson-Lane, Lanes Employment Solutions WINNER


Judges Recognition Award Sponsored by the Real Point Design

Maria Hanson MBE, me&dee charity WINNER

Special Award Sponsored by the FSB

Joanne Williams, Joco Interiors Ltd WINNER

I am so honoured to receive this award for WomanWho Achieves in Networking. I love to bring people together and provide opportunities through great events where people can learn and get to know each other better.

Thank you so much and congratulations to all of the other finalists.  

I wore some new purple shoes for the awards, so now they are my lucky shoes!

Winner of the Woman Who Achieves through Networking Award 2020

Hollie Whittles (WINNER)


“This was the third time I entered this category. It meant so much for me and HydroVeg to gain recognition in this particular category.  

Call me tenacious!! Twice a finalist, I listened to the advice of the Judging Panel and worked on my business to make it better. This has worked as my business is more focused and successful as a result. Each time I entered the awards it gave me the opportunity to review HydroVeg – our plans, objectives, our progress, and identify strength and weaknesses. This “annual review” has kept me and Hydroveg striving forward, looking for improvements and recognising when we are WINNING!!

Winner of the Woman Who Achieves in a STEM Business Award 2020

Sue... Sue Tonks (WINNER)

HydroVeg Kits

When you receive an award, it’s an affirmation: it means that people appreciate what you do, it is recognition of their belief and trust and that is priceless.

I would like to thank all involved in the decision and the confidence and strength that gives me moving forward

Winner of the Woman Who Achieves for a Charity Award and the Judges Recognition Award 2020

Maria Hanson MBE (WINNER)

me&dee charity

Delivered in partnership with FSB (Federation of Small Businesses)

Interested in sponsorship?

Sponsorship is not about one day in the calendar year and is for a full 12 month period. If you are interested in sponsoring the Woman Who Achieves Awards in 2020 and the Woman Who Achieves Solopreneur Awards 2020 please get in touch