Digital Business of the Year

Winner

Carolyn Pearson, CEO, Maiden-Voyage.com Ltd

Yorkshire & North East

Carolyn Pearson is the founder and CEO of Maiden-Voyage, the world’s only specialist network connecting female business travellers globally. Maiden-Voyage has a team of global ambassadors to support inbound business travellers by providing female travel safety training. She has raised close to £500,000 in angel investment to underpin global expansion.

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Inspiring Leader of the Year

Winner

Vicki Davenport, Sales and Commercial Director of The Pink Link, Huddersfield

Yorkshire & North East

Vicki Davenport is the MD of the Pink Link. The company specialises in the express distribution of small consignments of palletised freight throughout the UK and Europe, and is this year celebrating 25 years in business.

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Not for Profit / Social Enterprise of the Year

Winner

Jenny Holloway, Director of Fashion Enter, London

London & South

Jenny Holloway worked in the fashion industry for more than thirty years at Littlewoods, M&S and Arcadia Group and her own label Retro. In 2006 Jenny incorporated Fashion Enter, a social enterprise now employing more than 100 people making 7,500 units skills training.

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Rising Star of the Year

Winner

Monica Chia, MD of Karimix UK in Faversham

London & South

Monica Chia is MD of Karimix, an independent food manufacturer providing innovative fusion ethnic flavours, in  relishes, chutneys, curry paste, marinades, soups, sauces and condiments. The company supplies direct to consumers, retailers, foodservice outlets and wholesalers.

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SME Business of the Year - Emerging

Winner

Tricia Cusden, Founder and MD of Look Fabulous Forever in London

London & South

Tricia Cusden is the founder and MD of Look Fabulous Forever - a makeup brand of online products specifically for older skin. Following careers in teaching and management training, she re-trained as a makeup artist and was 65 before starting the business. The company has a strong pro-age ethos – celebrating beauty in older faces, and aims to give older women confidence about their age and appearance.

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SME Business of the Year - Growth

Winner

Jan Flawn, Chair, PJ Care Ltd, Milton Keynes

Midlands

Jan Flawn CBE is the founder PJ Care Ltd, a provider of specialist neurological care and neuro-rehabilitation. Leaving school with no qualifications Jan became a registered nurse, rising to senior management in the DoH. She launched PJ Care after seeing young people with neurological conditions living inappropriately in homes for the elderly.

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Start Up Business of the Year

Winner

Joanna Stephenson, MD PHD Marketing & Strategy, Pontefract

Yorkshire & North East

Joanna Stephenson is MD of PHD Marketing & Strategy, a marketing and communications agency. Following a career in the chemical industry, then as marketing director at LINPAC group, Jo pitched to the board to outsource their marketing department. PHD now supplies marketing & communications services to manufacturing and distribution businesses across the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Business of the Year

Winner

Emma McGuigan, Senior MD of Accenture UK & Ireland Technology, London

London & South

Emma McGuigan is the senior MD of technology UK & Ireland for Accenture and the business sponsor for the global technology talent strategy. Her expertise is in large scale systems architecture and delivery management, and during her career she has worked with clients on large financial services programmes. She has a master’s degree in electronics from the University of Edinburgh.

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Young Enterpreneur of the Year

Winner

Hannah Duraid, CEO, The Great Escape Game Sheffield

Yorkshire & North East

Hannah Duraid is the CEO of the Great Escape Game, a live escape room experience. She and her partner opened their first room last year and have recently opened four more, with thousands of visitors passing through their doors in the past 16 months. They are expanding premises and devising new technical puzzle challenges.

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Overall Businesswoman of the Year

Winner

Jan Flawn, Chair, PJ Care Ltd, Milton Keynes

Midlands

Jan Flawn CBE is the founder PJ Care Ltd, a provider of specialist neurological care and neuro-rehabilitation. Leaving school with no qualifications Jan became a registered nurse, rising to senior management in the DoH. She launched PJ Care after seeing young people with neurological conditions living inappropriately in homes for the elderly.