What awards finalists have said
"I cannot tell you how excited I was & how much confidence & inspiration it has given me to continue building DiamondAir into an incredible business. All the challenges & set backs I have faced suddenly seem worth it all!"
Christina Lawford-Potter - DiamondAir International
"I just wanted to say a big thank you for a superb event. It was such a boost. As you go about the day to day work, it's easy to forget what we've achieved and Forward Ladies event really bought it home to me. It was fantastic to meet so many other inspiring women too. So thank you!"
Sally Fielding - Sally's Cottages
"A year on & I am still linking to new contacts through Forward Ladies. What you do is so worthwhile & influential, thank you."
RebeccaMcCann - ProBlo Group
"I was delighted and honored to win the Forward Ladies Business Woman of the Year Award in 2016. This has enabled me to further enhance my business profile and continue to mentor female entrepreneurs and promote women in business. As a keen advocate of women leaders and a mentor to young people and women, I am able to use my Forward Ladies accolade to promote the awards to women within my business community to put themselves forward for this prestigious award. Winning this award further proves that determination and a desire to achieve ones goals are the most important factors for success."
Jan Flawn - Managing Director of PJ Care - Overall Businesswoman of the Year 2016
“I am honoured to be part of such an inspiring group of women at the National Women in Business Awards and I am thrilled to win the Best Emerging SME award. Thank you Forward Ladies for the honour and great event."
Tricia Cusden - Founder and MD of Look Fabulous Forever - SME Emerging Business of the Year 2016
“Amazingly proud to have won Inspiring Leader award at the National Women in Business Awards 2016, Yorkshire, North East & Scotland Regional & Grand Final. A huge thank you to Griselda Togobo and the team at Forward Ladies and headline sponsors HSBC for a fabulous event."
Vicki Davenport - Sales & Commercial Director of The Pink Link - Inspiring Leader of the Year 2016
"A note to thank you and your team very much indeed for a fantastic day on Friday. I particularly enjoyed listening to Karen Boswell, she was truly inspiring. Although I was obviously disappointed not to win, I can safely say that my fellow finalists and I were beaten by a truly worthy winner. It was great to be amongst such a wonderful group of dynamic, hard-working and engaging women, and I thank you for making it all happen. Onwards and upwards!"
Sandy Ruddock - Scarlett & Mustard Ltd, London & South Finalist 2015
“Winning the Award has made a huge difference both to me personally, and also to my business. I'm much more confident in speaking about my journey, and the process you've to go through has also given me faith in myself and taught me about raising my own profile, which in turn helps the company. It's really important that women receive the recognition they deserve."