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Santander Thames Valley Venus Awards 2018, in association with Marshall Volkswagen, announce winners at Grand Ceremony!

Winners of the Santander Thames Valley Venus Awards 2018 in association with Marshall Volkswagen were announced at a Grand Ceremony and Gala Dinner at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Madejski Stadium on 8th June 2018.

Over 250 guest, finalists and sponsors from across the South East, attended the Inspirational Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner of the Santander Thames Valley Venus Awards 2018, held at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Madejski Stadium on 8th June 2018.

The Venus Awards – dubbed by Channel 4 as “The Working Women’s Oscars” – celebrate the vital contribution that women in business make to the local, regional, and national economy, and are unique in that anyone can nominate a friend, client or family member.

Hosts for the evening’s inspiring celebrations were Tara Howard, founder of Venus Awards, and Robert Kenny, The Breeze Radio.

Every sponsor emphasised the outstanding calibre of their category Finalists when presenting the winner with their “Venus” trophy.   

Cheryl Adams, Regional Director, Santander Corporate & Commercial said: “We’ve been supporting the Venus Awards in Thames Valley since launch. It gives us the opportunity to celebrate the outstanding contribution of women in business across the region. We have seen the Venus Awards grow from something quite small to something so impressive and are very proud to be part of it.”

Andrew Lean, Marshall Volkswagen Franchise Director said: “It’s a delight to be part of the Venus Awards, we were also involved last year and it’s a really great fit for us and our business. The Winners ceremony is a fantastic night with a great buzz and atmosphere.”

This year’s Charity Sponsor is Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent. They provide specialist end of life care, aiming to help people live as well as possible with the effects of their conditions by offering care, symptom management and support from a multi-professional team. 

The roll call of nominees, finalists, winners and sponsors is a testament to the growing appeal of the Venus Awards in the Thames Valley. This year’s winners will now progress to the Venus Awards National Finals to be held in the Summer of 2018.
 

 

 

 

Winners of the Santander Thames Valley Venus Awards 2018 in association with Marshall Volkswagen are:

Networker of the Year Award sponsored by Prysm Group:

Jade Binsted
(Ribbons Media)

Marketing & PR Award sponsored by ShowState:

Nikki Ball

(Reading Buses)

Green Business Award sponsored by IKEA:

Julianne Ponan
(Creative Nature)

Employer of the Year sponsored The Breeze Radio:

Judith Tinker
(M-four Promotions Limited)

 Business Mother of the Year Award sponsored by Reading Chronicle:

Rachel Lambden

(Heritage Estate Planning) 

Entrepreneur of the Year Award sponsored by Grandesco:

Rachel Eden
(Holy Book Associates Ltd) 

HR Manager of the Year Award sponsored by Benefex:

Emily Murphy
(Ikea Group)

Inspirational Woman Award sponsored by Reading University:

Anna Sampson
(Boomerang Creative)

 Sales Director of the Year Award sponsored by Sandler Training:

Sam Stanfield
(poweredbypie)

 

 

 

Small Business Award sponsored by Local Buzz:

Anna Davis

(Therapists on the High Street)

Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Wise Owls:

Gerry Lejeune OBE

(Berkshire Community Foundation)

PA of the Year Award sponsored by Sandler Training:

Kate Napier

(Rank Group)

Influential Woman of the Year Award sponsored by Parfitt Cresswell Solicitors:

Katherine Knight

(Intelligent Health)

Customer Service Award sponsored by Marshall Volkswagen:

Nicola Butler

(Nikki Butler Medical Tattooing)

Director of the Year Award sponsored by Santander:

Sally Preston

(The Kids Food Company Ltd)

Finance Professional of the Year Award sponsored by Rapid Search & Interim and Firefly:

Elona Mortimer-Zhika

(Iris Software Group)