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:
Marketing & PR Award sponsored by ShowState:
(M-four Promotions Limited)
(Heritage Estate Planning)
(Holy Book Associates Ltd)
Sales Director of the Year Award sponsored by Sandler Training:
Small Business Award sponsored by Local Buzz:
(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:
Influential Woman of the Year Award sponsored by Parfitt Cresswell Solicitors:
Customer Service Award sponsored by Marshall Volkswagen:
(Nikki Butler Medical Tattooing)
Director of the Year Award sponsored by Santander:
(The Kids Food Company Ltd)
Finance Professional of the Year Award sponsored by Rapid Search & Interim and Firefly:
(Iris Software Group)