Awards 2016

The Bedfordshire BusinessWomen Awards is a prestigious annual event that recognises achievement in business by women across the county. Bedfordshire boasts some really dynamic, entrepreneurial and successful businesses.

The 2015/16 Bedfordshire BusinessWomen Awards were held on Thursday 21st January 2016 at The Barns Hotel, Bedford.

Bedfordshire BusinessWomen Awards 2016 Winners

Bedfordshire BusinessWoman of the Year 2016

Winner: Georgia Testa – GT Fitness

Georgia’s submission demonstrated a journey more typical of people twice and more her age, with her dissatisfaction with job offerings, a hunger for knowledge and ongoing improvement, and a burning desire to emulate those that inspire her, including Karren Brady no less! A worthy winner.

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Young Achiever – sponsored by White Hart Press

Winner: Cat Lane – Cat Lane Photography
Runner-up: Georgia Testa – GT Fitness

Cat has demonstrated much courage in taking the big step to full-time self-employment, with a very impressive approach to business in the highly competitive world of photography.

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Best New Business – sponsored by Bedford Removals

Winner: The Pavilion
Runner-up: Golden Hare Gallery

Exemplary! A fantastic business that has found itself a place in and embracing the community.

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Female Employee of the Year – sponsored by Watton Recruitment Ltd

Winner: Paula Devine – Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce
Runner-up: Charlie Fay – The Kiosk at the Park

Paula goes above and beyond the call of duty, often going the extra mile. ‘If ever Paula is looking for a job…’!!!

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Self-Employed Business Woman of the Year – sponsored by Bromley Rahlke Financial

Winner: Larissa Clarke – Transition Coaching
Runner-up: Philomena Watton – Watton Recruitment Ltd

Larissa has faced and overcome a lot of challenges en route to self employment; a great submission backed by evidence and testimonials.

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Silver Heart Award – sponsored by Heart FM

Winner: Gill Lake
Runner-up: Larissa Clarke – Transition Coaching

Gill has a huge portfolio of charitable and voluntary ‘work’ and remarkably still manages to find time for her family and running her accountancy business.

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Find out more about previous winners of the Bedfordshire BusinessWomen awards.