2019 Enterprise Vision Awards, Blackpool Winter Gardens
PUBLISHED: 08:38 29 October 2019 | UPDATED: 08:38 29 October 2019
The region's leading businesswomen were honoured at the Enterprise Vision Award ceremony held at Blackpool's Winter Gardens.
2019 EVAs, Blackpool Winter Gardens
Fionancial services winner Louise Wood with Rozanne Lawton of Manchester Metropolitan University
Training and Coaching highly commended Catherine Best of Best At solutions CIC with sponsor Risk Support and winner Alison Magee-Barker
Young-Entrepreneur winner Holly Shafiq of The Phlebotomy Centre with Claire Lee of Blackpool and The Fylde College and Grace Vella of MissKick
Geno Eccles of Macfarlaine and Brookes with businesswoman of the year KateStewart of Liverpool
Highly commended Leona Marsh of Marsh Mill Interiors with Happy Creative and 2019 Creative Industry award winner Victoria Stott of Victoria Stott Design
Highly commended Michelle Wilkin of Lakeland Retreats with Jane Cole of Blackpool Transport and 2019 Customer Services winner Chrissy Griffin of The Lingerie Lounge
Jane Maudsley of Little Voices with 2019 Enterprise Vision Awards Inspirational Woman Maura Jackson of Backup North West
Rebecca Stott of Temple Beauty Clinic with Beauty Industry award winner Codilia Gapare of C-Lash
Health and Wellbeing winner Melissa Toland of Time For You with sponsor Blackpool Football Club
The 2019 award winners
Hospitality Industry winner Kirsty Mackenzie of Lakeland Inns Ulverston with sponsor Joanne Jones of Hogarths, Blackpool
Internet Industry winner Helen Pritchard of Helen Pritchard Online with sponsor Campbell and Rowley
New Business winner Sara Dewhurst of Sandgrown Ventures with Alistair Bradley Leader of Chorley Council
Outstanding Achievement Award Susanna Lawson of OneFile with representatives from headline sponsor NatWest
Professional Services winner Zoe Fleming of Vincents Solicitors with Dr Francine Morris of Salford Business School
Retail Business winner Suzy Spencer of Ron Spencer Cycles Warrington withRobert Binns of Cotton Court
Solo Business winner Amy Bateman of Amy Bateman Photography
Over 650 guests attended the events to recognise the successes and achievements of the North West's female entrepreneurs. Entertainment was provided by Hayley and Geno Eccles, saxophonist Grace McDonald and games courtesy of Odin Events. This was accompanied by a delicious banquet dinner by Campbell and Rowley and a glittering awards ceremony hosted by Rosie Dummer of C4's Extreme Cake Makers which honoured the region's trailblazers.
The EVAS are the largest and most impressive business awards dedicated solely to women outside London.
The awards champion women in business and shine a spotlight on their enterprise and innovation. From home workers to CEOs of multi-national companies, the awards empower women and encourage others to fulfil their aspirations.
Coral Horn, the founder of the EVAS said: The EVAs spread an inspirational message that women of all ages can be successful entrepreneurs. Each year, the EVAs gets bigger and better. This year these talented women made it harder than ever for the judges who were impressed by their passion, determination and zeal.'