Meet the businesswomen crowned winners at our headline event

Meet the businesswomen crowned winners at our headline event

Meet the businesswomen crowned winners at our headline event 1920 1278 Growth Partners

Businesspeople from across the region attended the Women in Business awards on Thursday 9 September 2021 at Leicester’s King Power Stadium to celebrate the outstanding achievements of female entrepreneurs and professionals across Leicester.

Women in Business awards

Our HR Business Partner Claire Antony opened the evening and said:

“It was a pleasure to be headline sponsor of the Women in Business awards again this year and be involved in showcasing the brilliant, vibrant female talent this region has. We had a wonderful night with all the finalists, celebrating their achievements.”

Hosted by Emma Jessen, winners in 11 categories were announced and presented with trophies on the night followed by our presentation to Helen Parker of deVOL Kitchens for Businesswoman of the Year.

Winner of Businesswoman of the Year

The LeicestershireLive Women in Business 2021 finalists and winners are:

Businesswoman of the Year

  • Winner: Helen Parker of deVOL

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Winner: Penny Coates, ex-MD of East Midlands Airport and former COO of Manchester Airports Group

Apprentice of the Year

Rising Star

Sole Trader of the Year

Inspirational Woman of the Year

Digital Ambassador

Innovation in Business

Women in Construction

Entrepreneur of the Year

New Business of the Year

Small Business of the Year

Emma Jesson

The awards were due to take place in 2020 but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Claire Antony added:

“The last 18 months have been a difficult period for many people, with our economy and social lives put on hold.  It’s clear that the negative consequences of the pandemic will be felt by some more than others.  New barriers have been raised to building inclusive and prosperous economies and societies and pre-existing economic gender gaps have amplified. It is therefore great to have been able to celebrate these awards which have been put on hold for so long.”

For more information about the Women in Business Awards, visit the LeicestershireLive awards website