Winners of the Women's Enterprise Awards have been announced!

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The Wandsworth Women’s Enterprise Awards recognises some of the amazing female entrepreneurs in the borough across three categories.

 

These awards are designed to shine the spotlight on the inspiring work and achievements of women who own, or is a partner in, a Wandsworth-based business, as well as champion their stories. There are three awards ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and ‘Rising Star’ – awarded by judges, and the ‘Best Contribution to the Community’ – a People’s Choice Award voted for by the public.

The winner of each category will receive up to four hours of one-to-one business mentoring, a profile feature in Time & Leisure magazine, promotion across the Council’s newsletters and social media platforms, a digital awards badge, commemorative glass trophy, as well as complimentary tickets to the Women’s Enterprise Day event.

The winners and runners-up were announced at our Women’s Enterprise Day event, which took place on 24th March 2022 at the Elms Conference Centre in Roehampton, featuring guest speaker Jacqueline Gold CBE, CEO of Ann Summers. You can read the press release here.

 

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Winner: Well Kneaded – Bridget Callaghan
Runner-Up: URBAG Ltd – Marie Callan
Highly Commended: Jefferson’s Ice Cream – Celine Thompson

 

Best Contribution to the Community Award

Winner: Estate Art – Lynne Capocciama
Runner-Up: Power to ConnectIsabel Chapman
Highly Commended: Black Heroes Foundation – Joyce Fraser

 

Rising Star Award

Winner: Maternal Serenity– Fatima Ali
Runner-Up: Muni Ltd – Almudena Navarro
Highly Commended: Cha Dong – Cassandra Liu and Melanin Magic Club – Lauren McLean

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Best Contribution to the Community – The People’s Choice

Recognising businesswomen who are making a substantial difference to the local Wandsworth community

 

This award is open to purpose-led businesses which are bringing about positive change. Nominees in this category can be individuals, companies, non-profit organisations, charities, social enterprises, community projects/trusts or community interest companies (50% female-owned) which have made – and continue to make – an outstanding contribution to the Wandsworth community.

Entrepreneur of the Year

Recognising impactful and influential female business leaders.

 

This award is for founders running limited businesses, sole-traders or self-employed individuals who have been established for more than two years.

The judges will recognise entrepreneurs that demonstrate an ability to grow their business and show a clear understanding of the market in which their business operates. The judges will be interested to learn how the entrepreneur’s personal leadership has led to business expansion, innovation or outstanding diversity and inclusion. They are also looking to understand how the business has adapted, diversified, contributed to the community and survived during the pandemic.

Rising Star 

Recognising ambitious young women who are future trailblazers and an inspiration to the next generation

 

This award recognises women under the age of 34 who have started their own business, developed an idea and are well on their way to success.

The judges will be looking for stories of seized opportunities, dynamic responses to setbacks and a growth mindset.