WIN AWARDS

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WINNERS OF THE 2019 NORTH EAST BUSINESS WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Sophie Milliken from Smart Resourcing Solution with Tom Scott (left) and Nickie Gott OBE (right)
Sophie Milliken from Smart Resourcing Solution with Tom Scott (left) and Nickie Gott OBE (right)

Women from across the North East have been celebrated, as the winners of the 2019 North East Businesswomen of the Year (WIN) Awards 2019 were announced at a glittering dinner at the Grand Hotel, Gosforth Park in Newcastle.

Sophie Milliken, who runs Smart Resourcing Solutions, scooped the prestigious Susan Dobson Award for Entrepreneurship along with the prize for the Best Small Business. Smart Resourcing Solutions provide employability assessment services in the UK.

Commenting on the win she said “I am beyond delighted to have won both the Small Business category and the Susan Dobson Award for Entrepreneurship and see this recognition topping off what has been, without doubt, my most successful year in business to date.

“I take pride in showcasing what is possible with focus, determination, a fantastic team and a supportive network. Our region is full of amazing women in business and I look forward to using my own business success to support and encourage other women who are starting out on their journeys.”

Best New Business went to Nicola Wood from The Wonderful Wig Company, and Employer of the Year was won by Northumbria Water Ltd.

Jill Hudson from Hudson Procurement won the innovation Award and WIN’s Rising Star prize, sponsored by Go North East went to Lauren Watson of Crystallised.

Women in STEM, sponsored by Reece Group was won by Janine Marshall of RTC North, the Young Entrepreneur went to Lucy Walton of Go Gas &Power Ltd. The Role Model of the Year, which is a special award given by the Judges is Elaine Warburton of QuantuMDx.

The WIN Awards, sponsored by Sage UK, are celebrating their 20th year of highlighting the vision, enterprise and inspirational spirit of women across the region.

Nickie Gott OBE, Chair of WIN Awards said ‘I want to congratulate all the winners of these awards. The standard has been exceptional. All these women are inspirational role models. When we set up these awards, we wanted to turn the spotlight on the amazing women we have in the region, who work across a whole range of businesses and organisations and I know we have achieved that. I am so proud of everyone who took part and are helping to inspire other women in the region “.

The 2019 winners are;

 

BEST NEW BUSINESS

Nicola Wood, The Wonderful Wig Company

 

BEST SMALL BUSINESS

Sophie Milliken, Smart Resourcing Solutions

 

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

Northumbrian Water Ltd

 

INNOVATION AWARD

Jill Hudson, Hudson Procurement

 

RISING STAR

Sponsored by Go North East

Lauren Watson, Crystallised

 

ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR

Decided by Judges

Elaine Warburton, QuantuMDx     

 

SUSAN DOBSON AWARD

Sponsored by The Susan Dobson Memorial Fund

Sophie Milliken, Smart Resourcing Solutions

 

WOMAN IN STEM AWARD

Sponsored by REECE Foundation

Janine Marshall, RTC North

 

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

Lucy Walton, Go Gas & Power Ltd

 

The North East Business Women of the Year Awards will return in 2021.  To find out more about the awards, how to enter or how to become a sponsor, then please contact a member of staff at info@winawards.co.uk.