The WWMB Awards
The WWMB awards recognise and celebrate women who have shown extraordinary creativity, determination, dedication, courage and entrepreneurial skills. They are specifically targeted at women owner / managers running small and medium-sized enterprises.
Through the WWMB annual awards, we seek to reward and raise the profile of highly successful women who have made a real difference to business, whether that be by turning a great business idea into a reality, or developing an existing business into a thriving enterprise. Ultimately, we aim to create role models to inspire budding female entrepreneurs.
The Welsh Women Mean Business Awards 2011
We are pleased to announce that the Welsh Women Mean Business Awards 2011, sponsored by Gocompare.com took place on Friday March 11th, 2011 at the Vale Resort & Spa. The entire evening was a huge success as 32 Shortlisted Nominees were acknowledged for their outstanding work throughout Wales. The evening saw 12 category winners and 3 special awards including WWMB Woman of the Year 2011.We were very honoured and very pleased at WWMB to have Allegra McEvedy MBE as this years guest speaker. She was absolutely incredible and presented a wonderful presentation into her life and background as a business woman.
Best Female Business Leader
Sponsored by Shram Event Management (SEM) Ltd
Best Woman in a Legal Business
Sponsored by HopkinsLaw
Best Woman in Financial Services and Accountancy
Sponsored by Source
Best Female Business Newcomer
Sponsored by 4Ward Development
Best Woman in Manufacturing
Sponsored by The Hurns Brewery
Best Woman in a Business Investing in the Environment
Sponsored by Welsh Assembly Government
Young Welsh Female Entrepreneur (under 25)
Sponsored by University of Glamorgan
Best Woman in Property
Sponsored by Watkins and Gunn Law
Best Woman in a Media/Creative Business
Sponsored by Vibe PR Ltd
Best Woman in a Beauty Business
Sponsored by Ken Picton Salon & Pontcanna Dental Care
Best Woman in the Tourism/Leisure/Service Sector
Sponsored by The Vale Resort (Wales)
The Joshua Foundation Memorial Prize for outstanding contribution from a business woman in the field of charity work (Supported by The Joshua Foundation)
WWMB Outstanding Achievement Award 2011
The WWMB Woman of the Year 2011
(Sponsored by The Welsh Business Show Ltd)
The 2010 WWMB Awards and Winners
Marking International Women’s Day, the first WWMB awards, sponsored by Gocompare.com, took place on Thursday 11th March 2010 in Cardiff’s Mecure Holland House Hotel.
With more than 250 in attendance, the room was brimming with excitement and filled with some of the most successful and inspirational women in Wales. Ceri Dupree, an internationally successful drag queen, hosted the evening with a ream of entertaining performances on the pink themed stage, which was adorned with mighty posters of each nominee’s faces and a pink Fiat 500.
The highly inspirational and successful business woman, Debbie Moore OBE, who has shot to TV fame with her heavily broadcasted Pineapple Dance Studios, also joined the evening to talk about her journey from being a model, to becoming the first woman to take a company public, to becoming a massive TV hit. Never one to disappoint, she also brought an entourage of dancers to give yet another thrilling live performance.
Each ecstatic winner was led to the spotlit stage by topless waiters and special congratulations went to Connie Parry, our Best Woman in Manufacturing and Welsh Woman of the Year 2010.
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A note from Connie Parry,
WWMB Woman of the Year 2010:
“The Welsh Women Mean Business awards 2010 ceremony was a lavish and well-organised affair. I was over the moon when my name was called out for the Best Woman in Manufacturing Award. My trophy sat proudly in the middle of our table. My friends, colleagues and family were as thrilled with it as I was. The culmination of the ceremony was the announcement of the overall winner. I was very interested to see who it was going to be. I couldn’t quite believe my ears when I heard my own name! Being your own boss and a female chief executive officer in a very male dominated environment means personal congratulations are pretty few and far on the ground. I know that I am doing a good job however when my beers receive national and international accolades, and when the sales are up and the overdraft is down. But to receive congratulation in the form of Welsh Woman of the Year is overwhelming. I knew from the outset of the competition the judges had met some extraordinary and inspiring women. So to come out on top really has meant the world to me.”
Connie Parry, CEO, The Burns Brewing Company.