Bedfordshire BusinessWomen 2013 awards
Bedfordshire’s most successful businesswomen gathered together for a glttering ball and award night.
The Sharnbrook Hotel was the venue for the prestigious 2013 Bedfordshire BusinessWomen Awards on Thursday, June 20 - which also celebrated the networking organisation’s 25th anniversary.
It was introduced by BBW president Amanda Murrell with support from headline sponsors Heart 96.9, Bedford i-kan, media sponsor Premier Newspapers Ltd and programme sponsor the Harpur Trust.
Following a sumptuous three course meal compere Matt Jarvis of Heart 96.9 led the way with the awards for the evening.
The results were:
Young achiever award, sponsored by Bedford College: Winner Hannah Paine (Epanoui), runner-up Sophie Stock (The Embankment).
Start-up award, sponsored by Bedford i-kan: winner Lindsay Deardon (Love Shapewear), runner-up Emma Garrett (Kiosk At The Park).
Woman Employee, sponsored by Premier Newspapers: winner Estelle Smith (St John’s Hospice), runner-up Amanda Allnutt (Gregory Account Services).
Self-Employed Businesswoman, sponsored by Basepoint Business Centre: winner Emma Garrett (Social Media Services), runner-up Eileen Martin (Classic Catering).
Silver Heart Award, sponsored by Heart 96.9: winner Gillian Ormston, runner-up Amanda Murrell.
Member of the Year, sponsored by BBW: winner Julie Bean, runners-up Amanda Murrell, Emma Garrett.
Bedfordshire Businesswoman of the year: winner Amanda Murrell, runner-up Debbie Gregory.
The evening continued with dancing to the VIPeas, a raffle in aid of the Road Victims Trust and a secret auction.