We are delighted to reveal the full list of winnersfor the inaugural Great British Businesswoman Awards.
The virtual event was hosted by Wynne Evans and Carol Vorderman and saw 122 women recognised for their contributions across arange of categories from construction and creative industries through to engineering, finance, and diversity.
Across 20 categories, including Construction Businesswoman of the Year, Rising Star Award, Male Advocate and Female Ambassador of the Year, the winners were announced as the first ever award ceremony took place virtually on October 14th 2021.
Launched by the team behind the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, the Great British Businesswoman Awards – part of the wider Great British Businesswoman – has been designed to honour the women demonstrating excellence across business and celebrate the organisations already showing leadership in gender equality in the industry.
The winners were determined by a panel of industry experts, including senior representatives from Birds Eye, Warner Media, Rolls Royce, Greggs, Stella McCartney, Pearl & Dean, easyJet and many more.
You can view the full list of winners below:
ConstructionBusinesswoman of the Year
Carol Massey, Access Group
Consumer Goods Businesswoman of the Year
Anna Brightman, UpCircleBeauty
Creative Industries Businesswoman of the Year
Sharon Whale, OLIVER Agency
Engineering & Manufacturing Businesswoman of the Year
Karen Emanuel, Key Production
Entrepreneurial Businesswoman of the Year
Julianne Ponan, Creative Nature
Finance Businesswoman of the Year
Natasha Frangos, Haysmacintyre LLP
Food & Drink Businesswoman of the Year
Annabel Karmel, Karmel Foods Ltd.
Social Enterprise Businesswoman of the Year
Sarah Jordan, Y.O.U Underwear
Technology Businesswoman of the Year
Joanne Dewar, Global Processing Services (GPS)
Transport & Logistics Businesswoman of the Year
Rachel Houghton, Business Moves Group
Utilities Businesswoman of the Year
Penelope Hope, Rebel Energy
Young Businesswoman of the Year
Anneka Wallington, Recognised London Limited
Rising Star Award
Ellie Long, Rolls-Royce
Gamechanger in Sport Award
Claire Nelson, Netball Scotland and Strathclyde Sirens
Team of the Year Award
Role Model of the Year Award
Leena Nair, Unilever
Amy Golding, Opus Talent Solutions
Male Advocate of the Year Award
Mark Bennett, Willmott Dixon Interiors
Female Ambassador of the Year Award
Hannah Ingram-Moore, Maytrix Group / The Captain Tom Foundation
Great British Businesswoman of the Year
Leena Nair, Unilever
On behalf of the whole team, we want to thank each one of you for your involvement in the 2021 Great British Businesswoman Awards, whether you’re a judge, a partner or one of the 600+ applicants.
It’s been an amazing year, and we can’t wait to press on with our mission to continue to champion the amazing women across the country in 2022!