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Venus Awards Dorset - Finalists announced

The Cumberland Hotel in Bournemouth hosted this year’s Finalist’s Announcement of the Dorset Venus Awards in association with Mercedes-Benz of Poole on Friday 2nd September 2016, where Dutton Gregory announced the three lucky finalists in their category; Small Business.

Over 100 guests that included Semi-finalists, Sponsors and guests were treated to an afternoon tea in the hotel’s stunning art-deco surroundings while waiting for the big announcement about who would progress as Finalists to the Venus Awards Winners Ceremony in October.

The Awards celebrate the vital contribution that women in business make to the local, regional, and national economy. The Awards are unique in that anyone can nominate a friend, client or family member.

The event not only raises the profile of women in business, but also supports good causes along the way.  This year’s Charity Sponsor is BOO whose aim is to help African children who are disadvantaged through economic poverty.

The Venus journey will culminate in a glamorous Ceremony and Gala Dinner to be held at Bournemouth International Centre on Thursday 20th October 2016.

The Finalists are:

Dutton Gregory Small Business of the Year

Mandy Fitzmaurice – Purple HR

Hollie Power – Forever Gorgeous

Rebecca Woolford – Rebixit-Consulting

Mercedes-Benz of Poole Influential Woman of the Year

Rebecca Anstey – UK School of Modelling

Jaya da Costa – Dorset Blind Association

Amanda Jenner – Potty Training Academy

Ash Elite Professional of the Year

Amy Cousineau-Massey – Steele Raymond LLP

Michelle Dixon – Humphries Kirk

Natasha Duffy-Jones – Laceys Solicitors

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK Inspirational Woman in Technology (STEM)

Jane Askew – Carers Connected

Emma Friendship-Kilburn – Emm-Power Ltd

Tania Humphries-Smith – Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University Inspirational Woman of the Year

Sophie Cook – Sophie Cook

Samantha Everard – Roses and Garters Ltd

Sally Harvey – AOK Rucksack Appeal

Christchurch Jewellers Entrepreneur of the Year

Kate Atkinson – Bridal Reloved Franchising Ltd

Georgina Hurcombe – LoveLove Films

Lucinda Bilboe - BOXXX

Enhanced Company of the Year

Rowena Bird – Lush

Rosie Kennar – Hoburne Holidays

Anna Rosier - Organix

Exterion Media Marketing and PR Award

Fiona Carter – UK Health Online

Lesley Fereti – Lester Aldridge LLP

Suzanne Revell – Churchill Retirement Living

Fizz Benefits Musical Talent Award

Carley Dawson – BeeCreative Company

Helen Jenkins – Helen Jenkins

Jenny Oag – Jenny Oag

Interlink Express Customer Service Award

Suzanne Barnes – Aish Technologies

Judith Browing – SPS Print Group Ltd

Rosy Jones – BEBC

MPLOY Staff Manager of the Year

Natalie Joyce - RiskSTOP Group Ltd

Mandy Kittlety- Luxury Care

Charlotte Wills - RIAS

Playgolf Bournemouth Networker of the Year

Dawn Cook – Dorset Women in Business

Zelda De Hollander – Studio Shotz Photography

Lorna Trent – Parrot

Ratio Digital Media and Online Business of the Year

Karina Grassy – Slumbersac Trading Co. Ltd

Arabella Lewis-Smith – Salad Creative

Eve Rykaczewska – Supreme Baby Limited

Talbot Heath School Business Mother of the Year

Michelle Bartlett – Live Laugh Love Ladies Club

Miriam Phillips – Bright Daisy Publishing Ltd

Kerry Pocock – Make a Space

Tigerlilly Nails New Business of the Year

Ali Dolphin – Mindful Solace Ltd

Tracey Verrall – NU-VO Hair and Beauty

Sue Weller – Furry Feasts