Congratulations to three Yorkshire women who took top awards in the finals of the National Business Women's Awards 2018 at Wembley. It’s always brilliant, although of course no surprise, to see Yorkshire lead the way.
Local Care Force LLP, lead by director Leanne Silverwood (pictured) took the Employer of the Year Title. The company is soon to open an office in York. Leanne said "Our employee's and workforce are at the centre of everything we do, we got to 21 in the times top 100 on our first attempt because of their feedback so we are definitely doing something very right. My team's happiness, confidence and work life balance is paramount and this award gives some recognition to us as a business for doing the right thing, ethically and having a load of fun along the way!
Gill Marchbank of ResQ Limited took the Corporate Leader of the Year Title; "I am so proud and delighted; first to be nominated by my team and secondly to be recognised for the hard work and strong emphasis that I place on leadership and developing ResQ's people. I am fortunate to have a strong team around me. Most of them have been with the business for several years or more and most started their careers as advisors on the phones, so I am enormously proud of what we have achieved."
Ridwana Wallace - Laher of Penny Appeal took the Employee of The Year title; "I am absolutely honoured to have won and to be invited and share the room with other influential women."
The awards, which cover every aspect of business, from the sole trader to the corporate elite, recognise and celebrate the female innovators, trailblazers, disruptors and entrepreneurs setting the precedence for women in business.