Conference Report

BWIB Conference & Awards 2014, Wednesday 10th December

 

The annual BWIB conference & awards is the highlight of our organisation’s year and this year did not disappoint.  We welcomed 70 attendees, from a hugely diverse range of businesses, 4 fantastic speakers, 5 generous sponsors and not forgetting our fantastic MC!

 

To a packed house, the speakers gave us insights into their businesses, careers and achievements.  They were all inspirational and provided us with lots of food for thought. The word of the day was almost certainly “passion” as each of the four speakers used it in their presentations.  This was purely by coincidence and summed up the attitude that all of these inspirational women have towards their businesses.

  • Dr Sue Marchant used it to express how a passionate attitude to what you do has to be shown in your website;
  • Michele Deeks sought to explain that passion is a positive emotion that can be used to get you ahead in business;
  • Sonia Brown MBE chose to demonstrate how her passion for what she does has enabled her to overcome hurdles and have total confidence in her ability to provide an impeccable service; and
  • Pippa Isbell demonstrated that passion can drive you towards a goal that you never thought possible, reach it and go beyond your expectations.

Read more about our speakers here.

 

The Sponsors provided us with a really exciting awards ceremony after some exceptional entries.  They all admitted how hard it had been to choose winners from such gifted and inspirational women, but winners were indeed chosen.

Read more about our sponsors here.

 

The brilliant winners (and finalists) are as follows:

 

The Edd Frost and Daughters’ Customer Care Award

Finalists

Liesl Guy and Dawn Pratley – Care, Compassion & Conversation Ltd

The Clinical Team – Katherine House Hospice

Dawn Gascoigne – Travel Counsellors

Helen Loggin – Tudor Photography

Winner

Liesl Guy and Dawn Pratley – Care, Compassion & Conversation Ltd

 

The Bloxham Mill New Business Award

Finalists

Liesl Guy and Dawn Pratley – Care, Compassion & Conversation Ltd

Judy Mansfield – Cherish Ceremonies

Louisa Wheeler – Ilona Design

Karen Mitchell – KMHR Solutions

Winner

Liesl Guy and Dawn Pratley – Care, Compassion & Conversation Ltd

 

The Jamie Briggs Removals & Storage Inspirational Business Woman Award

Finalists

Michelle Sutton – Butterflies Healthcare

Judy Mansfield – Cherish Ceremonies

Jody Fletcher – Chilli Promotional Products

Laura Adkins – Whitley Stimpson

Winner

Jody Fletcher – Chilli Promotional Products

 

The Ekko Overall Banbury Women in Business Award

Winner

The Clinical Team – Katherine House Hospice

 

Congratulations to all of our finalists, and winners.

 

Our winners (front) and finalists

Our winners (front) and finalists

 

 

Thank you so much to everyone who came to the awards, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and we look forward to seeing you all in 2015!