Banbury Women in Business Announce Finalists for Annual Awards

Banbury Women in Business (BWIB) have announced the finalists for their 2017 awards. This year there are five award categories with five different sponsors. The winners will be revealed at their sell out annual conference and awards ceremony on Tuesday 21 March 2017 at Banbury House Hotel.

BWIB Committee would like to thank everyone who entered, as well as the sponsors who have once again done a sterling job of judging their category. The full list of finalists for the 2017 Conference and Awards are listed below:

Bloxham Mill Business Centre – New Business Award
Sandra Ashford – Footprint Social Media
Gabriela Neill – Smiley Booth Northamptonshire
Mandy Spooner – Peptalk Training & Development Ltd.

The Edd Frost & Daughters – Going the Extra Mile Award
Marianne Allitt – Heaven Scent Banbury
Laura Gaydon – Sheldon Bosley Knight
Sarka Naivertova – Distinct Estate Agents

Ellacotts LLP – Business Communicator of the Year Award
Dawn Gascoigne – Travel Counsellors
Caroline Jacques – Media Tribe
Caroline Woodwood – The Symphony Group

Jamie Briggs Removals & Storage – Business Woman of the Year Award
Val Buzzard – Whitley Stimpson Ltd.
Cindy Johnson – K2 Recruitment Ltd.
Catherine Rohl – Norbar Ltd.

Banbury Sound – Unsung Hero Award
Winner and runner up to be announced at the award ceremony on 21 March 2017.

Vicky Boulton, owner of Fuel Marketing and BWIB Committee Member said. “We were delighted with the response to our annual awards. There are some amazing businesses out there who have achieved great things. These awards help to celebrate and reward women who have displayed business excellence or gone above and beyond what is expected of them.”

The conference this year features two great speakers. Anna Turney, Paralympic skier and member of the GB Winter Paralympic skiing team and Jen Rolfe, founder and Director of Practically Positive, a training company that specialises in applying positive psychology in the workplace.

Banbury Women in Business is a not for profit” organisation, so there are no membership fees, you just pay when you attend. In addition to their annual conference and awards, they offer quarterly networking lunches too. So regardless of whether you are new to networking or are an experienced networker, come along to this popular and welcoming group. For more information visit