Designer    News 08 Aug 2017

Forward thinking – Belinda Sewell, Managing Director of Project Kitchens is shortlisted for Forward Ladies award

Forward Ladies Managing Director Griselda Togobo has announced the shortlisted names for 2017’s National Awards, sponsored by HSBC; bringing together start-ups, multi-million pound businesses, academics and international business leaders in what promises to be an impactful event.

In announcing the North West, Wales and Ireland region shortlist, Forward Ladies Managing Director Griselda Togobo unveiled the names of 44 entrepreneurial female business leaders who will compete across twelve categories including Belinda Sewell, Managing Director of Project Kitchens Ltd who has been shortlisted for the SME Growth Category.

Griselda commented: “This has been a fantastic year for women and now it’s time to change gear and focus on the support needed to nurture talent regardless of gender, sector or region. The award categories are a reflection not only of the types of businesses with which women are involved but also those which showcase the underrepresented women working in traditionally male dominated fields such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Digital and Online industries.

“The calibre of entries has been increasing year on year, but this year we have a number of outstanding entries and here at Forward Ladies we very much look forward to celebrating and sharing their success.”

The shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend the glittering regional final at The Lowry, Manchester on Friday 13th October. The winners from this, and the other regional finals, will then be invited to appear before a live panel of independent judges in November, followed by the national final in Leeds on 1st December.

Belinda Sewell of Project Kitchens commented, “I am thrilled to be shortlisted for this award as Project Kitchens goes from strength to strength.  My business is the most highly accredited company designing, supplying and installing SieMatic across the UK and this is a huge compliment not just to me but to my team who focus so strongly on excellent service.  We are almost doubling our turnover year on year and our customer base is growing so this re-affirms we are working effectively.”

Jennifer Crawley, UK Head of Performance for Business Banking, HSBC and judge said: “There was an impressive number of high-calibre entries this year, highlighting the quality of talented businesswomen we have in the UK. These entrants are the future entrepreneurs of our country, with the Forward Ladies event to showcase the best Britain has to offer.  HSBC will be supporting them every step of the way to ensure their businesses prosper and thrive in the long term.”

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