Alumni
Discover the past winners of our prestigious Business woman of the Year Award and our inspirational Woman of Achievement Award. Our alumni demonstrates the extraordinary talent and the outstanding achievements of our winners from all across the UK, over the past 36 years

2010's

2018

Business Woman
Sally Preston

Founder and Managing Director - Kiddylicious

2018

Woman with Edge
Fiona Allan

Chief Executive and Artistic Director - Birmingham Hippodrome

2018

Woman of Achievement
The women of the RAF

2018

Special Recognition Award
The Women of the Suffragette Movement

2017

Business Woman
Fleur Sexton

Co-founder & MD of PET-Xi Training

2017

Woman of Achievement
The women of the Emergency Services

2016

Business Woman
Jacqui O’Donovan

Managing Director – O’Donovan Waste Disposal

2016

Woman of Achievement
Margaret Aspinall

Chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group

2015

Business Woman
Dr Sharon Redrobe OBE

Founder & CEO – Twycross Zoo

2015

Woman of Achievement
Baroness Helen Newlove

Victims' Commissioner

2015

Lifetime Achievement Award
Baroness Stedman-Scott OBE

Conservative Member House of Lords/ Ambassador for Tomorrow’s People

2014

Business Woman
Jenny Campbell

Founder and CEO, YourCash Europe

2014

Woman of Achievement
Claire Lomas MBE

British Paralympian

2013

Business Woman
Julie Kenny CBE

Director – Pyronix

2013

Woman of Achievement
Margaret Humphreys CBE

Founder – Child Migrants Trust

2012

Business Woman
Emma Elston MBE

CEO – UK Container Maintenance

2012

Woman of Achievement
Martine Wright MBE

British Paralympian

2011

Business Woman
Julie White

Managing Director – D-Drill

2011

Woman of Achievement
Lucy Shuker

British Paralympian

2010

Business Woman
Suzie Norton

Producer – Electric Flix

2010

Woman of Achievement
Karen Darke

British Paralympics' cyclist, paratriathlete, adventurer and author

2000's

2009

Business Woman
Dame Asha Khemka DBE

Principal and CEO of West Nottinghamshire College

2009

Woman of Achievement
Hilary Lister

First disabled woman to sail solo around Britain

2009

Woman of Courage
Katie Piper

Founder of Katie Piper Foundation and Presenter

2008

Business Woman
Hilary Devey

Chief Executive and Chairman Pall-Ex Group

2008

Woman of Achievement
Professor Christine King CBE

Vice Chancellor of Staffordshire University

2007

Business Woman
Karren Brady CBE

CEO West Ham United FC, Senior Non-Executive Director Syco Entertainment

2007

Woman of Achievement
Vicki Heywood CBE

Warwick Commission

2006

Business Woman
Dorian Chan

Chairman – Wing Wah Restaurants

2006

Woman of Achievement
Judy Naake

High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire

2005

Business Woman
Carol Burke

Managing Director – Unipart Manufacturing

2005

Woman of Achievement
Dame Maureen Brennan

Executive Headteacher

2004

Business Woman
Hilary Devey

Founder Pall-Ex

2004

Woman of Achievement
Jeanette Orrey MBE

Children’s food campaigner

2003

Business Woman
Sarah Tremellen

Founder and CEO, Bravissimo

2003

Woman of Achievement
Denise Leigh

Opera Singer

2002

Business Woman
Louise Potter

Board of the High Peak Theatre Trust/ Owner

2002

Woman of Achievement
Louise Potter

Board of the High Peak Theatre Trust/ Owner

2001

Business Woman
Jane Lodge

University of Birmingham

2001

Woman of Achievement
Polly Vacher MBE

Aviator

2000

Business Woman
Valerie Goodchild Governor

2000

Woman of Achievement
Dorcas Munday MBE

Author - Phab

1990's

1999

Business Woman
Lisa Burke

Network Marketing Executive – doTERRA Atlantic & Med Europe

1999

Woman of Achievement
Margaret Humphreys CBE

Founder – Child Migrants Trust

1998

Business Woman
Julie Jasper Lay Director

Chair of Audit and Governance Committee

1998

Woman of Achievement
Baroness Tanni Grey Thomson

Paralympian

1997

Business Woman
Fiona Hudson

Kelly Founder – Smart Assessor

1997

Woman of Achievement
Dilys Williams

1996

Business Woman
Suzy Brain England OBE

Chair of Doncaster and Bassettlaw Hospitals

1996

Woman of Achievement
Professor Deirdre Kelly OBE

1995

Business Woman
Bridget Blow

Chair of the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Director of England Netball

1995

Business Woman
Christine Leung

1994

Business Woman
Perween Warsi- CBE

Founder and CEO of S & A Foods

1994

Woman of Achievement
Joan Brander MBE

Founding Trustee – Winged Fellowship Trust

1993

Business Woman
Beverley Hodson OBE

University of Gloucestershire – Chair of the F & G P Committee

1993

Woman of Achievement
Nancy Doyle

1992

Business Woman
Janet Williams

1992

Woman of Achievement
Dorothy Hadley MBE

Lifelong Charity Fundraiser – Guide Dogs for the Blind

1991

Business Woman
Tracey Kimberley

1991

Woman of Achievement
Judith Dance

1990

Business Woman
Bronwen Curtis

Lay member for the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office

1990

Woman of Achievement
Yvette Price – Mear

Founder - The Pet Bereavement Support Group

1980's

1989

Business Woman
Patricia Gillespie

1988

Woman of Achievement
Irene Kotchin

1988

Business Woman
Anne Sendall

1989

Woman of Achievement
Terry Hadleigh

1987

Business Woman
Jane Moyle

Jane Moyle Photography

1987

Woman of Achievement
Bertha Smith

1986

Business Woman
Shirley Hamilton

Techni-plant Limited

1986

Woman of Achievement
Annette Smith

1985

Anne Pitman

1984

Joan Adams

1983

Elizabeth Nowakowska