2019 Finalists

Jennie Gubbins
Business Woman of the Year Finalist

Jennie is the Senior Partner of Trowers & Hamlins LLP, an international law firm headquartered in the City of London with offices also in Birmingham, Exeter, Manchester, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Oman and Kuala Lumpur. The firm has over 150 partners and 850 employees and is ranked in over 90 categories across the UK and …

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Nnenna Osuji
Business Woman of the Year Finalist

Born in Aberdeen of Nigerian parents, Nnenna was raised on the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean before returning to Scotland for University. She has been the Medical Director at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust since August 2015.  Recently Dr Osuji was appointed Deputy Chief Executive alongside her role as Medical Director.  Having joined the …

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Zofia Ludwig
Business Woman of the Year Finalist

Headquartered in East Sussex, Expert in Mind facilitates the provision of medico-legal reports which are specifically required in civil law claims for damages for victims of personal injury, disease or medical negligence. As the industry’s first choice for medico-legal reports, Expert in Mind provides a panel of qualified psychiatrists and psychologists who undertake mental health assessments. …

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Jennie Johnson MBE
Business Woman of the Year Finalist

Jennie formed Kids Allowed when she was faced with Hobson’s choice whilst looking for childcare for her 2nd child.  Not prepared to accept what was already out there, she took her wish list of what fantastic childcare should look like and went off and created it, with her first centre opening in 2005.   Passionate …

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Debbie Francis
Business Woman of the Year Finalist

Debbie joined Direct Rail Services in July 2016 following a 3 ½ year term at Network Rail as the London North Western Route Finance and Commercial Director. Debbie has 30 years of experience across a range of industries from IT to infrastructure maintenance to rail. She has also gained extensive experience throughout her career both …

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Jenny Johnston
Business Woman of the Year Finalist

KMF is one of the UK’s leading sheet metal fabrication and precision engineering firms, headquartered in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Jenny was the driving force behind KMF’s move to in-house apprenticeships in 2007, which ensures that KMF has a skilled and sustainable workforce that it needs to grow and meet future growth ambitions. Passionate about the opportunities provided …

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Kate Tague
Business Woman of the Year Finalist

As a woman in STEM and Executive Principal of two academies, Kate Tague is leading the way in the future of education. In just six years, Kate has built a team of over 100 staff and 700 students, creating two successful West Midlands University Technical Colleges with a focus on science, technology, engineering and maths. …

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