Boss of Whiteley business wins award for being a woman working in digital

THE BOSS of a support services business has won an award.

Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 1:11 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 5:48 pm
Karen Brooks, founder of Pellings Business Solutions, based in Whiteley, Hampshire, scooped an award at the first DigitalWomen Awards 2020 in London earlier this month.

Karen Brooks, founder of Pellings Business Solutions, in Whiteley, scooped Virtual Assistant of the Year Award at the first DigitalWomen Awards 2020 in London.

She won the accolade in recognition of her business support services, that takes care of day-to-day running of vital back office administrative tasks, allowing her clients to focus on their own businesses and alleviating their stress and struggles to keep on top of things.

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Karen said: ‘I am absolutely thrilled to have won this award and a little shellshocked to be honest.

‘I started the business of outsourcing when I realised that I had lost my own work/life balance in my corporate role. Working long hours and not having much time for my family or myself.

‘Clients can outsource all kinds of tasks to us, client liaison and appointment scheduling, social media marketing support for Facebook and LinkedIn and we can also help with credit control and new enquiries too.

‘With the current unprecedented situation businesses find themselves in it is a struggle to keep going, and continuing their marketing is vital to remind people they are still there.

‘All of these things and more give clients valuable time back, to focus on the specialist elements of the business they love and planning for the future as well as adapting to change.

‘I love making a difference and watching my clients’ businesses develop and grow and want to keep on supporting them in such difficult times.’

Lucy Hall, Founder of DigitalWomen Awards said: ‘We are very excited to bring the DigitalWomen awards to the female digital and business community and beyond, these awards are the perfect opportunity to showcase and raise profiles of women doing great work.’

The DigitalWomen Awards in association with Natwest Business and the Federation of Small Businesses have been organised to celebrate women working in digital and digital business from their amazing community and beyond.

The awards - which took place last month - were open to any woman working in digital and entrepreneurship and entrants went through a rigorous judging panel.