Local Businesswoman nominated as finalist for Businesswoman of the Decade

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Best Businesswomen Awards 2024 Finalists announced. UK Female Entrepreneurs demonstrating tenacity The Best Businesswomen Awards have announced their finalists for 2024, all outstanding examples of exemplary female entrepreneurs.

Over the past twelve months, the business climate has tested entrepreneurs' resilience, and these determined and resourceful businesswomen have continued to drive their businesses forward. The judging panel was impressed by the creativity, tenacity, and excellent business acumen demonstrated by the selected finalists. The Best Businesswomen Awards are designed to recognise the achievements of female entrepreneurs from a wide range of industries. All of them excel in their chosen fields and have demonstrated their impact in their entries, underscoring the significance of their achievements.

Local businesswoman Gillian Jones-Williams from Emerge Development Consultancy has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Businesswoman of the Decade category! Emerge are an international Training and Development and Emerge specialise in Women’s Development with their Empowering Women’s Programme RISE which they deliver internationally, including in the Middle East and Saudi. Gillian founded Emerge almost 30 years ago

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Debbie Gilbert, the organiser of The Best Businesswomen Awards, said, ‘This is the 10th year of these prestigious awards, and despite tough trading conditions businesses have faced over the past few years, these businesswomen have powered forwards. Our judging panel, all business experts, were impressed by the quality of the entrants. All our finalists are incredible examples of successful female entrepreneurs who have proved their success to our judges.’

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Gillian Jones-Williams

Gilian said ‘Last year I won Leader of the Year with the Women’s Business Club so this would be an exceptional accolade and I feel very honoured to be a finalist. 4 years ago in Lockdown we almost lost the entire business so it is great to be back on track and this demonstrates how far we have come.”

The Gala Awards night will be held at the Hilton Syon Park in London on 11th October 2024 when the Gold Winners of each category will be announced.

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