Voting has nearly closed to the public in two categories in this year’s Portsmouth Venus Awards in association with Peter Cooper Motor Group.
The News is sponsoring the public vote category of Customer Service Award.
The awards celebrate the vital contribution that women in business make to the local, regional, and national economy, and are unique in that anyone can nominate a friend, client or family member.
Continuing their association for a fourth year, Heart FM is sponsoring the enormously popular public vote category of Business Mother of the Year.
Video clips of the 26 semi-finalists in both categories can now be viewed online and voted for by the public on the Venus Awards website at venusawards.co.uk/portsmouth.
Voting closes at midnight tonight.
The names of the three semi-finalists in each category who have received the most public votes will be revealed along with other categories at the finalists announcement on Tuesday, March 22 at the Langstone, Portsmouth.
The final ceremony and gala dinner will be held at The Pyramids on Friday, May 6.
The Venus Awards were set up in Dorset in 2009 by Tara Howard to recognise the hard work, effort and skill it takes women to successfully juggle business with other commitments.
The semi-finalists are:
Heart FM Business Mother of the Year
Nicola Tomkinson – Sweet-Creation Ltd
Karen Knibbs – University of Portsmouth
Lorraine Pink – Portsmouth Cultural Trust
Charlie Reilly – The Reilly Enterprise
Tracie Sharp – Grosvenor Casino Gunwharf Quays
Maxine Fitzgerald – Amour Recruitment
Emma Hime –Beat the Bullies
Adel Kaseke – Curvyswan
Simone Hadley – Eliza Rose
Abbie Curtis – Amoir Camera
Tricia Lyons – Marvels and Meltdowns
Nikki Shepherd – ENJO UK
Zara Hogg – Wilkins Kennedy LLP
The News Portsmouth Customer Service Award
Katrina Willis – Beautiful Bells
Rachel Hannon – Landport Community Centre
Tiffany Eneas – MSE Fitness
Kelly Louise Jordan – Charmaine of Southsea
Amy Richardson – Changes Clinic of Excellence
Lesley Wranksome – Lesley Wranksome CMB-Solent
Heather Barrie – Harrie’s Coffee
Elisa Mott – Shake Your Glass
Katie Fairhall – Katie Bakes
Kelly Shaw – k:SPA
Sharon Bannister – Shazbaz Designs
Alexis Trowbridge – Clean Ear Clinic
Rhoda Joseph – Cascades Shopping Centre