The ‘Working Women’s Oscars’ makes its return

Winners of the NatWest Hampshire Venus Awards 2017 ''Picture: Jack Valpy -
Winners of the NatWest Hampshire Venus Awards 2017 ''Picture: Jack Valpy -
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WINNERS of the Hampshire Venus Awards 2017 have been announced.

Finalists, sponsors and over 350 guests attended the ceremony and gala dinner on November 11.

The event, sponsored by Peter Cooper Motor Group and Wightlink, was held at The Spark, Southampton Solent University.

More than 15,000 nominations were received when the competition, what Channel 4 dubbed ‘The Working Women’s Oscars’, launched in April.

The ceremony celebrates the contribution women make in business to the local, regional and national economy.

Marketing manager Karen Clarkson accepted the award for Company of the Year on behalf of Warner Goodman.

Karen said: ‘While we were collating the information for our award entry, we were so pleased to see the success women have had in our business. Over two thirds of our employees are women, four out of six of our business heads are women, 20 out of 24 Associates are women, and there are many more examples.

‘While the awards celebrate women in business, as a firm we truly believe in equality for all, ensuring our opportunities for development are available to all our employees.’