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EVA Awards finalist, Susan Robinson, flies the flag for Cumbria

Sue Robinson

[S]usan Robinson, owner of award-winning Cumbrian family business, Nanny Brow, is a finalist at the prestigious Enterprise Vision Awards (EVA). Shortlisted in the ‘Hospitality Business’ section, Susan was selected as one of only seven finalists in the category, despite judges receiving hundreds of applications from businesses across the North-West in the hospitality business category alone.

The Enterprise Vision Awards, now in its eighth year, celebrates female enterprise and the accomplishments and success of businesswomen throughout the North West. It is the largest ‘female-only’ awards ceremony outside of London and welcomes hundreds of savvy ladies to its Blackpool-based event each year. This year’s ceremony will take place on 28th September at the Winter Gardens.

The award nominations and wins are rapidly stacking up for Susan, who, in 2017, picked up no less than five award wins (‘Best Guest Accommodation in England’ by AA, Editor’s Choice Award ‘Room with a View’, from The Good Hotel Guide 2018, ‘Family Business of the Year’ at the E3 Business Awards and ‘Best Place to Stay’ and ‘Best Boss’ at the Bay Living Awards).

2018 has gotten off to a similarly successful start after taking the runners-up position for Family Business United’s ‘Family Business of the Year Award’ for the North and Northern Ireland, in London in June, and being shortlisted in the E3 Business Awards’ ‘Outstanding Women in Business’ category – the only finalist in the county – to be announced on 12th July.

Prior to attending the awards ceremony for the EVA awards, Susan will move onto the final stage of the process, which includes a presentation and interview with the judges, in Blackpool, in August.

“For the hospitality business category, the judges were looking for a high calibre of customer service, good quality product and excellent standards; all the things that Nanny Brow has become renowned for,” says Susan. “We know this is a really tough category in a really tough event. The EVA’s are one of the most prestigious awards across our region, so I am personally delighted to have been chosen as a finalist from such a huge number of accomplished women. Fingers crossed I can bring this trophy back to Cumbria!”

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