The Best Business Women Awards have announced their finalists today for 2018. The business world is full of talented and dedicated female entrepreneurs who not only run successful businesses but, in many cases, also juggle the needs of their families. The Best Business Women Awards are designed to recognise the achievement of those women across a wide range of business categories and is open to any female business owner UK wide.
Local businesswoman Kerryanne Wilde from Shap, Cumbria has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Community Champion. CERT UK a crisis, emergency and disaster response charity, set up during the height of Storm Desmond in response to the devastating floods. CERT UK diversified in September 2016, to include those who were homeless, those fleeing domestic violence, veterans, those being released from prison and anyone who is deemed to be in crisis or emergency.
Debbie Gilbert, organiser of The Best Business Women Awards said ‘Now in our 4th year we have seen the number of entries triple since we launched. The standard of our finalists is exceptionally high. We are delighted to receive entries from female entrepreneurs from throughout the UK, from women who are real trailblazers in their industry. This is a tough competition judged by business experts. To be a finalist is a major achievement. Finalists have been selected for their business acumen, determination, creativity and tenacity. Almost 90% of start-ups fail in the first 3 years and all our finalists are all shining examples of being successful entrepreneurs who have proved their success to our judges.’
Kerryanne Wilde – Founder and CEO of CERT UK said “I am overwhelmed with the news that I have been shortlisted for this award. It recognises the hard work, effort and selflessness which I have personally contributed to the formation, running and promotion of CERT UK. That aside, it does not detract from the amazing work of the many volunteers which have stepped forward and continue to volunteer, who without CERT UK would have ceased to exist. Volunteers are and always will be the backbone of all that CERT UK achieves and the caring, empathetic, responsible and trustworthy attitude and approach of all is second to none.”
The gala final of The Best Business Women Awards will be held on 11th October 2018 at Tewin Bury Farm, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, the winners will be announced at the final.