Businesswomen from across the county have joined forces to support each other under the #TeamCumbria banner.
Cumbrian finalists in the 2019 Enterprise Vision Awards met at the Dome House in Bowness on Windemere. With its stunning views and beautiful interiors, the venue provided an inspirational setting for the Cumbrian campaign for EVAS success.
It was a chance for the women to get to know each other and to forge a plan of action to promote female entrepreneurship in Cumbria. By working together as a team they can pool resources and create greater opportunities to maximise their finalist status.
Copeland MP Trudy Harrison said: “It was wonderful to see women supporting other women and it was very inspiring to hear about so many entrepreneurs operating in Cumbria. The diversity of the businesses was a surprise and a celebration – an example to those around the county.”
Alison Magee-Barker of AJ Lakes said “Last year winning the Professional Services award at the EVAS gave me validation for what I was doing, the confidence to develop my business further. I wanted to inspire other like-minded ladies who were working hard in their businesses that they too could achieve the recognition of this outstanding award. I have organised a few events to help to bring this to life and give all the ladies a voice, recognition and to be highlighted in Cumbria as outstanding women in business, this is where #TeamCumbria was born. I am so proud of each and every one of them and hope this year we bring home more awards for Cumbria.”
In 2015, there were only three Cumbrian finalists at the EVAS. After facing fierce competition from applicants from across the North West, this year a record thirty-one women made it through to the finals.
#TeamCumbria is a thriving community determined to make an impact on the local economy. They are actively demonstrating that when women come together they are a force to be reckoned with.