Last Friday Rachel, Julia and Ally took a trip to attend the Regional Finals of the Forward Ladies Women In Business Awards at the Thistle Hotel Marble Arch in London's West End.
Forward Ladies is a brilliant organisation set up in 1999, which seeks to unlock the potential in professional women across the country, as well as across business types from small start-ups to multi-national companies.
Six years on it has become one of the highest profile accolades which recognises the huge contribution of women in the world of business.
The South East regional finals saw 36 female leaders compete across 8 categories from "Rising Star" to "Lifetime Achievement". At the event there were a vast aray of women to inspire our ladies, from a plethora of different backgrounds, including some amazing guest speakers.
Rachel was nominated for the Retail Business of the Year award and we are utterly thrilled to say...
SHE WON IT!!
Yes! Rachel has been chosen by the Forward Ladies committee as a winner. We are all really proud of her - she thoroughly deserves the recognition and to be named amongst such a talented group of women is a real honour. Plus, we now have a lovely purple glass bowl taking pride of place in the office!
The next stage of the Awards is for Rachel to attend a live session with the judging panel in Leeds on 4th November before the Grand Final on 20th November.
Rachel - from all of us: