The Pink Link Ltd’s Sales and Commercial Director, Vicki Davenport, has been honoured in the national Women in Business Awards 2016, sponsored by HSBC and organised by Forward Ladies.
Vicki became the Inspiring Leader in the regional final of the awards held in Newcastle upon Tyne. The Pink Link Ltd specialises in the express distribution of small consignments of palletised freight throughout the UK and Europe. From a heavy debt in 1991 the company now has a healthy profit, has implemented new procedures and moved to purpose built premises.
Now in its seventh year, the Awards have grown from being purely regional into one of the most prestigious events in the national calendar for professional women. Forward Ladies, founded in 1999, supports women in their professional lives and celebrates and champions the role of women in the workplace.
Griselda Togobo, MD of Forward Ladies said: “This has been a fantastic year for women; we continue to start, grow and run high profile successful companies. We have been surprised and delighted by the number and calibre and diversity of the applications we have received, and look forward to celebrating their success.
“The award categories are a reflection not only of the types of businesses with which women are involved but also industries which need to attract and encourage young women to join for future growth and prosperity.”
Debra White Regional Director of Small Businesses for HSBC and Awards judge, and who presented the trophies said: “There was an impressive number of high-calibre entries this year, highlighting the quality of talented businesswomen we have in the UK. These entrants are the future entrepreneurs of our country, with the Forward Ladies event showcasing the best Britain has to offer. HSBC will be providing support to help these businesses prosper and thrive in the long term.”
Vicki will now be invited to appear before a live judging interview panel in November, followed by the national final in Leeds on 1 December.
Good luck Vicki!