Pink Link MD Scoops National Award


The Pink Link Ltd’s Managing Director, Vicki Davenport, has won a national ‘Women in Business Award’, sponsored by HSBC and organised by Forward Ladies.

After winning the Inspiring leader award at the regional finals in October, Vicki attended the national final at the Royal Armouries which took place in Leeds on Thursday 1st December and was awarded with the National Inspiring Leader of the Year Award.

Vicki’s role at The Pink Link Ltd encompasses management, sales, marketing, administration, HR, financial and commercial focus, but it is her leadership and organisational skills, attention to detail and the aspiration to provide the best possible distribution company for both employees and customers that are the driving forces behind her success.

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.

“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 were 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 commented on her win: “I am absolutely thrilled and very proud to have won this prestigious Forward Ladies Award for inspiring leader and to be recognised as an inspiration to others is a great honour. Over the last 25 years I have been supported by some fabulous people – so thank you to everyone at The Pink Link for their wonderful support and this award is recognition of their hard work and success.”