Rachel Boyle, founder and managing director of the ABC Magazine Group has won Business Woman of the Year 2012!
This hard fought category, sponsored by www.foxyladydrivers.com was one of the highlights at the prestigious Woman of the Year 2012 event held at the Hilton Avisford Park Hotel in Arundel, West Sussex last Friday.
Organised by Johnston Press Southern Events, in association with The Mumpreneurs Networking Club the evening was a great success with over 300 guests celebrating the success of local women in business, women in the home, women in the community - in fact, women everywhere.
"I am absolutely chuffed to bits to receive this award, particularly with such an impressive list of nominees. Women all over the country are now very strong in business with many finding the time and energy to run their businesses alongside their families. Like many women in business, I rely on a strong network of other mums to ensure that what we do at ABC Magazine is as accurate, correct and useful as it can be - thank you to you all."
Charlotte Plummer, from headline sponsor
The Body shop, said: “At The Body Shop, we believe that true beauty comes from the heart. For us, beauty is much more than a pretty face. It’s about looking good, feeling good and doing good. We make our products with love and care and we source some of the finest ingredients from the four corners of the globe, and we trade fairly so communities benefit as well as you.”
Founded by Dame Anita Roddick, successful business women and entrepreneur, The Body Shop has always had a special relationship with women. As well as supporting women in business, The Body Shop also runs campaigns on women’s issues and rights, including its ‘Activate Self Esteem’ programme and ‘Stop Violence in the Home’ campaign which raised over £4 million for partners who work to offer prevention, support and protection of women.
The Body Shop also works with a number of women-only co-operatives, through its Community Fair Trade programme, sourcing ingredients and accessories from marginalised communities across the globe. This provides predictable and regular income and the security and confidence for some women to develop their own businesses. The trade transforms their lives, their self-esteem and their voice in the community.
|Rachel Boyle (R) receiving her Business Woman of the Year Award 2012 from Nicky Chisholm (L) of the Mumpreneurs Networking Club|