2015 Vitalise Women of the Year Awards – Finalists announced

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Six women have been nominated as finalists in the 2015 Vitalise Women of the Year Awards coming from a variety of walks of life – print and publishing, engineering, fashion and lifestyle, education, and specialised exotic animal care and management – representing the great breadth of contributions being made by women in society.

The Awards celebration is being held 9th October, 2015, at the NEC Hilton Metropole Birmingham in a ceremony involving over 500 women, Covent Garden Style shopping, a HOBBS LONDON fashion show, with funds being raised for Revitalise, Alzheimers Research UK and Tomorrow’s People. Now in its 33rd year the Women of the Year Awards have contributed over £500,000 to these causes.

Keynote speakers include Baroness Karren Brady CBE, small business adviser, Conservative Party, and Vice Chairman, West Ham United FC, and Michelle Mone, OBE, Founder, Ultimo.

Beverley Nielsen, Director Corporate Affairs at Birmingham City University and recently appointed Director, Institute for Design and Economic Acceleration, Idea Birmingham, has been named as one of six finalists for the prestigious 2015 Vitalise Women of the Year Awards.

“It is a great surprise and an honour to have been included amongst this  talented and highly respected group,” said Beverley. “Through our work at Birmingham City University in developing Birmingham Made Me and Idea Birmingham, we have been bringing together our emerging entrepreneurial talent with the many innovative, dynamic brand-led and creative engineering businesses across the Midlands. We are showcasing the ingenuity and design that fuels our economy and promoting the many achievements that have led to a surge in export growth and productivity.

“The Vitalise Women of the Year Awards is doing great work at helping younger women coming into work see just how many opportunities exist for them, along with the many ways in which the contributions of women are being celebrated and applauded,” said Beverley Nielsen.

Finalists, 2015 Vitalise Women of the Year Awards

Laura Claxton, Claxton Engineering Services Ltd
Beverley Nielsen, Birmingham City University
Dr Sharon Redrobe, Twycross Zoo
Jo Stroud, Fabulous Collections Ltd
Terrye Teverson, KCS Trade Print Ltd
Sharon Walpole, Walpole Media Group Ltd