West Country Women

West Country Women

I was  delighted to be invited to celebrate being a West Country Women Award-winner recently and share my experiences.

Alexis Bowater OBE interviewed Sarah Newberry from the YMCA, Francesca Hampshaw from Peaky Digital. and I in a Podcast at Fresh Air Studios.  We discussed what being award winners means to us, our stories and our inspirations. 

Some of the highlights of the discussion included how I felt when I won my award. It was (and still is!) a real honour and a compliment to be recognised in these prestigious awards! > 

We also discussed why lived experiences are so important.  I loved my old job as a police officer and leaving the police after 24 years of service was such a big challenge for me.  Nowadays I’m grateful to be able apply my knowledge and expertise to my safeguarding training and consultancy >

If you’d like to view the full West Country Women Podcast – Episode 1 is here >

I was also delighted to attend an awards lunch where I was interviewed by the BBC about my experiences as a West Country Women in business.  You can listen to the interview here > 

Nominations are open for 2023 please use this link to vote >

This year there is a collection of 16 categories and it’s not just about business, this is a celebration of everybody’s business.  Nominations must be in by August 25th and you need to complete an application by September 1st. The applications will then be sent to Judges to shortlist ready for the Semi Final, this is not a public vote.

Photography by Poppy Jakes

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