CEO Teresa Scott crowned Business Woman of the Year at prestigious national awards
On March 4, Teresa Scott of Kennedy Scott was crowned Business Woman of the Year at the annual Network She Foundation International Women’s Day Awards 2016 held in Llandudno, North Wales.
Teresa who won the award on her birthday is CEO of Kennedy Scott, last year the company was chosen by the government as one of four national pan-disability providers of its new Specialist Employability Support programme for the disabled. With an estimated 50,000 people helped into jobs as a result of her work.
This year’s event was the biggest ever, held at Venue Cymru with an audience well in excess of 200 business leaders and dignitaries, featuring winners across 14 awards categories.
The glittering gala dinner included a hilarious turn from comedian Suzy Bennett, singer Chris James, emerging pop girl band Office Girls, and was hosted by leading business guru Kate Hardcastle.
Network She Foundation a full registered charity supporting women and young people from across the country, giving them access to skills, confidence and networks that they need to become successful individuals.
Foundation founder Ruth Lloyd-Williams said the event had been a resounding success and she congratulated all the winners and shortlisted finalists, including Teresa.
“Teresa thoroughly deserved her award and I’m absolutely delighted for her, and on her birthday too”
“The judges said it was one of the toughest years they’ve faced in terms of deciding winners. Like Teresa, every one of the winners and finalists and the many more who entered had such inspirational stories to tell.
“I’m just so pleased that Network She can shine a spotlight on these women and young people whose amazing achievements might otherwise go unnoticed by many.”
The awards coincide with International Women’s Day (Tuesday 8 March), an annual event in the international calendar celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Ruth added: “We set out this year to create the biggest, most glamorous occasion yet and we certainly achieved that. Suzy was so much fun, Kate was a great host, Chris was wonderful during dinner and Office Girls brought a glitzy, party atmosphere to the evening.
“It was a terrific evening of celebration filled with wonderful people; a fitting tribute to the many inspirational women and young people we have the privilege of meeting.”