Enterprising Women Awards

We celebrated being a finalist in The Social Commitment Awards on Friday evening at Derby Cricket Club. Facilitated by the East Midlands Chamber, the event celebrated the huge amount of talent that exists in the world of business across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.

Thank you to Kerry Bently CEO of DBC Training, Liz Barnes Vice Chancellor at Staffordshire University, Mandy Evans  Senior Specialist at Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK Ltd, Katrina Woodward – Strategic Partnership Manager (Construction & Sustainability) at Nottingham Trent University and Nicola Swaney – Outreach Manager Rolls-Royce for joining Learn by Design at the celebration event.

Colleagues from Learn by Design who attended the event: Louise Curd – Director of Programmes, Lisa Amos – Office and Finance Manager, Liz Clutton – NCS Engagement Manager and Emma Wallbank – Digital Marketing Manager.

Louise Curd – Director of Programmes at Learn by Design said:

“We are lucky to work with talented women in business every single day. We are thrilled to have been nominated and supported by our network. Huge congratulations to all the winners of the evening.”

Support for Derbyshire YMCA

On the night, we were thrilled to raise £275 for Derbyshire YMCA to support their continued work with homeless young people in the area.


Congratulations to the winners, who are celebrated on social media here

Winners: Emma Brealey(Business Woman of the Year), Zinthiya Ganeshpanchan (Social Commitment Award), Kirsty from Penny Price Aromatherapy (Apprentice of the Year), Tracey Hallam from Hope Against Cancer (Female Employee of the Year), Cassandra Davison (Female Entrepreneur of the Year), PRIMARY LIVE LIMITED (Team of the Year) and THE ADVENTURE SERVICE LTD (Small Business of the Year). A huge thank you to our sponsors: Pick Everard, Hastings Direct, Derby College, Smallman & Son Ltd, Leicester Racecourse Ltd, Leicester Tigers, Belmont Hotel, Cactus Images Limited, Mercia Image Limited, Purpose Media (UK) Ltd, Cross Productions Limited & The Conference Works. EMC who supported the event: Sanjib Sahota, Caitlin Chester, Laurie Wootton, James Stone and Alison Gray.