Winners of the 2020 Women Leaders awards join MKBLP as associate members

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The winners from this year’s Women Leaders Awards demonstrated the eclectic mix of innovative work being driven by women in Milton Keynes today. So we are delighted, once again, that an overwhelming majority of the winners have accepted MKBLP’s offer of an associate membership.

We would like to congratulate once again, MKBLP’s Board Director, Lucy Gallois for winning the Digital & Technology category and also welcome the following winners to MKBLP:

  • Dr Clare Butler Ellis, Silsoe Spray Applications Unit Ltd, winner of the engineering, Science and Maths award
  • Hanayyah Sutton, Santander, winner of the Emerging Leader award
  • Carly Wilford, DJ, Presenter and co-founder of dance music collective SISTER, winner of the Music & Entertainment award
  • Kelly Garner, Thames Valley Police, winner of the Public Services award
  • Sarah Thorne, Metropolitan Police, winner of the Professional Services award
  • Lorraine Lewis, The Lewis Foundation, winner of the Community Impact Volunteer award
  • Nicola Bell, Victims First Specialist Service, winner of the Community Impact Employed award
  • Kate Chadwick, MK Gallery, winner of the Arts, Culture & Creative Industries award
  • Melanie Owen, CifyFibre, winner of the Manufacturing & Construction award
  • Ashanti Akabusi, VirtuBrands, winner of the Entrepreneur award 

MKBLP considers the Women Leaders Awards to be an extremely important initiative, and this is the second year that we have made the offer of a complimentary associate membership to winners. A move which is unanimously voted for by the MKBLP board.

As always, entrants to the Women’s Leaders awards are an extremely talented group who embody the qualities of the Milton Keynes business community. And it is these women who will play a vital role in the ongoing, sustainable growth of our city. We are delighted that they are joining us and while we continue to host our events online, we very much look forward to meeting each of them in person in 2021 when we can, hopefully, revive our face-to-face programme of events. 

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