In a momentous event that celebrated the achievements of remarkable women across various industries, the Great British Businesswoman Awards recently announced its 23 winners following the shortlisting of over 200 finalists. The selection process, overseen by an esteemed judging panel featuring luminaries such as Romy Desmarais of Harrods, Chalene Hanson of Burberry, Rav Bumbra of Cajigo, Asif Sadiq MBE of Warner Bros. Discovery, and Samidha Anand from Caterpillar, ensured a meticulous and comprehensive assessment of each nominee.
The winners were unveiled during a glamorous ceremony held at the prestigious Leonardo Royal Hotel, offering a breath-taking backdrop of St Paul’s Cathedral. Among the distinguished victors, Sponsored by Stella, this marked the third annual iteration of the Great British Businesswoman Awards, a program that passionately champions the accomplishments of women leading across diverse sectors.
The ceremonious evening, elegantly hosted by Dani Wallace, Managing Director of I am the Queen Bee, provided an inspiring platform for connections and celebrations among the attendees and finalists. Noteworthy speeches from the Awards Founder, Niki Dowdall, and last year's Great British Businesswoman of the Year, Beth Knight, added a touch of significance to the occasion.
Sadie Restorick - Woman of the Year Award Winner
Sadie Restorick, the Co-Founder of Wellity Global, recently achieved a remarkable milestone by securing two prestigious titles at the Great British Businesswoman Awards. In an evening filled with anticipation and glamour, Sadie was not only honoured with the Role Model of the Year award but also emerged as the overall Woman of the Year. These accolades recognise her outstanding leadership, innovation, and dedication, underscoring Sadie's significant impact on the business landscape.
The Role Model of the Year award celebrates Sadie's inspirational journey, providing a shining example for aspiring women in business. Her ability to overcome challenges, coupled with her commitment to fostering a supportive and empowering environment, makes Sadie a beacon of inspiration for professionals across various industries. Additionally, being named the overall Woman of the Year solidifies Sadie's position as an exemplary figure in the business community, highlighting her exceptional contributions and leadership qualities. At Wellity, we are immensely proud of Sadie's achievements, and her success serves as a testament to our organisation's commitment to excellence and empowerment under her visionary leadership.
Great British Businesswoman Woman of the Year and Co-Founder of Wellity Global, Sadie Restorick, said:
"Being crowned the winner of this prestigious award is a moment I will cherish forever. Whilst I am endlessly proud of the work, we do at Wellity Global, this award goes beyond the collective achievements of our organisation and fills me with a deep sense of personal pride in myself and my own journey through adversity and trauma.
It will serve as a constant reminder of my strength and resilience, marking the unique path that has led me to become the confident businesswoman I am today.
I share this honour with my incredible team and that my story inspires other women on their individual journeys, serving as a testament to the fact that we can rewrite the scripts of our lives and propel our destinies forward—not in spite of our past, but driven by the strength it has forged within us.”
The Great British Businesswoman Awards Winners 2024
Banking and Finance Businesswoman Award: Catherine Wright, HSBC
Construction Businesswoman of the Year Award: Sophia Stylianou, AECOM
Consumer Goods Businesswoman of the Year Award: Lucy Litwack, Coco de Mer
Engineering & Manufacturing Businesswoman of the Year Award: Claire Clark, Seinso
Creative Businesswoman of the Year Award: Cecilia Righini, Studio Lutalica
Entrepreneurial Businesswoman of the Year Award: (two winners) 1. Lethina Bishop, The DPO Centre 2. Hannah Strawbridge, Han Law Co
Food and Drink Businesswoman of the Year Award: Katerina Hayes, Naked Kimichi & Co
Media Businesswoman of the Year Award: Georgina Hurcombe, Pop Paper City
Male Advocate of the Year Award: Lee Chambers, Essentialise
Social Enterprise Businesswoman of the Year Award: Anna Fiorentini, Anna Fiorentini Performing Arts School
Technology Businesswoman of the Year Award: Jade Cohen, Qualis Flow
Telecoms Businesswoman of the Year Award: Nektaria Efthymiou, BT
Transport and Logistics Businesswoman of the Year Award: Jacqueline O’Donovan OBE, O’Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd
Utilities Businesswoman of the Year Award: Sharon Sage, EDF
Young Businesswoman of the Year: Laura Abraham, The Grown-up School
Diversity Initiative of the Year Award: Aviva
Game Change in Sport Award: Emily Frazer, Matchroom Sport
Female Ambassador of the Year Award: Kasia Wokiechowska, Peregrine (formally Capita)
Rising Star Award: Megan Stachini, Intrinsic MA Limited
Role Model of the Year Award: Sadie Restorick, Wellity Global
Support Network of the Year: Queens in Business
Team of the Year Award: BT Data Legal Compliance & Assurance Team
Woman of the Year Award: Sadie Restorick, Wellity Global
A heartfelt thank you to the Great British Businesswoman Series for recognising and honouring the amazing individuals from different industries and backgrounds. Being in the midst of so many inspirational and empowering women and advocates all in one place is truly inspiring.
This gathering served as a powerful reminder of the incredible impact women can have when they come together to support and celebrate each other’s successes. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners who continue to break barriers and pave the way for a more inclusive and empowering future.
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