Last Updated on: 6th December 2023, 08:49 am
Elizabeth Willetts, the innovative mind behind Investing in Women, has been honoured with the 2023 Services Industries Entrepreneur of the Year award for the South East region at The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
This prestigious award, renowned as a significant achievement in the entrepreneurial sector, saw over 5,000 applications this year, making it a highly competitive accolade.
A Notable Victory in a Competitive Arena
Securing a place on the shortlist itself is a commendable feat, considering the high standard of competitors. It accentuates the importance of Investing in Women’s victory. Former recipient, BrewDog’s James Watt, described winning as “better than winning the World Cup”. Steven Bartlett has equated the awards to “The Grammys of Entrepreneurship”, emphasising the event’s glamour and prestige.
The judging panel remarked: “A timely business that deserves to be highlighted. This accolade comes as a recognition of the outstanding work by Elizabeth and the entire team at Investing in Women, highlighting their dedication to supporting and empowering women in the business world.”
Francesca James, the founder of The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards, expressed: “I am thrilled to witness the extraordinary achievements of this year’s winners. Their success stories are a testament to the dynamic and innovative spirit that thrives within UK entrepreneurship. These inspiring entrepreneurs embody the creativity, determination, and passion that are at the heart of our nation’s business success. Their accomplishments not only celebrate their own journeys but also light the way for future generations of innovators and business leaders”.
Allica Bank’s CEO, Richard Davies, stated: “It has been a real honour to sponsor this year’s GBEA awards. Hearing the inspiring stories from this year’s winners really brings to life the important contribution British entrepreneurs make to our economy. At Allica, we couldn’t be more excited to see such a talented group of individuals making their mark in the business world, and we’ll be keeping a close eye on what they do next.”
Investing in Women, established by Elizabeth Willetts, is a trailblazing job board and recruitment agency. Since its inception at Elizabeth’s dining room table during the peak of the Covid pandemic in 2021, it has transformed the UK job market.
Launched with an aim to connect talented women, particularly mothers in their 30s and 40s, with progressive UK employers, Investing in Women has become a beacon of hope and opportunity. The platform focuses on offering flexible, work-from-home, and part-time roles, addressing the need for work-life balance.
Under Elizabeth’s guidance, Investing in Women has witnessed exponential growth, collaborating with numerous prestigious organisations across different sectors. It stands as a testament to empowering women to advance professionally without sacrificing their family or personal goals. The firm’s commitment to promoting workplace gender diversity and inclusivity has earned widespread praise and significantly impacted countless professionals in the UK.
The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards play a pivotal role in celebrating and supporting UK entrepreneurs at various stages of their business journey. With intense competition and a legacy of spotlighting businesses that turn into household names, the awards serve as a symbol of entrepreneurial excellence.