Fidget Design went south to Westminster when our guiding light Alison joined 8 other Cumbrian businesswomen for a day out with a difference.
All are Enterprise Vision Awards finalists representing the best in business, and they were taken on a tour of the Houses of Parliament by MP Tim Farron. The trip was organised by Alison who had written to Mr Farron.
The women have been shortlisted in a wide variety of categories: retail business, hospitality, small business, solo business, financial services, internet industry and creative industry. Their businesses range from local crafts, tasty treats and stunning accommodation to professional services. “Being a part of the EVA’s will help to raise the profile of these high quality female led businesses,” said founder organiser Coral Horn.
Said Mr Farron: “It was a real pleasure to meet these incredibly successful local businesswomen. We know that we have a fantastic pool of talent in Cumbria. As a county, it’s buzzing with creative individuals and entrepreneurs. I applaud the achievements of these businesswomen and will be supporting them all as they continue to shine a light on our very special corner of the UK. I have my fingers crossed for all of them for the final.”
Alison said: “The energy and enthusiasm from this group of ladies is fantastic. An amazing day surrounded by positive and inspiring people. And the Houses of Parliament tour was quite good too!”
The winners will be announced at a gala event in Blackpool on September 28.