Glittering night at First Ladies Awards

More than 300 guests see female achievers receive business honours

Inspirational female achievers across Birmingham and Solihull were among the winners at the fifth Ladies First Professional Development Network Business Awards. More than 300 guests came together at Coombe Abbey, Coventry for the glittering ceremony which, for the first time, also included four new categories celebrating the Creative Arts. The event also raised £2,300 for two Midlands charities – Surviving Bereavement, run by Balsall Common’s Tracey McAtamney, and Coventry Foodbank.


1 Tracey McAtamney, Collen Fletcher MP, Sandra Godley

2 Libby Wilson (Excellence In Education winner), Leia Welland, Kerrie Bowers

3 Leanne Horne (Rising Star Award), Jo Meakin

4 Jemma Paterson, Helen Bolus, Hayley Matiya

5 Karen Jones (Inspirational Woman Award)

6 Catherine Williamson (Woman of Achievement winner), Nikki Reid

7 Helen Benussi (Family Business winner), Kelsey Seymour

8 Marcia Lewinson (Achieves For Charity Award), Lisa Devine