Venus Women Awards National Finals 2015. The awards took place at the lovely Hand Picked Audleys Wood Hotel Basingstoke. Audleys Wood is a very impressive venue one I have had the pleasure at photographing at on many occasions before corporate events and weddings but today found myself enjoying the hotel as a quest rather than a professional photographer. So today was the national finals which was a exclusive brunch with winners from each region coming together and celebrating, with the added excitement of awards for the overall winners for each category being crowned National Finalist. The room was packed with the most impressive business women from each region which it was a great pleasure to have so many people come together to celebrate Women in Business. There were some very touching stories from the day and had to hold back a few tears but hopefully together we can make a difference in the future. So people were making speeches today and thanking teams and loved ones and it got me thinking what would be my favourite quote to share and one sprung straight to mind so here my quote for the day;
“Here’s to the crazy one, the misfits the rebels,the troublemakers the round pegs in the square holes the ones that see things differently. They’re not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo. you can quote them, disagree with them, glorify them or verify them. About the only thing you can’t not do is ignore them. Because the change things. They imagine. They invent. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward maybe they have to be crazy…. How else can you stare at a empty canvas and see a work or art? or sit in silence and hear a song thats never been written? or gazed a red planet and see a laboratory on wheel?… and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius because the people crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do” (Steve jobs/apple).
The very gorgeous Tara Howard the founder of the awards has really put the Venus Women Awards on the map and hosted the awards today a fantastic day, really looking forward to seeing what happens in the future. So I won Venus Awards for Home Based Business for Southampton and has the pleasure of being joined by 7 other great home-based business in other regions. Not taking home the National Home-based business award but a very well deserved Kerry from Stand up Marketing, Charity Chuckle went home with this award today. However it was really nice to meet my fellow Home-based business winners from different regions and hopefully we will all work together in the near future.
Well on a little bit of a bias note supporting the girls from Southampton a huge congratulations to the lovely Katy The Pink Party Box Company and Pam from Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity on winning a National Finalist Award so brilliant I could not help myself and take pictures and join in being a photographer. So due to having ants in my pants and my professional camera in my handbag I had to take pictures from today sorry professional Venus Award Photographer it’s just a bug can not help it, love taking pictures so here is a selection of photographs from the day celebrating all those amazing business women out there involved in Venus Awards 2014/2015. I have supported the Venus Awards as a photographer for the last three years so nice this year to have a break look forward to being apart of the Venus Women’s Award team next year.
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