Monday, 7 October 2019

You can't win them all!

We announced a while ago that our director, Kirsty Rose Parker, was a finalist in the EVA awards 2019.

Sadly, she didn't win. The winner in her category was an amazing photographer; with national photography prizes under her belt and a London exhibition of her work, alongside articles in national newspapers.

"She also had some really great photographs of cows and how can you compete with that!" Kirsty explained.

However, Kirsty had a great night.

"Networking with so many inspirational women was fantastic. Just on my table was a lovely woman who had set up a charity, called Spoons, which supports families who have premature babies in hospitals. Kirsten, the founder, had a son who was born at 24 weeks and survived and is healthy and her experience of spending months with a baby in NICU had inspired her to help others who are in the same boat" Kirsty explained.

You can read more about the charity here - and Spoons was lucky enough to receive £1000 worth of donations on the night! How wonderful was that?

Also on Kirsty's table was the winner of the lifetime achievement inspirational woman; Susanna Lawson, who set up OneFile Ltd which is an online portfolio for apprentices, and which will support 1 million learners by 2020. You can read more about OneFile here.

Kirsty says "Susanna really was amazing, a very impressive businesswoman, I can see why she won such a fantastic award"

Overall, a good night was had by all!

Kirsty concludes; "to be a finalist - one of the last 45 women from over 1000 applicants/ nominees is still a pretty amazing feeling."