A pair of colourful characters from Chippenham have been nominated in the prestigious Forward Ladies National Awards.
Denise O’Leary, MD of Purpol Marketing, often collaborates with pal Alison Edgar – the Entrepreneurs Godmother – known for her bright pink branding.
Often working jointly with clients, as Pink and Purpol, they and experienced in providing business growth expertise as well as being export mentors.
Pink and Purpol have had joint previous award success too, taking home Business Service Provider of the Year at the Chippenham Business Awards earlier this year for their combined sales and marketing expertise.
Having previously been shared success, this time they have been shortlisted in separate categories. Purpol Marketing is shortlisted in the Start Up category, and the Entrepreneurial Godmother in the SME Emerging Category.
Sponsored by HSBC, Forward Ladies is one of the country’s leading organisations for the promotion of women in business, and the National Awards have become one of the most high profile and respects accolades for women.
“I am thrilled that Alison and I have been shortlisted in the Forward Ladies National Awards with many other worthy finalists. Being a female business leader it is important that we appreciate talent in others and support each other. We can all appreciate the joy and hardships that come with running our own businesses, so it is vital to support the successes,” said Denise.
Alison added: “Forward Ladies are National Awards and are a fantastic celebration of successful women throughout the UK, Denise and I are so excited to be celebrating another fantastic year in business, not just for us but for all business women in the UK, we hope to empower other women to join us.”
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on September 15.