Shortlist revealed for Shine Awards

The shortlist for this year’s Shine Awards – designed to celebrate best female talent from the UK’s travel, tourism & hospitality sectors – has been announced ahead of the ceremony on 13 March. The Awards take place at the Italian Cultural Institute in London’s Belgrave Square with MP Shaun Woodward MP, Minister for Creative Industries and Tourism lined up as keynote speaker. “This is an opportunity to showcase what companies and organisations in our sector, large or small, are doing in order to obey this business imperative,” said Shine People and Places managing director Gaby Marcon. “Creating a diverse workplace by employing people from a wide range of backgrounds, ages and life experiences can make any company more competitive.” The shortlist in full: Business Woman of the Year – Large Enterprises (more than 250 employees) Amanda Wills, managing director, Virgin Holidays Sheena Darby, commercial and marketing manager, Future Travel Carolyn Moxon, UK managing director, Maxjet Airways Business Woman of the Year – SME (less than 250 Employees) Janice Weiner, managing director, Glaziers Hall Clare Tobin, managing director, Hayes and Jarvis Lindsay Whitmore, managing director, Mango Event Management Business Owner of the Year Shirley Edwards, director, Edwards and Blake Hazel Barry, managing director, H2K Sandra Murray, owner, Sandy Travel Young Achiever of the Year Helen Cahill, head of marketing, Carlson Wagonlit Travel Leigh Jenkins, general manager, New Park Manor Hotel and Spa Sally Collie, general manager, The Network Public Sector Woman of the Year Claire Hancer, England sales and trade marketing, Visit Britain Brigid Simmonds, chief executive, Business in Sport and Leisure Rosemary Morrison, progamme director, Hotel & Catering International Management Association Industry Expert of the Year Dr Rebecca Hawkins, consultant, Oxford Brookes University Brigid Simmonds chief executive, Business in Sport and Leisure Sue Kavanagh, human resources director, Carlson Wagonlit Travel Woman of the Year Sue Biggs, managing director, Kuoni Travel Vanessa Scott, owner, Strattons Hotel Fiona Jeffery, managing director, Reed Travel Exhibitions Company of the Year HotelShop UK Knock Travel

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