The First Women Awards are a celebration of the achievements of women in business. They afford recognition to women working in a number of sectors, including those where women are hugely under-represented such as engineering, manufacturing and technology.
The awards, now in their 13th year, are an opportunity to recognise the huge contribution of professionals business leaders throughout the UK. These inspiring women are successfully challenging the status quo and paving the way for the next generation of female business leaders.
“Over 13 years we have recognised an elite group of trailblazing women from every corner of British life, from manufacturing to media, from finance to public services and from engineering to retail. These are all women leading the way in their respective fields while inspiring the next generation, so huge congratulations to all the finalists.” Amy Carrol, First Women
It was glittering black tie event held at the Hilton Bankside hotel and hosted by comedian Lucy Porter. Unfortunately, Hayley was unable to attend the evening so Epos Now’s Head of Projects, Sam Notley and Content Writer, Erin Heenan proudly attended on Hayley's behalf.
There were 8 talented finalists in Hayleys category, all of whom were “breaking new ground and scaling huge ladders in the business service industry.” Hayley was selected as a winner for her outstanding contribution to the business. She was commended for her work growing the organisation, from managing a team of 4 to expanding the business to America in just 4 short years.
On hearing the news Hayley, was stunned into silence (which is unheard of!). She expressed regret at not being able to attend the awards in person and was truly honoured the judges had selected her story.
“I am truly shocked and humbled to have won the women in business services award. A huge thank you to my amazing team and my best friend and CEO, Jacyn Heavens. This has been an amazing journey and I have loved every second of it. Well done to all the shortlisted ladies! It’s an honour to share this platform with you!” Hayley Johnson, Epos Now COO