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The awards, which is in its seventh year, celebrates the entrepreneurial achievements of women throughout the business community in south west Wales, all of which accumulate in a glamourous annual awards ceremony. The first event, Women in Business Awards 2016, took place last week at the Swansea Marriott Hotel. The winners of the individual categories were announced, one of which was Alison Orrells who scooped the respected and highly coveted Woman of the Year Award.

Winner of the Women in Business Awards 2016


“As a company we have enjoyed continued success and substantial growth over the last decade and the number of our female clients has increased. We are seeing more and more women hold high profile and high level roles, and we now know of more female entrepreneurs than ever before. We feel it is no coincidence that this growth in business women has supported our growth,” said Alison Vickers, Partner at Bevan & Buckland.

The Women in Business Awards celebrates achievements across various categories including rising star of the year, growth & expansion award, new business start-up of the year, professional woman of the year, green award, innovation award, business mentor award, lifestyle business award and the lifetime achievement award. Bevan & Buckland hopes that by supporting the awards over the next three years they can not only celebrate the success of women but encourage the next generation of business women to have the confidence and belief that there are no limits to their achievements.

Alison added,
“Over the three years we would like to see our practice be recognised as being very supportive of business women – an accountant they can come to who will better understand the issues and challenges they face. We recognise the huge contribution women have already made to the local economy, and want to be seen as the accountants who have encouraged successful business women to become role models and mentors not only to young women entering business but to young men as well. Most importantly, and this is personal to me, I want to say a big thank you to all my female clients and employees – you are all doing fantastically well, keep up the good work!”

Harri Lloyd Davies, Partner at Bevan & Buckland concluded;
“Bevan and Buckland is delighted and honoured to be involved in this respected annual event that recognises and rewards the success of local business women and their contributions to the south west Wales economy.”