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Anya Hindmarch, Helena Morrissey and Ruth Rogers Nominated for Business Woman Award

4th April 2012

Veuve Clicquot has announced the shortlist for its Business Woman Award. Anya Hindmarch, Helena Morrissey and Ruth Rogers are ‘shining examples of female entrepreneurship and business success.’
 
Anya Hindmarch is Founder of fashion house Anya Hindmarch; Helena Morrissey is CEO of Newton Investment Management and Ruth Rogers is Chef & Owner of The River Café.

Regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of female entrepreneurs and business leaders, the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award, now in its 40th year, celebrates entrepreneurial women who have made a significant contribution to business life in the UK. The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award nomination criteria are those ideals epitomised by Madame Clicquot: Entrepreneurship, financial success, Corporate Social Responsibility and acting as a role model.

Notable achievements of the finalists include Helena Morrissey’s groundbreaking 30% Club, which helps champion the issue of women on boards, Anya Hindmarch’s entrepreneurial story and global pioneering of her ‘I am not a plastic bag’ initiative which raised the issue of plastic bag usage amongst the public’s consciousness as well as the government’s agenda, and Ruth Rogers’ steady growing business, changing how we perceive, as well as cook, Italian food.

Carolyn McCall, previous winner of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award and current Panel member, noted: "The nominees for this year’s award are all great role models and have all the attributes that Veuve Clicquot looks for in its Business Woman Award. This award has played a vital role in recognising and celebrating women in business.”

The winner of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award will be announced at a high-profile Champagne reception at Claridge’s in London.

The Award’s 20-strong judging panel is comprised of business leaders, including Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive, easyJet, Jasmine Whitbread, CEO Save the Children, Duncan Bannatyne, Entrepreneur and Dragon, Caroline Michel, CEO, Peters, Frasers and Dunlop as well as Sian Westerman, MD, Rothschild and other key industry experts.

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