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If I was to describe myself, I don’t think I would choose the word Wonderful. Only because it’s quite feminine and for those who 79e74955-d127-4106-8fe0-fdb7ccaf4e3b-largeknow me, you’d happily see me with a pint and screaming at Liverpool FC (years and years of frustration this has caused me!). So when my boss was informed of the Wonderful Worcestershire Women Awards, I wasn’t sure I would get anywhere, especially with the fantastic talent that we have in the county. 

After a very long and busy week at work back in February, I settled down to my Friday evening with a Gin & Tonic and received a phone call from Wonderful Worcestershire Women (WWW). The public vote had been running for some time with my colleagues and others supporting/promoting me on social media and other means. So when I was informed I’d got through to the next round, I was in complete shock. With our company being in tender period, a launch of a new service, an expansion of products and juggling my studies, the awards had slipped my mind.

A few weeks back, I was invited to present to the WWW judges. Although I have done presentations and meetings for my job, promoting myself doesn’t sit particularly well with me. To be honest, I find it slightly embarrassing. Meeting with Sarah Mayo-Evans of Peach Recruitment (one of the founders), she put me at ease, asked questions about work and informed me it was now my turn. The judges were so welcoming and the nerves started to disappear. I managed to get through my speech and felt more comfortable as they asked an array of questions about my current job and my future.

Now the announcement has been made and I’m really looking forward to the awards ceremony at the end of April. What Sarah Mayo-Evans and Julia Williams of Premier Places (the other founder) have done is brilliant and a great acknowledgement to all of the business women in Worcestershire. Congratulations to all of those that were nominated and good luck to those that have made it through to the judges round.

I am INCREDIBLY grateful for those that have voted and supported me, without those I couldn’t have made it this far! Fingers crossed.

For more information, visit Wonderful Worcestershire Women

Keep posted on my year. For regular updates, follow me on Twitter @No1_apprentice

Victoria x

Higher Apprentice and Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year 2015

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