Over 300 Variety corporate supporters, prominent women in business, entrepreneurs and philanthropists joined together on Tuesday 21st November to celebrate incredible women in business at the second Variety Catherine Awards.

Media personality, June Sarpong MBE, hosted the awards with entertainment provided by one of the world’s most famous touring companies; Ballet Central followed by a performance by the charismatic London Essentials.

Barclays were headline supporter of the awards with London Evening Standard as media perter and YourGoodSkin as beauty partner.

The Variety Catherine Award’s enlisted the help of a number of inspiring and successful business women to judge these nominees. Judges included Coffee Republic co-founder, Sahar Hashemi; Barclays HR Director, Lynne Atkin and the CEO of Innovate Finance, Charlotte Crosswell.

This year’s coveted Barclay’s Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Inga Beale DBE, a British businesswoman and Lloyd’s of London’s first female CEO.

The winners on the night were.

  • The YourGoodSkin Rising Star Award 2017
  • Sue McLean
  • The London Evening Standard Entrepreneurial Spirit Award 2017
  • Natalie Campbell
  • The Palace Capital plc Finance and Banking Award 2017
  • Marisa Drew
  • The Crowe Clark Whitehill Professional Services Award 2017
  • Carrie Tucker
  • The Fiat Entertainment and Media Award 2017
  • Shamim Sarif
  • The Two Chicks Design and Art Award 2017
  • Emily Byron MBE
  • The ACI UK Science and Technology Award 2017
  • Jacqueline de Rojas
  • The Bickenhall Consulting Retail and Fashion Award 2017
  • Lucy Choi
  • The Allenby Capital Inspirational Award 2017
  • Kanya King MBE

The event was inspirational for many guests attending and raised a significant amount for many sick, disabled and disadvantaged children across the UK.

Left to right.
Lucy Choi, Company: Lucy Choi London
Carrie Tucker, Company: Weybourne Limited (Dyson Family Office)
Emily Byron MBE, Company: New London Performing Arts Centre / Byron’s Management
Ken V Loughnan AO, President, Variety – the Children’s Charity International
Kanya King, Company: MOBO Organisation
Pamela Sinclair, Co-chair of Variety Catherine Awards
Inga Beale DBE, CEO of the Lloyd’s of London
Neil Sinclair, Co-chair of Variety Catherine Awards
Shamim Sarif, Company: Enlightenment Productions Ltd
Sue McLean, Company: Baker McKenzie
Host of Variety Catherine Awards, June Sarpong MBE