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The 2018 NatWest everywoman Award winners announced

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The UK's leading awards programme for women in business announce the winners for the prestigious NatWest everywoman Awards 2018

Now in their 16th year, the NatWest everywoman Awards celebrate the success of Britain's top female entrepreneurs at all stages of their journey – from innovative start-ups to established multi-million pound organisations – and this year's winners have just been announced.

From the founders of international multi-million-pound empires to those spearheading social enterprises for the greater good, the 2018 winners are the role models whose success will inspire the next generation of female entrepreneurs. You can view the full list of fantastic role models here.

This year’s winners were selected by some of the UK’s top businesswomen in a rigorous judging process, including Chrissie Rucker OBE (The White Company), Rosaleen Blair CBE (Alexander Mann Solutions), Poonam Gupta OBE (PG Paper Company) and Fashion Designer Melissa Odabash.

The overall 2018 NatWest everywoman Award was presented to Karen Emanuel, the CEO of Key Production, a creative agency that produces personalised products for the music industry (and now other industries) including vinyl pressing, CD manufacturing, DVD replication and bespoke packaging. Karen successfully operates four other businesses, with a combined turnover of £16 million.

Speaking about the winners, Karen Gill MBE, Co-founder at everywoman, comments “Each year, we discover more women whose success stories are a true inspiration across various industries – from technology and engineering to fashion and beauty. This year’s winners are among the women already making an enormous contribution to the UK economy, however, there is always room for growth. This is why we’re proud to present yet another group of exceptional women, who will become the everywoman ambassadors needed to encourage other women to start and scale businesses.”

Yvonne Greeves, Head of Women in Business at NatWest says, “We are very proud to recognise these fantastic businesswomen who have not only excelled in their own businesses but are also role models to other women looking to take their first steps in business. We need more female role models to inspire our next generation of entrepreneurs and the NatWest everywoman Awards are a great platform for this.”