Managing Directors Carol & Tim Burrow were joined by Majik House Admin Secretary Diana Wylde & Events Manager Sally Proctor. Plus their daughter Autumn, close friends Shelly Walsh & Joey Callow

The Enterprise Vision Awards or EVAs for short, is held in celebration of women’s achievements in business. The nominees are all from the North West region and span a wide range of organisations. Awards are given in categories such as ‘Retailer of the year’, ‘Young Entrepreneur’ and ‘Business Woman of the Year’. Majik House were nominated in the highly competitive ‘Customer Service’ category and we were delighted to be placed amongst the chosen finalists. The awards are hosted by Pink Link a company dedicated to promoting female enterprise through their networking events, social media and prestigious awards. Pink Link say that they want every woman in their network to “feel part of our female business community and to be involved in a way that suits them, as much or as little as they want to be, as long as it benefits them and their business.”

The ceremony took place at the iconic Winter Gardens Ballroom in the heart of Blackpool. Majik House were invited to a VIP champagne reception before we sat down to a 5 course meal created by Rowley’s kitchen. The creations included an edible stiletto, selection of pink cheeses and a contemporary twist on a classic apple crumble. After we were filled to the brim with delicious food the awards ceremony took place, hosted by bestselling author Rebecca Jane. The ceremony was followed by a live band and fun pier casino tables (well we were in Blackpool after all!)

Majik House were proud to sponsor the winner’s enclosure at the event, experienced only by those lucky enough to be a winner on the night. It was an inspiring evening to see so many organisations coming together to celebrate the invaluable contribution women make to local businesses. Plus the overwhelming support given to everyone involved.

Women provide a vital but sometimes over shadowed role in the world of business. The EVAs help to highlight the essential contribute women give to the local business network.

The Facts:

Why are women still fighting for equality?

– For every £1 a man earns a woman earns 81p

– Woman make up only 17% of company board directors

– 70% of minimum wage jobs are held by woman

– 1 in 10 women have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, with over half of all tribunal cases involving sexual discrimination

However, Women are fighting back

– The number of female owned businesses has increased by 27% in the past 5 years.

– Since 1996 the number of self-employed woman has more than doubled

– Woman are taking 55% of all university places, with 75% achieving a 2:1 or high as opposed to 63% of men.

To find out more about Pink Link visit their website at www.pinklinkladies.co.uk

And to find out more about the Eva awards and to view all the pictures from the awards please visit www.enterprisevisionawards.co.uk