Elizabeth Willetts, Founder of Investing in Women Triumphs at The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Press Release: December 06, 2023

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Elizabeth Willetts, Founder of Investing in Women Triumphs at The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
LONDON, UK, 6 December 2023Elizabeth Willetts, Founder of Investing in Women, has been awarded Services Industries Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 for the South East at The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Recognised annually as one of the most prestigious accolades in the entrepreneurial world, The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards received over 5,000 applications this year alone.

A Triumph in a Highly Competitive Field

Making the shortlist is an achievement in its own right, given the calibre of competition, underlining the significance of Investing in Women’s win. Previous winner James Watt, founder of BrewDog, said that winning was “better than winning the World Cup”; Steven Bartlett has gone as far as to dub the awards as “The Grammys of Entrepreneurship”; highlighting the glamour and prestige associated with the event.

The judges commented: “A timely business that deserves to be highlighted. This accolade comes as a recognition of the outstanding work by Elizabeth and the entire team at Investing in Women, highlighting their dedication to supporting and empowering women in the business world.”

Francesca James, founder of The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards, said: “I am thrilled to witness the extraordinary achievements of this year’s winners. Their success stories are a testament to the dynamic and innovative spirit that thrives within UK entrepreneurship. These inspiring entrepreneurs embody the creativity, determination, and passion that are at the heart of our nation’s business success. Their accomplishments not only celebrate their own journeys but also light the way for future generations of innovators and business leaders”.

Richard Davies, CEO of Allica Bank, commented: “It has been a real honour to sponsor this year’s GBEA awards. Hearing the inspiring stories from this year’s winners really brings to life the important contribution British entrepreneurs make to our economy. At Allica, we couldn’t be more excited to see such a talented group of individuals making their mark in the business world, and we’ll be keeping a close eye on what they do next.”

Investing in Women, founded by Elizabeth Willetts, is a pioneering job board and recruitment agency that has been revolutionising the UK job market since its inception from Elizabeth’s dining room table during the height of the Covid pandemic in 2021. 

Launched with the vision to bridge the gap between talented women, particularly mothers in their 30s and 40s, and the UK’s most forward-thinking employers, Investing in Women has become a symbol of hope and opportunity. The platform specialises in connecting candidates with flexible, work-from-home, and part-time roles, catering to the need for a work-life balance. 

Under Elizabeth’s leadership, Investing in Women has grown exponentially, partnering with numerous esteemed organisations across various industries, and has become synonymous with empowering women to pursue professional careers without compromising their family commitments or personal aspirations. The company’s dedication to promoting gender diversity and inclusivity in the workplace has not only garnered widespread acclaim but has also made a tangible impact in the lives of countless professionals across the UK.

The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards celebrate and champion entrepreneurs across the UK, building communities to support their endeavours
at various stages of their journey. With stiff competition and a history of recognising businesses that become household names, the awards are a beacon of excellence in the entrepreneurial landscape.

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