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Award winners

Celebrating Women Awards 2017

In 2017, SWIB celebrated its 25th birthday by holding an awards event to recognise women who have made their mark and demonstrated the values of swib.

Three awards were presented which recognise those women who are outstanding exampes of swib's core values: communicate, connect, collaborate:

Communicator: Vash Naidoo (Compliance Scotland)

Connector: Ann-Maree Morrison (Labels4Kids)

Collaborator: Simone Lockhart (Search Consultancy)

Two awards were made for special categories:

Innovator: Olivia Robertson and Clare Cooper (The Home Straight & Elli (Assisted Living Technology) Ltd)

Young Star: Jenny McCreary (Sew Confident)

A public vote was held to identify the winner of the Celebrity Spotlight award:

Celebrity Spotlight: Shirley Spear (The Three Chimneys)

Finally, the Spirit of SWIB award was made to the swib member who has demonstrated the attributes of communicating, connecting and collaboratin:

Spirit of SWIB: Liz Taylor (Taylormade Marketing)

Congratulations to all of our worthy winners! You can find out more about the awards at our Celebrating Women website.


Prior to 2017, swib made two awards to members each year at its summer event. You can see the winners of these previous awards here.