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Young Business Person of the Year award for Dowlas Director, Gemma Hughes

27 Oct 2013

Dowlas Director, Gemma Hughes, was crowned the North Somerset Young Business Person of the Year at a recent ceremony held at Double Tree Country House, Congresbury on 26th September to honour successful business in North Somerset

Over 260 of the region’s top business leaders and companies were in attendance at the inagural North Somerset Business Leader Awards, which was hosted by Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE.

Gemma Hughes receiving her award from Sir Ranulph Fiennes for Young Business Person of the year 2013

The legendary explorer gave a twenty minute speech before overseeing an Awards ceremony to reveal the winners.
Over 103 businesses and individuals entered the Awards, with three companies shortlisted per category by a panel of judges.
Andrew Scott, Founder of Business Leader Magazine and North Somerset Business Leader Awards comments: “This was a truly special occasion.”

“The best of business was showcased on the night and we were proud to host so many influential leaders across business, government and education.”

“On behalf of the whole business leader team, congratulations to all of the winners and also to the companies that were shortlisted.”
Gemma was delighted to be recognised for the work that she has been undertaking at Weston Gateway Business Park. She says, “I was over the moon to be given this award, it has been a steep learning curve for me since taking over at Dowlas so to be given recognition for the work I have been doing is really touching. Thanks to the team at the Business Leader Magazine for organising so a great event!”

For more information on the Young Business Person of the Year award and other North Somerset Business Leader awards visit: Northsomersetawards.co.uk

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