Harpenden and Wheathampstead businesswomen score big at awards ceremony

Julie Grimes of Jaguar White Recruitment

Julie Grimes of Jaguar White Recruitment - Credit: Archant

A Harpenden businesswoman has walked away with the “best recruiter” accolade in the national Best Business Women Awards.

Wendy Griffith of Wheathampstead Business Group

Wendy Griffith of Wheathampstead Business Group - Credit: Archant

Julie Grimes, founder of Jaguar White Recruitment, was recognised for providing a personal, unique and professional recruitment solution, which involves partnerhing with clients as well as prospective candidates to match the perfect candidate to their perfect job.

Julie said: “I am delighted to be awarded best recruiter, I feel passionate about what I do and find it very rewarding to understand the needs of both my clients and candidates and make a thorough match.”

The awards ceremony took place at Tewin Bury Farm in Welwyn, with locally shortlisted nominees including Aarti Palmer of AP Brand Communications, Food Teacher Katharine Tate, and Jane Lewis from The Skin To Love Clinic.

Wendy Griffith,who runs Wheathampstead Business Group, won the Best Networker Award.


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WBG is a volunteer organisation, supporting businesses in and around the Wheathampstead area. Since Wendy started as networking chair the group has seen meetings double in size thanks to her interactive sessions.

She said: “I am thrilled to have this award recognise the achievements of the Wheathampstead Business Group and bring a spotlight to the work that the members have put in to build such a fantastic network of business owners in our local area.

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Cheryl Luzet who runs St Albans-based digital marketing agency Wagada won the Best Business Woman in Technology Award.

Awards organiser Debbie Gilbert said: ‘We were delighted with the number of entries this year, which came in from all over the UK. This is a tough competition judged by business experts and to win is a major achievement.

“Winners were selected for their business acumen, determination, creativity and tenacity. Our winners are shining examples of being amazing entrepreneurs who have proved their success to our judges and have showed they have the ingredients worthy of being recognised and rewarded.”

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