From more than 120 entries Jackie was shortlisted to the final five individuals in the Business Woman of the Year category. The winners were announced at a glittering awards ceremony held at The Vox Centre, Resorts world.
Jackie who founded her coaching and mentoring business in 2011, said ‘I was overjoyed to be nominated, but to discover I had been shortlisted and then go on to win this accolade is really very special. The judging panel were impressed by how Jackie has been instrumental to the growth and success of her clients, influential in Birmingham’s business community and her exceptional leadership skills.
Sponsored by Birmingham City University, the second of Birmingham’s prestigious awards kicked off with a double reception starting the night at the Highline Bar beforemoving up to the Vox for the main event. The audience were treated to a live brummie musical showcase and a feather showgirl greeting on arrival.
The Birmingham Awards aim to bring the pride of Birmingham together, and recognise the excellence and passion for our beautiful city and those who strive to make the city a vibrant home.
Steven Knight, writer and producer of hit show Peaky Blinders, was crowned Brummie of the Year for his passion and commitment to Birmingham, along with Midlands Today’svery own Nick Owen who was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition £600 was raised for Birmingham’s LoveBrum charity.
The judges announced at the event that this category was especially hard to judge and therefore two awards were given to top business woman.
Jackie helps clients from a diverse range of businesses including high level corporate bankers, airlines, academics, entrepreneurs, retailers and professional services directors across the UK and in the States. She is also joint director of J21 Property and plans to build on her successes and develop both businesses to take on a growing client base.