Rachel Holliday, founder and CEO of Time to Change, has won an award for her pioneering work in West Cumbria. She was named as Inspirational Woman of the Year at the Enterprise Vision Awards. The EVAs recognise outstanding female entrepreneurship in the North-West, and the glittering ceremony was attended by more than 650 guests at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.
The category of “Inspirational Woman” was sponsored by Pink Link Ladies, and Rachel was proud to be listed alongside many inspiring and talented finalists who all make a positive impact in their area of work.
Rachel was chosen as Inspirational Woman by judges who found her to be absolutely amazing, and who felt that she displayed clear and inspiring business leadership qualities.
Rachel said “I am absolutely delighted to win this fabulous award. It is only with the strong support of my amazing team at Women Out West and Calderwood House that I can really make a difference to those who need our help. The award is for all of us, and I am so proud to be here in the company of my team. I want to thank Coral and her team at EVA for putting on this fantastic event, I’ve never been to anything like it before and it is an experience I’ll always remember and cherish.”
She went on to say that “Being in the company of so many incredible ladies this evening has been an absolute honour. When you are lucky enough to receive such a prestigious award it not only raises team morale, but also the profile of Time to Change. It helps us support more vulnerable people in West Cumbria. This event is a fabulous reminder of what we, as women, can do to change the world for the better.”
Jo Booth, who has been a director and vital part of the team through thick and thin since Rachel founded TTC in 2013 added “I am so proud of all that Rachel has achieved. The demand for our services during the pandemic has been unprecedented, and she stepped up to the challenge immediately with practical and compassionate help for the vulnerable who need our services. Her leadership and humanity do inspire change and make a difference every day.”
The EVA team treated winners to a celebratory tram trip on Friday 1st October. As Rachel was unable to attend, talented local artist Emma Hunt stepped in on her behalf. Emma, who volunteers for Women Out West by providing art therapy classes, also attended the award ceremony. She commented “I have felt so honoured to see Rachel receive this prestigious award, and to represent her today – she epitomises everything an inspirational woman should be.”
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