A new week, a new piece of award news for Cariad Marketing as we’ve learned our MD, Justine Perry has reached the finals of a prestigious national awards ceremony.
Justine Marketing is one of four finalists to have been shortlisted for the Entrepreneur of the Year category at the FDM everywoman in technology awards.
The awards are designed to celebrate and inspire women in technology and the judges, made up of leading figures from across the industry, look at a number of criteria including career success, potential for future achievements and support for women in the industry.
Cariad Marketing was set up around Justine’s kitchen table in 2009, providing bespoke internet marketing services including search engine optimisation (SEO), social media, online marketing campaigns and web design.
To reach the final Justine had to go through a rigorous interview process. She was up against stiff competition including senior IT personnel from household name companies. “I am genuinely delighted and thrilled to have made it to the final of such a prestigious event,” said Justine. “Our growth in just five years has been incredible and I couldn’t have done it without my dedicated and professional team who are all as passionate about Cariad as I am.”
Cariad Marketing works mainly with Hertfordshire-based businesses and prides itself on its outstanding customer service and the strong working relationships it develops with clients.
Maxine Benson MBE, co-founder of everywoman, which champions women in business, said: “Since launching five years ago, these awards have uncovered dozens of role models that will inspire future tech stars. This year’s finalists are all exceptional in their achievements, driving change across international organisations and creating innovative companies with the potential to become global brands.”
The British tech industry is predicted to be worth £221bn by 2016 and by 2022 it is estimated that the UK will need 1.82 million new engineering, science and technology professionals. Yet despite this, only one in 20 IT job applicants is female. The FDM everywoman in Technology awards are considered to be the UK’s leading event celebrating women in technology. The final takes place at a glittering ceremony at the London Hilton on Park Lane on Tuesday March 17.