Train 2000’s Celebration of Success Awards at Aintree Racecourse proved to be a winning event all round.

The Awards ceremony was opened by Councillor Gary Millar before a welcome from Train 2000 Chair, Pat Shea-Halson (both pictured with Train 2000 Executive Director Maggie O’Carroll).
Host Su Grainger led the ceremony with her trademark wit and style and the room was inspired by the amazing stories of success from women across the whole of Greater Merseyside who had changed their lives and the lives of many others by opening up their own businesses.
A list of winners is produced here but scroll down below to see the pictures.

The winners were:
Progressed To Success
Arty Pants – Faith Withers and Jo Mitchell.

New Start Award
Melecoton Office Interiors Ltd. – Yvonne McDermott and Karen Clarke

Community Involvement Award
Norris Green WEN (Woman’s Empowerment Network)

Innovation and Technology Award
Before The Stork – Joanne Marsh and Diane Carthy

Creative Business Award
Ceri Hand Gallery – Ceri Hand

International Business Award
Expert Language Solutions – Jessica Houghton

Health, Beauty and Well Being Award
Frodsham Laser Clinic – Jan Williams

Empowering Women Award
Gardening Angels – Pauline Gillett

StepClever Business Award
Little Halos – Clare Hancox

Special Recognition Award
SCS Kinder – Jaci Quennell & Elaine Allison

Business of the Year
Elaine Cunningham Interiors Ltd – Elaine Cunningham

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