Benchmark’s founder Louisa Harrison-Walker is celebrating after being shortlisted in the Forward Ladies National Awards 2017 in the SME Emerging Category.
Louisa is the Managing Director of recruitment agency Benchmark which is in its 11th year of trading. She is also the first female to chair Sheffield Chamber Council, Chair of the Common Purpose Advisory board for Yorkshire, plus trustee at educational charity Whirlow Hall Farm.
In announcing the Yorkshire, North East and Scotland region shortlist, Forward Ladies Managing Director Griselda Togobo unveiled the names of 67 entrepreneurial female business leaders who will compete across twelve categories.
“To be shortlisted along side such inspiring women in business is an honour and I look forward to joining them at the awards ceremony in September,” said Louisa Harrison-Walker, Managing Director at Benchmark Recruit.
The shortlisted applicants in each of the categories will be invited to attend the glittering regional final at the Crowne Plaza, Newcastle on Friday 22nd September. The winners from this, and the other regional finals, will then be invited to appear before a live panel of independent judges in November, followed by the national final in Leeds on 1st December.