Monday, 4 February 2019

Sara Tye sponsors and presents top regional business award

The founder and managing director of redheadPR, Sara Tye, presented and sponsored the Networker of the Year award at the recent South West Business and Community Awards 2018. 

The winner was Sian Swift, Business Development Manager at The Business Exchange Magazine and Sales Manager for the Kaleidoscope Collection. 

In a statement on Twitter, Swift said: “It was wonderful to win. Thank you so much to the team at Purple Lime Accountancy for the nomination and to all my supporters who have faith in me!” 

Swift was one of 16 winners at the awards ceremony on January 24th, which celebrated the region’s most ambitious, inspiring and exciting charities, individuals and businesses. 

They were entrepreneurs who’d found unique solutions to their problems, worked unrelentingly to improve their industries or overcome personal and professional hardship to succeed. 

Keynote speaker Monty Halls of TV’s Great Escapes delivered an inspiring keynote talk, and the evening raised thousands for charities Swindon 105.5 FM, Prostate Cancer UK and Cherishers. 

Tye was given nods for two of the highly respected regional business awards, in the Lifetime of Achievement and Female Entrepreneur of the Year categories. 

She said: “I was thrilled to be in the running! Being shortlisted for the Lifetime of Achievement award in particular is hugely humbling. 

“This year, redheadPR marks 15 years of being in business. I have worked tirelessly for the past 30 years and it's been gruelling; from fighting to keep my business going through the 2008 crash, to moving back to Swindon from London. I'm delighted to be shortlisted for both of these amazing awards.” 

Referring to the networking award her company presented and sponsored, Tye added: “Congratulations to Sian! Networking is absolutely fundamental. I wouldn't have got where I am today without it. You need to build business relationships for a variety of reasons, and I’d always advise people to look for chances to meet in person. Aim for four hours a week of networking activity to see the best results.” 

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