VL Aesthetics Owner Finalist for Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Vanessa Brown, Managing Director of VL Aestethics is in the running to be named Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Enterprise Vision Awards (EVA) – and she hopes her nomination will encourage and inspire other young women to take up entrepreneurship.
The EVAs celebrate the outstanding successes and achievements of the North West’s most talented female entrepreneurs and are now the largest trade awards dedicated solely to women outside of London.
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“I am thrilled to be a finalist in the Young Entrepreneur of the Year category at this year’s EVAS Awards.
“I took over our family business at the age of 21 after completing a Masters in International Business Management with Enterprise and grew it into Cumbria’s largest award-winning medical aesthetic clinic.
“Over the last five years we have invested over £750,000 in state of the art equipment,” she said.
The EVAS, which are not only judged on turnover, but also on creativity, ethics, passion and commitment, are open to all businesswomen in the North West, including business owners, female employees, CEOs and home workers, young entrepreneurs and “silverpreneurs”.
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“This award nomination highlights how important it is to have a vision as an entrepreneur and to deliver on it from start to finish.
“I have always been involved in business since I was young, starting my first business as an eBay-based business when I was 12 years old.
“So I hope being nominated for such a prestigious award at just 26 years old will inspire more young people to take the plunge and become entrepreneurs,” she said.
Vanessa will compete against six other finalists in her category, including a make-up specialist from Liverpool, a vegan baker from Preston, a women’s fashion label from Accrington, a home fragrance company from Blackburn, laser hair removal clinics from the North -West and an independent. houseplant and gift shop in Lytham St Annes.
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at the Empress Ballroom in The Winter Gardens, Blackpool on September 23.
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