Finalists of the JACKfm Berkshire and Sir John Madejski Entrepreneur category in the NatWest Thames Valley Venus Awards 2017 in association with Marshall Volkswagen!

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Finalists of the NatWest Thames Valley Venus Awards 2017 in association with Marshall Volkswagen at the Finalists Announcement. (Photograph courtesy of Jenny Franklin of Jenny Franklin Photography).


The Finalists of the 107 JACKfm Berkshire and Sir John Madejski Entrepreneur category in the NatWest Thames Valley Venus Awards 2017 in association with Marshall Volkswagen were announced at Grosvenor Casino Reading South on Thursday, 6th April 2017.

All Finalists have been invited to join the Sponsors and their fellow Finalists at the Venus Awards Ceremony – dubbed by Channel 4 as “The Working Women’s Oscars” – on Friday, 9th June 2017 at the Madejski Stadium.

Venus Awards was formed in 2009 by Tara Howard expressly to recognise and reward business women who balance their numerous commitments whilst making a considerable contribution to the regional and national economies. By raising awareness of the successful women in our midst in this fashion it further underlines the economic force that women have become.

From early beginnings in Dorset the Awards are now active across nine regions with more planned for future expansion. The Awards are unique in that anyone can nominate a friend, client or family member and with three categories that go to a public vote. Each Award category is sponsored by a business or organisation based within each Awards region.


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Without the support of our corporate Sponsors the Venus Awards would not be able to discover the brightest female business stars in each of the regions. This year, 107 JACKfm Berkshire is co-sponsoring the Entrepreneur category with well-known local business man and philanthropist Sir John Madejski in the Thames Valley, with this being their first year as a Venus Sponsor.

Broadcasting from the Madejski Stadium 107 JACKfm Berkshire playing Morning Glory with Robin Banks weekday mornings from 6.00 a.m., and providing regular local news, sport and business updates and free on air promotion of local events and charities.

To read more about Jackfm click on the web link at

Sir John Madejski

Sir John

Sir John Madejski OBE, DL, is known for his business acumen and myriad commercial interests spanning property, broadcast media, hotels, restaurants, publishing and football. He is the founder of the magazine which became Auto Trader and chairman of Reading F.C., as well as Chancellor of the University of Reading, and Deputy Lieutenant of Berkshire. He is a benefactor of many institutions especially in academia, education and the arts.

To read more about Sir John Madejski click on the web link at

The Finalists

Charlotte Cavanagh ● Time for Tea

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About Charlotte

Charlotte has 18 years’ experience in hospitality, set design and prop making. She has a passion for transforming spaces into a whimsical vintage wonderland. She is a dream supplier. Always chipper, super quick to respond to any communication, and totally goes above and beyond what’s expected.

About Time for Tea

Time for Tea is a vintage china hire and event catering company based in Henley-on-Thames that specializes in vintage afternoon teas. From Mad Hatter’s parties to Queen’s tea celebrations there is something for everyone to enjoy!

To read more about Time for Tea click on the web link at


Hannah Goldsmith ● Goldsmith Financial Solutions

Hannah Goldsmith compressed About Hannah

Hannah’s views are quite radical compared to the majority of financial advisers in her profession and she is driven to change the way that financial services are delivered to consumers in the UK.

 About Goldsmith Financial Solutions

As an author and independent financial adviser Hannah offers investors an opportunity to break the shackles of the financial services industry. She helps clients to take back control of their money and become more financially efficient, thus benefiting from a transparent investment experience.

To read more about Goldsmith Financial Solutions click on the web link at


Rachel Eden ● Holy Brook Associates Ltd

Rachel Eden compressedAbout Rachel

Rachel is a dedicated and passionate professional trainer, management accountant, business owner, elected Councillor and mum passionate about supporting organisations and communities to do things better so they can do better things.

About Holy Brook Associates Ltd

Holy Brook Associates provides professional training and consultancy based in Reading, working across the UK. We focus on financial management, IT and communication. We’re passionate about supporting improving organisations and communities, working with SMEs and charities including pro bono.

To read more about Holy Brook Associates Ltd click on the web link at


Why not join the Venus Awards Sponsors and Finalists for a fabulous celebration at the most glamorous business event of the Thames Valley social calendar at the Madejski Stadium on Friday, 9th June 2017? Just click on the EventBrite web link below to book your tickets.



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