Winner-a-Day! Atuksha Poonwassie – Winner of the Parfitt Cresswell Influential Woman Award!

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The NatWest Thames Valley Venus Awards in association with Marshall Volkswagen announced the winners for 2017 at the Madejski Stadium on Friday, 9th June 2017. The evening was hosted by Tara Howard, Founder of the Venus Awards and Emma-Jane Taylor, Managing Director of NutriciousWorks and television presenter for That’s Oxford TV.

The winner of the Parfitt Cresswell Influential Woman of the Year is Atuksha Poonwassie of Simple Backing and Simple Equity, who will now progress to the ultimate Venus Awards event, the National Finals, to be held in July.

Vanessa Gardiner of Parfitt Cresswell presented Atuksha with her Venus and said of the Venus Awards “The idea of the Venus Awards supporting women in business really spoke out to us as a firm. We have a lot of female employees and we are owned by Teresa Pain who is incredibly inspirational and influential. As a team, we are encouraged to be the best we can be and we are supported that way. We really wanted to take that ethos and get involved with the Venus Awards and support women in business who deserve to be shouted about”.

Atuksha said of the evening “It’s been so much fun! I have met some amazing people and watching all the videos, the twitter feed, the music and everything. It has been lovely!”

About Atuksha

Atuksha is the Co-Founder of her two businesses with her husband. She believes in living life to the full and says that anything is possible once you put your mind and energy to your goals and aspirations.

About Simple Backing and Simple Equity

Simple Backing is a Peer to Peer lending platform and Simple Equity is an equity crowdfunding platform. Both are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and focus on property and connecting smart investors with UK based property projects.

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