Young jewellery designer, Roseanna Croft, has secured a prestigious business accolade.
Forward Ladies, one of the country’s leading organisations for the promotion of gender diversity and equality in business, has recognised the designer, who was shortlisted for the Young Jewellery Designer of the Year accolade at the Professional Jeweller Awards, as an entrepreneur.
Croft secured the Young Entrepreneur of the Year prize at the Forward Ladies Midlands Awards of its prestigious FL National Awards & Summit for 2019. As a winner, the designer will now join finalists to compete for the national title before a distinguished panel of business leaders in Leeds on November 29.
The ceremony where Croft picked up her trophy took place at a celebratory lunch at the Hyatt Regency in Birmingham on Friday October 3 before an inspirational audience of senior and influential business leaders.
Forward Ladies has run its awards programme for over ten years, and the prestigious event has become one of the highest profile and respected accolades for women by recognising their enormous contribution to the business sector, and the positive impact they make on the economy.
Forward Ladies chief exec, Griselda Togobo, says: “It is over 100 years since women first got the right to vote in the UK, but gender equality remains elusive. Whilst we have clearly made progress over the years, our mission to achieve equality and bring diversity to leadership roles is not yet complete.
“That said, this has been another fantastic year for women and that should be celebrated, and through our National Awards we are once again delighted to showcase the very best women in business here in the UK.”
This is the second year that Forward Ladies is also supporting the Young Women’s Trust, a charity that supports young women aged 18-30, especially those struggling to live on low or no pay to find work that is right for them.
Roseanna Croft states “Forward Ladies is an incredible organisation that continues to strive for change and equality in business; something that we at Roseanna Croft jewellery are extremely passionate about.
“Our ‘Love, Me’ collection, now containing a ring and a necklace, is purpose built so that the wearer is empowered and feels part of a community of women that put themselves first and aren’t restricted by stereotypes and expectations.”