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SuperAchievers Awards 2017

SuperAchievers Awards 2017 returned for its 6th year running and we're proud to reveal this year's inspirational award winners.

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SuperAchievers 2017 Winners!

We’re delighted to announce the winners of our SuperAchievers Awards 2017!
Congratulations to all the winners, finalists on their achievement, and thank you to all who took the time to nominate and vote in this year’s awards.

WINNER: Working Mum of the Year

Charlotte Wibberley

Businesswoman Helping Others Achieve Their Ambitions Wins International Award

We’re delighted to announce Charlotte as the winner of SuperAchievers Working Mum of the Year 2017! Read her story again here...

Charlotte is mum to two children aged 4 and 2 and works as an entrepreneur. She established her own VA coach and online strategist business after looking at a way to balance family life with a career that would utilise the experience gained in a position she’d held for 12 years working as a corporate EA.

Charlotte is now and Online Business Manager and CEO and Co-Founder of VIA VA. Establishing a new business with such a young family has not been easy but with the support of her husband and extended family Charlotte has learnt to overcome her own ‘imposter syndrome’ and is now welcoming each and every opportunity her business is bringing. She states that overcoming that limiting mindset has been one of her biggest successes.

Now Charlotte is busy helping entrepreneurs and business owners who are looking to set up and grow their own businesses. Her dream is to help others achieve their dream. Her children and that “big picture end goal” is what keeps her motivated. She is striving to be the mum that is at every school occasion as well as having a rewarding career. And she wants to prove to her children that they don’t have to fit in a box and that they can follow their career dreams. As she says “Work doesn’t necessarily mean sitting in an office 9-5, you can make your own rules within reason.”

As for future hopes, Charlotte is hoping to be able to grow the number of mums she works with in setting up and growing their online and VA businesses. She would also like to turn VIP VA into a not-for-profit organisation.

In her entry we asked Charlotte why she should win this award, she said “I am on a mission to support other mums like me in creating a lifestyle that means they don’t have to compromise or ‘miss out’ in either their career or in their roles as mothers. I believe that I am a champion for working mums across the UK and I would like to be able to reach out to more and share my experience, to be able to hopefully inspire them to think ‘I can do it too!’”

When asked why she thought Charlotte should win this award, judge Jennifer Corcoran commented: “What stood out for me when reading Charlotte's entry was her genuine desire to help other working mums to follow their career dreams. VIP VA has created a supportive and nurturing platform for other business women and I love the fact that she wants to prove to her children that they also don't have to fit into a 9-5 box to be successful in their careers. I'm certain that Charlotte will continue to motivate and inspire other women to overcome their imposter syndrome and be the CEO of their lives!”

Fellow judge Diane Rose applauded Charlotte for her “awareness of how limiting ‘mindset’ can be in business and overcoming it”.She also commended her for “using her personal experience to assist other Mums in a similar position to follow their dream”.

The Prizes!

Winners not only gain International recognition - they will also be presented with:

  • A prestigious SuperAchievers Award
  • A cash prize of £500 to help them on their way to achieving their goals!
  • A distance learning training course (courtesy of Pitman Training Group)

PLUS: There will be special prizes will be awarded to winners of individual categories, including:

  • A 1-to-1 mentoring call with Claire Barratt and the creation of ClaireaBella character of the winner, for this year's Working Mum of the Year.
  • A 1 hour personal impact review with Jennifer Corcoran - 'Brand YOU' which will review the LinkedIn profile and personal branding of PA of the Year Winner.

The Judging Panel

We’re pleased to introduce our SuperAchievers Judging Panel. Click below to find out more about them.

Lucy Brazier

Lucy Brazier

Lucy works with the best trainers of Executive Assistants from around the world to deliver the most up to date and current training in the market.

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Claire Barrat

Claire Barratt

With passion, determination and a lot of long hours Claire has developed an award winning brand with retail sales over £2m per annum, from a £30 loan and an evening crafting at her kitchen table.

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John Adams

John Adams

Winner of 'Best UK Dad Blog', John combines raising his two daughters with running and regularly comments in national media on how men struggle to achieve work/life balance.

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Jennifer Corcoran

Jennifer Corcoran

Where so many are vying to be visible, Jennifer Corcoran, our SuperAchievers 'PA of the Year' in 2016 and London PA Awards 'Most Networked PA' has become a commodity in demand.

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Diane Rose

Diane Rose

Director of Membership and Assessment, at the CPD Standards Office: A global accreditation service who campaign nationally for excellence in lifelong training and actively promote CPD across all industry sectors.

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