From guest to nominee – Barmy Eve thrilled to be part of Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards

April 28, 2015

Last year teenage Barnsley businesswoman Eve Lodge attended the Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards as a guest.

This year she is returning as a nominee for one of the awards!

Barmy owner Eve, 17 (pictured below), has been nominated for the ‘Young Achiever’ award at the prestigious event at New Dock Hall in Leeds on Friday, May 15.

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Last year Eve accompanied Barnsley Council representative Sharon Pickering (Strategy & Service Manager Skills, Employability and Enterprise) to the event (see pictures below).

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But this year she has been nominated for one of the top awards!

She said: “I’m thrilled and very honoured to be nominated for the Young Achiever award. Last year I met some lovely, inspirational people and I am looking forward to doing the same this time. I feel very privileged.

Women from all across Yorkshire will be gathering to celebrate their achievements, whilst also raising funds for Sue Ryder.

Every year the people of Yorkshire are asked nominate women they believe to have excelled within the different award categories.

This year there is a new category for nominations: Women of Achievement in the Community.

This joins the other categories:

  • Women of Achievement in Business, Education, Sport,
  • Young Achiever
  • The Jane Tomlinson Courage Award

The event also recognises women who have represented Yorkshire to an exceptional level and who the organisers think should be celebrated in their own county. Last year the Yorkshire Rose Award was presented to Gaynor Faye, who has captured the hearts of the nation as a much loved actress and writer, while her work for charity is outstanding.

The awards attract over 700 people from across Yorkshire as well as generating extensive coverage in press, radio and TV.

  • It has been a remarkable 12 months for Eve, who is currently revising for her AS exams at Shelley College. The Barmy owner reached the final of the Yorkshire’s Got Talent business competition last year and earlier this month was the joint runner-up in the ‘Aspiring Entrepreneur’ category at the national Making Business Happen awards in Cardiff, South Wales.