May 21, 2024

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Gold for Get Ahead as Rebecca Newenham scoops Southern England Business Woman of the Year

Rebecca Newenham, founder and director of award-winning virtual outsourcing agency Get Ahead, was delighted to be crowned Southern England Business Woman of the Year at the National Business Women’s Awards 2021.

The awards event, which took place in the shadow of the iconic Wembley Stadium at the Hilton London Wembley, saw the most successful business women across the UK crowned the ‘Best of British’. The awards were made up of 21 categories with all entries judged by a national panel of judges. Shortlisted as a finalist, Rebecca attended the event with Joanne McGowan, Get Ahead Regional Director for Surrey, Louise Young, Get Ahead Regional Director for West London and Vicky McKenna, Get Ahead Regional Director for Oxfordshire.

“The National Business Women’s Awards 2021 has shown the very best of Britain when it comes to women in our workplaces,” said Awards Director Damian Cummins. “The calibre of finalists in 2021 was higher than ever before and after a challenging year for business as a nation we can celebrate those women who are literally driving UK plc forward.”

Commenting on her win, Rebecca said, “I am so proud to have won this national award. Thanks must go to my amazing Get Ahead team for making my dream possible. It was a privilege to share the celebrations with some of my regional directors. To be recognised for work that I love is simply a bonus. Congratulations to all the winners and everyone shortlisted. It was a joy to be surrounded by so many amazing business women who are making such a difference in the UK.”

Despite the huge impact of COVID, it has been a milestone few years for Rebecca and Get Ahead. The business has welcomed a record number of new franchisees, including its first international franchisee in Sydney. Rebecca published her first business book ‘Virtually Yours’ and has been shortlisted in several business awards, including the HSBC British Franchise Awards 2021.

“I am really excited about 2022 and continuing to expand Get Ahead both nationally and internationally. With regional directors in Berkshire & North Hants, East Midlands, Leeds, Oxford, Suffolk & Essex, Surrey, West London, Wirral & Cheshire West, York and Harrogate, we are well equipped to provide effective outsourced services to businesses across the UK and beyond.” Rebecca concluded.