Rising star year... of the ; Award sponsored by [South Wales Evening Post (Wales)]
(South Wales Evening Post (Wales) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) This award will go to a woman who has been promoted or fast tracked within the company in which she is employed or who, in her capacity as owner or CEO, has been directly responsible for their company's exceptional growth, success and profitability in the past 12 months.
Amy Seppman of JCP Solicitors has been nominated in the Rising Star category of this year's Women In Business Awards.
Amy, who is a Partner and Marketing Director at the legal firm, is a Chartered Marketer who has completed the Chartered Institute of Marketing Certificate, Professional Diploma, and the Postgraduate Diploma, achieving Associate Member then Member of the CIM.
Amy's role at JCP is very diverse; along with strategic planning and development for the business, it ranges from business development activity for both commercial and private clients, to large and small scale event organisation. Amy's attention to detail means that she enjoys project management and plays an active PR and communications role.
With the assistance of a full time marketing assistant, Amy plans and overseas all company marketing. Her understanding of the online marketplace, including search, pay per click and social media, allows Amy to drive forward the company's many websites and social media strategies.
Amy, Partner and Marketing Director at JCP Solicitors said: It is a great honour to be nominated in the Rising Star category. Since joining JCP Solicitors in 2003, my role within the company has evolved alongside the company's growth and I am delighted that this was recognised by the judges during the shortlisting process.
Rhian Hullin, of Waters Creative, has been nominated in the Rising Star category of this year's Women In Business Awards.
Rhian started working for the company in 2004 after graduating in graphic design from Swansea Metropolitan University.
The keen designer constantly pushes creative boundaries and in 2006 was asked to become a director of the business.
She said: I was in complete shock, and knew I had so much to learn. But with strong determination and a willingness to learn, I gained experience and knowledge by learning from others, grasping the opportunity with both hands and bringing a fresh, new approach to the business.
Since then she has worked alongside the team to help develop and grow the design and marketing agency.
Thanks to the team's dedication the business has recently opened a satellite office in Reading which is proving to be a success, according to Rhian.
Waters Creative has built its reputation on visionary ideas, exceptional creativity, strategic thinking, personal service and a 'Can Do' attitude, she added.
It applies visual impact to market-driven business concepts, delivering solutions that create effect, communicate your message and drive results.
On her nomination Rhian added: I was completely shocked by my nomination. I love what I do, and it's great to be recognised for my hard work and determination. There are so many great young people out there doing amazing things, and it's great to be seen as a contender for this award.
Jessica Rice, director of JR Events, has been nominated in the Rising Star category of this year's Women in Business Awards.
Jessica, whose company is based in Llanelli, travelled the length and breadth of the UK as a sales and marketing manager before starting the business four years ago.
Before starting the business she worked her way through the ranks at a global security firm, starting as a sales representative, and, after five promotions ended up as the sales and marketing manager for the region.
Having always enjoyed the event organising and marketing aspect of her role, Jessica decided to plunge herself, and her savings into her new business JR Events.
The company, which now occupies a threestorey premises in Llanelli, is an events based company which splits its time between organising some of Wales' biggest events and offering a huge array of event supplies and services.
She added: ''Under the JR Events umbrella we have the exhibition business which hosts large scale events such as awards ceremonies and lifestyle shows at venues such as The Millennium Stadium, the CIA Cardiff, The Brangwyn hall in Swansea and many more.
The company boasts footfalls ranging from between 2,000 and 8,000 people per event. Underneath the same umbrella she also runs JR Catering which employs full time chefs catering for packages for weddings, private parties and corporate events.
The most recent addition to the JR brand is JR Celebrations, which now includes a newly opened retail outlet in Llanelli which sells party and wedding supplies.
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