Final night time, I headed off to the 11thFirst Women Awards created with Real Business and the CBI.

I used to be up for the First Lady in Manufacturing award, alongside some significantly robust competitors with seventy girls shortlisted throughout fourteen classes, together with the superb Julie Deane OBE, founder and CEO of Cambridge Satchel Firm.

So, I used to be completely thrilled and overwhelmed after I received the award!

For me, this can be a significantly particular award as a result of there are so few accolades celebrating feminine entrepreneurs in manufacturing.

I consider that manufacturing is definitely one of the inventive issues you are able to do – to bodily create one thing from nothing.

Nevertheless it comes with its challenges – manufacturing might be tough, particularly as you need to scale up, it requires an actual dedication to the trigger.

For us right here at Pai, it’s a labour of affection and to have that recognised is unimaginable!