"Im delighted to be shortlisted for the award. Its lovely to receive such recognition."
A PR consultant has been shortlisted for a business award recognising those who achieve while juggling family life.
Angela Belassie, 39, of PR The Write Way, has been nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year in the Super Achievers awards.
Run by Pitman Training, the awards celebrate the achievements of working mums, students, PAs and young achievers.
Mum-of-one Angela, who grew up in Castle Vale and then Erdington, said: “I’m delighted to be shortlisted for the award. It’s lovely to receive such recognition.”
The awards are open to a voting system so the general public can help decide who the Super Achievers should be.
Angela worked as a journalist for 10 years and volunteered for the award-winning social enterprise Twenty Ten Club, an organisation which showcases the achievements of over 100 black female business role models from around the world.
She saw their work develop over the years and accompanied the founder, Octavia Goredema, when she was awarded an MBE at Buckingham Palace. She has also volunteered for SAFE, which tackles human trafficking.
During this time she became aware that smaller businesses and organisations struggled to get widespread press coverage. She set up PR the Write Way to help address this.
She said: “I want to show my daughter that it is possible for women to have children and still run a successful business.”
This years’ judging panel is made up of Claire Barratt, mother of five and entrepreneur of ClaireaBella, Lucy Brazier, international speaker and director of Marcham Publishing, John Adams, author of Dad blog UK, Diane Rose, director of CPD Assessment and Membership at the Professional Development Consortium, and last year’s reining PA of the Year Jennifer Corcoran.
The awards aim to showcase the success of people who strive to achieve, have a positive impact on their colleagues, families and the local economy.
The categories to be nominated for include working mum of the year, dad of the year, inspiration achiever of the year, PA of the year, boss of the year and entrepreneur of the year.
Pitman Training Worcester offers flexible, tailor-made courses and qualifications with one-on-one student support in subjects including office, IT, administration, finance and business, which are recognised by employers. The teams also offer free career clinics and CVs advice.
· To vote for Angela, visit http://superachievers.pitman-training.com/vote.php#0