Shining Star Awards  

These awards recognise caring businesses and great networkers. The people who make a real contribution to their community and other businesses. Business owners who really care about their clients.

The Shining Star Awards are designed to showcase Business Women UnLtd attendees and recognise their achievements.

There are 3 awards

Gold, Silver and Bronze. The judges will decide which awards will be presented to which finalist.

All finalists will be presented with an award at the Business Women UnLtd Christmas Event . This is a great opportunity to showcase your talent and share what you have achieved. Awards are a great PR opportunity for your business.

Terms and Conditions

By completing an entry, you confirm the information you have supplied is correct and to the best of your knowledge. You understand the judge’s decision is final and that no correspondence will be entered into regarding the results of the Business Women UnLtd Shining Star Awards.

The presentations will take place as part of our Christmas Event on 3rd December at Aldenham Golf Club

Our Judges

Sharon Gaffney

Sharon has over 20 years experience working with small businesses. She has been a judge on the Shining Stars since it started and is also a judge for The Best Business Women Awards.

Sharon has vast experience of dealing with start-ups and supporting business growth with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. Supporting over 1000 business through start up stage to becoming established businesses. She has strong professional skills in Business Advice, Business Strategy, Development of Training, Negotiation, Business Planning, sustainability, Coaching, and Event Management, including organising from scratch The Watford Fringe Festival.

Hela Wozniak-Kay aka Totally Hela

Director – Sister Snog

Hela is The Connectress. A charismatic catalyst who connects women brimming with entrepreneurial spirit.

She cut her teeth at an array of creative agencies in London, delivering campaigns to a collection of high profile brands. She set up her own boutique branding consultancy – Snog The Agency with Annie Brooks where they woke up tired brands who’d been asleep and breathed life into fresh new brands who were ready to be released into the market.

This experience provided her with a framework to step into the shoes of a brand owner herself. Today Hela’s the soul of a power-brand led by women-for-women. Sister Snog ( is an ecosystem where like-minded go-getters support each other so they can continue to thrive, boost their bottom line, supercharge their business and invigorate their brand. One sparkling connection at a time.

All members are hand picked. They’re an eclectic mix who have the same thing in common – a burning desire to get on with life-&-business. And connect with as many like-minded-like-minds to help deliver their goals.

2019 ended with Sister Snog being the winner of the Best Networker category at the 2019 Best Business Women Awards. This year Sister Snog became sponsors of The Most Inspiring Business Woman and Hela stepped up to be a judge.
Hela’s depth-&-breadth of knowledge of the entrepreneurial mind-set has made her an ideal judge at The Small Awards for the past 3 years. This year she was also a judge at both the Women in Law Awards.
She’s one of the hundred female founders in the F:Entrepreneur #ialso 100 Hall of Fame 2019
Last year Sister Snog joined 99 other small businesses and was featured in the prestigious Small Biz 100 countdown in the run up to Small Business Saturday
2019 ended with Sister Snog being the winner of the Best Networker category at the 2019 Best Business Women Awards
Hela is at the stage of her journey where she’s ready to share her wisdom and experience. That’s why she stepped forward to be one of 50 Mentors on the Pathway to Success Programme organised by BelEVE

Hela is in daily contact with a cross section of business women so she both understands the challenges of being a small business owner and the challenges small business owners face. And conquer. On a daily basis.

In Hela’s world connections are today’s golden currency. That’s why she believes everyone should find their tribe. And join it.

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