Marketing Stockport member Sharon Taylor, managing director of Paragon Print and Marketing Solutions in Reddish, has been shortlisted in the 2017 E3 Business Awards.
Sharon was selected from amongst hundreds of nominees to become one of the finalists for the prestigious Oustanding Woman in Business category.
Speaking on behalf of the company, Sharon said:
“When I got the call to say we had been selected, I was so shocked and really pleased. Paragon Print and Marketing Solutions has given me the opportunity to utilise the skills and passion that I have acquired within the Printing Industry over many years. To be selected as a finalist for ‘The Outstanding Woman in Business’ was a lovely feeling, just to know that someone appreciated my personal journey as a woman in business today.
The winners will be announced at the awards evening at the Macron Stadium in Bolton on Thursday 13th July 2017.
Mubarak Chati, managing director of 1 Events Media, which hosts the E3 Business Awards said:
“Each year, it becomes more of an achievement to win a finalist’s place. Every year since we’ve started, we’ve seen an increase in nominations and a corresponding increase in quality. This year, across all seventeen award categories, we’ve seen an increase of around 18% on last year.
“We’ve had nominations from throughout the North West and we’ve seen real strength in all areas. One of the big surprises has been the number of entries from new businesses, digital, creative and media sectors, women in business and voluntary organisations. It’s always been a key purpose of the Awards to celebrate the achievement of all parts of the community – not just the mainstream – women, charities and social enterprises coming forward in such numbers is very gratifying indeed.
“Given the number and the high standard of entries, we certainly gave the Nominations Panel a difficult job. They have risen to the challenge, though, and their final selections represent the very best of the whole North West region. For Sharon to have been named as a finalist for 2017 is an achievement of which she should be very proud.”