Roz Tranfield took the overall title of Merseyside Woman of the Year and amongst the other winners honoured at the Merseyside Women of the Year Awards 2016 were Katy Elliott, Gee Walker and Ema Wilkes.
They were amongst a host of Merseyside women singled out for their achievements in the fields of business, arts, health, charity and voluntary work.
Over 450 people turned out to see them receive their awards at the glamorous ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, organised by 3 busy women Jean Gadsby, Elaine Owen and Ellie Kerr.
The atmosphere was electrifying, at times emotional and absolutely inspirational as guests recognised the extraordinary success of the local women who have inspired, educated and ‘put back’ into local community and created economic growth of the region.
The winners were as follows:
Michael W Halsall Solicitors Merseyside Woman of the Year 2016 Winner – Roz Tranfield
When Roz was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2014, she faced this battle with the same energy and positivity that she puts into every part of her life. From dyeing her hair pink to face the start of chemotherapy head on, to holding a very special Fashion Show – where every model was a breast cancer patient – Roz has raised almost £35,000 for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity in just over a year, and this figure is still rising! Roz hasn’t just turned her hand to fundraising: she’s also created a vital support network for breast cancer patients across the region, providing friendship and support to other women being treated at Clatterbridge.
Quilter Cheviot Investment Management Entrepreneur of the Year
Winner – Katy Elliott
Runner up – Cheryl White
Liverpool CCG Healthy Liverpool Health Care Hero of the Year
Winner – Elizabeth Evans
Runner up – Jackie Palmer
Liverpool Citizens Unknown Gem
Winner – Maria Checkland
Runner Up – Joyce Dunne
Daisy & Jake Day Nursery Inspirational Woman
Winner – Gee Walker
Runner up – Debs Crawley
Kevin Edward Costs Social Impact
Winner – Michelle Langan
Runner up – Nicola Hawkes
Knowsley Chamber of Commerce Rising Star
Winner – Julie Simpson
Runner up – Liverpool Girl Geeks
O2 Community Impact
Winner – Ema Wilkes
Runner up – Carolyn Garlick
David M Robinson Arts & Culture
Joint Winner – Lisa Simpson
Joint Winner – Kathryn Rudge
Tommee Tippee Women of Courage
Winner – Úna McBride
Runner up – Josephine Zuzan
Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Women Making a Difference
Winner – Roz Tranfield
Runner up – Dorothy Beattie
Liverpool CCG Healthy Liverpool Health Care Professional of the Year
Winner – Kath Tyler
Runner up – Vicky Welch
Cassell Moore Best Supporting Male
Elaine Owen one of the organisers of Merseyside Women of the Year said: “What a fabulous inspirational day celebrating fantastic women and their amazing achievements –its uplifting and encouraging to be part of it all, huge thanks to everyone who helped to make it such a success.
The event once again teamed up with Radio City Cash for Kids, who provide a helping hand to disabled and disadvantaged children in Liverpool and the surrounding areas and The Merseyside Women of the Year Legacy Awards to provide financial assistance for support and networking opportunities for Merseyside Women of the Year finalists.
Headline sponsors were Michael W Halsall Solicitors and category sponsors included; Quilter Cheviot Investment Management, Daisy & Jake Day Nursery, NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group Healthy Liverpool and Cassell Moore Solicitors.
Mr Michael Halsall said “This is the third year in a row that we have sponsored this incredible event, Michael W Halsall solicitors are extremely pleased to be involved in such a fantastic inspirational event that advocates and showcase’s what we believe in; Goodwill, Going the extra mile and recognising those who really give back to our business, professional and local communities. Every finalist was a worthy winner in our eyes. The challenges overcome and the determination shown both professionally and personally make them all an inspiration to the whole of Merseyside.
“Jean, Ellie and Elaine do an amazing job bringing together and recognising these remarkable ladies and supporting as many women as possible across the region”.
It is the mission of the Merseyside Women of the Year organisers to celebrate women’s achievements, to reward the best of the best and leave an enduring legacy for the next generation of Women to be inspired.
For more information or photographs please contact Elaine Owen or Tom Buchanan: