Ellie has been instrumental in sustaining the Merseyside Women of the Year awards event through her work with the network group, Women In Business NW and she has received both local and national awarded recognition for her work within the women's enterprise agenda.
Ellie works for BID, the Liverpool Business Improvement District. Ellie is a great connector and networker and has a passion for the Liverpool City region and helping organisations be the best version of themselves they can be.
Ellie is also Mum and taxi service to her busy son, Brodie.
Women In Business NW & Merseyside Woman of the Year Awards Event
Ellie was the very first winner of the "Merseyside Woman of the Year" award in 2003.
Ellie was nominated for the work she did to ensure the survival of Women In Business NW network. She has continued to support women going into business and women in work in addition to helping to organise the Merseyside Women of the Year Awards.
In July 2010 Ellie and two other women, Jean Gadsby and Elaine Owen took over the awards event management and it has truly felt as if the event has "come home".
Annually with over 420 attendees and always a long waiting list, it is the largest celebration of women's achievements on Merseyside and is the highlight in the diary across the area. The Awards continues to raise the profile of women's contribution to the City region across all sectors and in areas of life.
Ellie worked as a Consultant to deliver the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) for Liverpool Vision in 2011 and worked for over 18 years at Business Link and uses her contacts and connections made over her years dealing with business across Merseyside to help to connect people and businesses.
Business & Commerce Award from The Mersey Partnership
Women In Business won Best Micro Business of the Year from Merseyside Learning & Skills Council for innovative use of technology and training
Business Support Professional of the Year from Prowess
Responsibility for Sponsorship/Event Management Co-ordination/Nominations
Ellie uses her vast network of contacts to enable sponsorship opportunities for the Awards. The profits from the Awards go to help various charities across Merseyside. Sponsorship is vital for the growth of the event and offer great opportunities to business to be involved with a strong women oriented brand.
Ellie makes sure that the awards runs smoothly from the floor on the day and that the event is kept on track and to time.