Two Rochdale businesswomen make final of prestigious Enterprise Vision Awards

Date published: 02 July 2024

Two Rochdale businesswomen have been named as finalists for the 2024 Enterprise Vision Awards (EVAs).

Giselle Williams, partner at AST Hampsons, has been shortlisted for the Employer of the Year category. AST Hampsons is a long-established firm of solicitors with a rich history and offices in Rochdale and Bury.


Giselle Williams
Giselle Williams


Many of their team members have been with them for years, which is a testament to the supportive work environment they have created.

New Business finalist, Hannah Lomax, founder of Roebuck Digital, built a social media management, training, and strategy agency for charities and eco-friendly businesses. They tell impactful stories with accessibility at the forefront.

Spotting a need for affordable marketing in the non-profit and sustainability sectors, she launched Roebuck Digital as a one-woman show. In just two years, her enterprise has blossomed into a team of freelancers.

One of Roebuck Digital's standout projects involved boosting the social media presence of the GM Ringway, Greater Manchester's walking trail.

Hannah Lomax, said: "Being nominated by not one but two clients for this award is the best part. But, because it’s all anonymous, I haven’t actually been able to work out who the second nomination is from!

“I started Roebuck Digital as a freelancer just two years ago, so looking back, it’s amazing to see the incredible work our growing team has done.

"Our mission has always been to empower charities and eco-friendly businesses through impactful storytelling and accessible digital strategies. This recognition reinforces our commitment to driving positive change in our community and beyond."

Now in its 13th year, the Enterprise Vision Awards (EVAs) is the premier female business award in the UK, shining a spotlight on the achievements and innovations of women in business.

Coral Horn, founder of the EVAs, said: “Every year, we discover women leading innovative and impactful businesses, from home-based ventures to global brands. This year’s entrants took their applications to another level.

"After much deliberation, we decided to introduce an exciting new category, the ‘One To Watch,’ to feature the rising stars in the business world.”

The winners will be announced on Friday 27 September at a ceremony in Blackpool’s iconic Empress Ballroom, The Winter Gardens.

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