FSB are once again sponsoring the Women in Business Awards and after offering support to members’ applications through 1:1 mentoring, video guidance and talks at FSBConnect netwowkring, we’re thrilled to see some members making the finals in some of the top categories! We meet a few here…
When FSB Member Anne-Mari Nimela of FoxPrint (Shepshed) found out that she had been nominated for the Business Women of the Year category of the Leicester Mercury Women in Business Awards she was delighted.
When she received a phone call to say she had been shortlisted as a Finalist, she was absolutely over the moon.
Finnish born Anne-Mari has worked within FoxPrint for 13 years and, since becoming a 100% shareholder and MD two short years ago, has ensured that she understands the inner workings of her business by working in every role.
Despite increasing turnover and profit year on year, she felt that being a sole business owner can sometimes be a lonely place. That’s why she loves being a member of the FSB. However, she realised that to get to the next milestone she needed help to drive her business forward. In essence, Anne-Mari was looking for an extension to her Board, someone to keep her focused, a person she could bounce ideas off and discuss strategy.
For the last four months Anne-Mari has been working with fellow FSB member Sandra Garlick, a former business an employment law solicitor, who has grown several businesses from startup through to exit and now works with business owners and senior management teams on various aspects of business growth.
Sandra’s varied and unique skill set enables her to help with all aspects of running a business. Sandra is also the founder of Woman Who… whose aims are to recognise the achievements of women in business and encourage them to celebrate their successes.
Located in Shepshed in Leicestershire, FoxPrint handle design, print, storage and mail out operations, act as an outsourced print room and offer a total print management solution. Print materials are printed, stored and delivered exactly where and when you need them.
After working in the business with Anne-Mari, and learning what a great business FoxPrint is, Sandra nominated Anne-Marie for the Award.
Anne-Mari prides herself on having a great team who put attention to detail and quality at the forefront of the work they deliver. She says “You only get one chance to make a first impression and we help our customers do that every time. It doesn’t matter if it’s the design and print of a one off set of business cards or a complete set of brochures. Every customer receives the same high standard of service.”
Sandra and Anne-Mari will be attending the Awards evening on 28th September with FSB, and we wish Anne-Mari the best of luck