Semi Finalists announced for 2018 Dorset Venus Awards!

During a ceremony at held at Mercedes Benz in Poole, the semi-finalists for this year’s Dorset Venus Awards were announced, 5 of which were for the brand new Sustainability Award.

The Sustainability Award Category was created and sponsored by Tops Day Nurseries. It is brand new to the Dorset awards, and would not have been introduced if it wasn’t for the influence of previous Venus Lifetime Award winner and managing director of Tops Day Nurseries, Cheryl Hadland.

“It is so important to recognise and promote the sustainability efforts of businesses as they help to shape the community. At Tops Day Nurseries we believe in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible world for all. We know that we are not the only ones who believe this but the sustainability efforts of businesses aren’t publicised as much as we think they should be. By creating this award category we are hoping to shine a light on the sustainability efforts of others and give them the recognition they deserve.

I met with the award semi-finalists during the celebration evening, each of whom has made a tremendous impact on sustainability in their own different ways.”

The finalists are made up of local business women:

Julie Woodward from BeeWrap UK. BeeWrap UK is about changing people’s perception on the way they live and to make no nonsense zero waste wraps to reduce our use of single use plastics and the impact they are having on our environment and wildlife

Lynda Daniels from Southern Sustainability. In 2016 Lynda’s team created a unique Expo for the region, focussed on B2B environmental management. 2017 they added an annual conference, private and public sector support service, green supplier hub and training.

Jo Spragg from Kite Clothing. Kite Clothing is a planet-friendly clothing brand for children from 0-11 years old. Every garment we design and make is packed with original and thoughtful details, manufactured to the highest quality, and produced with the lowest environmental impact.

Helen Winter from Coral Interiors. Coral Interiors offers residential interior design for homeowners and property professionals and tailors each project to the client, whether it’s a one-room refresh or a whole house renovation.


Kelly Levell from WDE. We Do Ethical inspires people to be the change for a sustainable future. The consultancy business improves the csr and procurement of companies; whilst their nfp organisation run’s four community programmes to care, nurture, unite and love ethical living.

Tops Day Nurseries are looking forward to the awards ceremony later this year where the finalists in their award category will be announced!

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