On Friday 7th June, Andel Plastics Managing Director and owner attended the Woman Who Achieves Award ceremony as a finalist in two categories.
It is our pleasure to announce that she won the award in the category for Woman Who Achieves and Innovates through STEM.
It is the fourth year for the Woman Who Achieves Awards, in partnership with the FSB. The awards and network celebrate women in business, with an aim to support each other and create role models and remove boundaries.
Helena was entered into two categories for Innovates through STEM and Outstanding Leadership. Those who know Helena, know that she is passionate about sharing her experiences and inspiring and supporting the younger generation into engineering. The week before the ceremony, Helena had taken part in a panel discussion at the Med-tech show regarding this subject with Women in Plastics
About the award ceremony Helena said “When Sandra (Garlick, Awards organiser) started to describe the winner, I knew it was me. I was so shocked I could hardly speak when picking up the award.” “It was such a surprise. I’d never been to a Woman Who Achieves event before and I had soon realised the calibre of women in the room when I arrived. I decided pretty quickly that I’d been lucky to get into the finals and relaxed into lunch. When my name was read out I was just stunned.”
“Now it has sunk it a bit more, I realise what an achievement this was, all the finalists and their business journies are different and similar in so many ways. I know now why the network is so important and Sandra does such an amazing job to put it all together. I came away from the day feeling even more inspired.”
Andel Plastics are injection moulders and toolmakers, with a class 7 cleanroom. Helena is the second generation owner, having been in the business for 22 years herself. Supplying a wide range of industries and from start-up businesses to multinationals, please contact us if you have any reqirements for our services.