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EVA 2017

Felltarn Friends Scoop Enterprise Vision Award in Glittering Winter Gardens Ceremony

Celebrations were in order for creative duo Claire Mansfield and Amy Onyango of New Hutton based Felltarn Friends this week, as they won a coveted Enterprise Vision Award for Creative Industry.

The glittering ceremony attended by 650 representatives and supporters of female entrepreneurs across the North West was held at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens on Friday 29th September. Winners for each of the 15 categories were chosen from hundreds of nominees, with the shortlists featuring many businesses from Cumbria as well as Manchester, Liverpool and Lancashire.

“It was such a shock to hear our names called as winners – we were thrilled to be finalists and came to the awards for a great evening out. To actually win is just incredible, and we are so grateful to everyone who’s helped, encouraged and supported Felltarn Friends over the past 4 years since we started the business,” said Amy.

Recently, Felltarn Friends have been involved in many creative projects around Kendal, including the Summer Trails, Comic Arts Festival and the hoardings around Westmorland Homecare on Highgate.

Claire is overwhelmed by the recognition of the EVAs, “Amy and I have such a lot of fun working together, and work so hard juggling the business and children, so to be chosen to win an award for our achievements is a real boost and we’re just so happy.”

The ceremony was a big celebration of the variety of businesses across the whole of the North West owned by women. Now in its 7th year, the Enterprise Vision Awards is the largest organisation supporting women in business outside London.

“It was brilliant to be celebrating with so many other winners and finalists from South Lakes in particular,” said Amy. “We saw lots of familiar faces on the night which shows the strength of businesswomen in the area. We’re so proud to be a part of that!”

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