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Shortlist Announced For the Inaugural Welsh Women’s Awards 2019


After the enormous success of the English, Scottish and Irish Women’s Awards that took place in January, Creative Oceanic is delighted to announce the first ever Welsh Women’s Awards 2019. The number of nominations received over the past months was overwhelming and the full list with finalists has now been compiled.

The black-tie event will be held at the Exchange Hotel in Cardiff, on Wednesday April 3, when meritorious female role models will gather together to celebrate their achievements.

The Welsh Women’s Awards 2019 aim to acknowledge and celebrate the success of women entrepreneurs, business women, professionals, civil servants, women in uniform, charity workers and many more that contribute in making Wales a greater place to live in. The awards embody the continuing strength, grit and determination of women, honouring those who continue to thrive, excelling them at the forefront of their industries.

Shirley Davis-Fox MBE is one of the finalists in the ‘Women of Influence’ category.  Shirley will find out if she has managed to win the competition and grab an accolade at the elegant event being held in April.

“As CEO/Registrar of The Hair and Barber Council, I have worked with Shirley extremely closely these past three years, both in her role on our main Council and that of our Political Lobbyist.

The level of professionalism she always portrays is one of strength, good character, amazing attention to detail and incredible tenacity. She has a loyalty to the hair and barber world that gives her both energy and huge enthusiasm, and together with her powerful political drive makes her one of the industries rare characters.

She has been a driving force in helping me to spearhead the cause of the Hair and Barber Council forward to a position we have never been in before, and it is her true dedication and love of the industry that makes her unique in our creative world.

Absolutely dedicated to the training and education of young people entering the industry, she has but one aim, to give them the very best start she can, to ensure they go on to have enriched and fulfilling careers.

She is without doubt deserving of this award, the influence she has had over many aspects of the industry our Council, and the continuing change in the way politicians view the Hair and Beauty sector, are all a tribute to what Shirley is…a true professional”.

Creative Oceanic have been delivering award ceremonies over the last eight years in nine different cities including Belfast, London, Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester Leicester, Birmingham, Dublin and Toronto. Creative Oceanic has successfully been delivering awards in the hospitality, food, wedding, hair and beauty and independent retail sector.

A Spokesperson for the Welsh Women’s Awards 2019 said:

“These awards aim to celebrate the power and breadth of talent that every woman hides in herself and the hard work of female heroes that often remains unrecognised.

“We are very happy to see the huge engagement of the public who went behind our nomination process to vote for their favourite personalities that have followed their dreams and achieved their goals.

“We hope that these finalists will inspire other women to follow their steps and we can’t wait to welcome meritorious individuals in a memorable ceremony and celebrate the winners with them in an enjoyable event. We wish all the finalists the best of luck.”