The winner of the New Business Award category, sponsored by Rothmans, in the Venus Awards for Hampshire women in business, is Nikki Jones owner/director at Academy Studios, Romsey. Nikki was presented with her award by Sue Sullivan after winning the Final at an Awards Ceremony held at the Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton.
Nikki spent 3 years dreaming of opening the Studios, battling with local planners to get change of use on an industrial unit. Academy Studios has been open almost 2 years now and has become a thriving successful venue for business and the local community.
Nikki Jones won due to her vision and drive to create something from an initial idea, through to a concept and then onto the finished product. Coupled with her ambition for success and leadership, she is able to sell this on to anyone who comes into contact with her.
Shortlisted for the Rothmans New Business Award were:
Kate Rossi – Goosechase Property Search
Emma Jayne Langton – E.J Plumbing and Heating
Nicola Dickinson – Fresh Therapies
Nikki Jones – Academy Studios
Kimberly Garrod – Kimberly Garrod Photography
Visit the Venus Awards website for more details.