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Venus Awards Winner

The winner of the Rothmans LLP New Business Award for a company less than 2 years old, one of the categories in the prestigious Venus Awards, has been announced.

More than 350 people attended a glittering ceremony and gala dinner at the Hilton, at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, to find out which of over a thousand nominations and applications would win each business category in the awards dubbed the “Working Women’s Oscars”.

The New Business Award winner was named as Samantha Kingston, whose company, Virtual Umbrella, was set up in March 2015. VR is a specialist marketing agency, focusing on virtual reality services for businesses.

Rothmans Partner, Sue Sullivan, said, “We had a fantastic shortlist of women to choose from for this important award, but were delighted to select Samantha as our winner.

“As a highly successful entrepreneur, Samantha is also a real advocate for women in technology, including gaming, and working with women in virtual reality to give them a voice.”

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