At the second annual Stamford and Rutland Business Awards last week, Jacqui Kavanagh, Managing Director of Trinity Event Solutions was awarded Business Person of the Year. It was a double celebration for Trinity which was also named runner up in the Contribution to the Community category.
Trinity was founded by Jacqui in 2006 and now employs 30 people in venue finding, event management and to book accommodation. She was delighted to receive the award and commented, “I am a firm believer that if you give 100 per cent, you will be rewarded.
"Winning this award will give me the chance to create more opportunities for people, whether it is through work experience, mentoring or encouraging people from all walks of life to work hard to achieve their goals. I could never have imagined that I could start a business which would be recognised as one of the top companies in the region and in its industry. Our success also means that Trinity is able to support local communities through our annual Triple Challenge fund raising initiative.”
The judging panel praised Jacqui’s “focus on staff development and its key importance to the growth and success of the business”. They also said that “Jacqui has created a sound platform for growing the business” and “she demonstrates a good understanding of her market and is developing a range of strategies for securing their place within in it”.
The Stamford and Rutland Business Awards attracts entries from micro businesses through to national SME’s and covering an extensive range of market sectors. The judging panel included Miranda Rock, the Chairman and House Director of Burghley House; Ian Leech, Chief Financial officer of BGL Group and CEO of Coral Administration; Tony Worth, the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire and Brian Edwards, the MD of Swynford Consulting.