Hannah Dale, founder and creative director of Wrendale Designs and Nicola Lucy Lando, ceo of Sous Chef (Speciality Cooking Supplies) are among the 19 extraordinary women – chosen from over 1,000 entrants – who are finalists in the 2021 NatWest everywoman Awards.
Nicola and Hannah are shortlisted in the Athena category, recognising inspirational woman who are running a business that has been trading for six to nine years.
Hannah’s Wrendale artwork is well-known on a wide range of best-selling licensed housewares, including Royal Worcester tableware from Portmeirion Group. Starting out in 2012, Hannah’s designs are inspired by her love for the countryside. She has built Wrendale into an international brand turning over £8m annually.
Founded by Nicola, Sous Chef is described as the online ‘shop for people who love cooking,’ stocking kitchenware and tableware alongside tried and tasted ingredients for cuisines from around the world. The site’s huge range of gifts for foodies include ravioli cutters, Japanese knives, fermenting crocks, serving platters and a sourdough bread making set.
Now in their 19th year, the NatWest everywoman Awards celebrate female entrepreneurs from all walks of life, providing a platform for them to share their achievements. Winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony on December 7 2021.
Maxine Benson MBE, co-founder of everywoman comments: “For nearly two decades, these awards have provided a platform to share the stories of hundreds of entrepreneurs, encouraging, emboldening and empowering other women to follow suit.”
She continues: “Against a backdrop of Covid, these women have shown how innovation and enterprise have helped their businesses to thrive under extraordinary trading conditions. We hope their experiences will go onto inspire others and provide the motivation and inspiration that will be the backbone of the UK’s economic recovery.”
Top: Hannah Dale of Wrendale Designs.