Ella Jackson, of Robert Welch Designs, was one of our Rising Star Winners at the Awards Lunch in 2018.

Ella entered the Rising Star in Education or Training category and won the Award. Since then Ella has worked on her own personal brand and was invited to tell us about her journey so far at the Woman Who Inspires event celebrating International Women’s Day earlier this year.

Since winning the Award, Ella has also featured in a Government campaign to promote apprenticeships. Ella told us that she opted for the Apprenticeship route after leaving school and entered the world of work at Robert Welch Designs.

Following her interview on International Women’s Day, Ella was invited to speak at a West Midlands Innovation and Skills event organised by the Federation of Small Businesses.

Karen Woolley, FSB Development Manager for Staffordshire and West Midlands said “I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Ella Jackson, Winner of the Woman Who Rising Star Award 2018, as part of our Innovation and Sills event on 4th April. She is an amazing young lady with incredible drive and ambition who outlined that winning the Award had done absolute wonders for her confidence and profile. So much so, that she was invited to feature in the Government’s video for Young Apprentices as part of National Apprenticeship Week in March this year. I have absolutely no doubt that Ella will go far – she truly is a Rising Star.

I would urge all young people to consider entering for an award of this nature – not only does it make you really look inwardly at your strengths and ambitions but, if you win, or are even short listed, it can have a massive positive effect on your confidence and career. (Karen Woolley Development Manager, FSB Staffordshire and West Midlands.)

Listen to the interview with Ann Green, Coventry University, sponsors of the Rising Star in Education or Training Award.

Coventry University is delighted to sponsor the Woman Who events that are all about recognising women in business along with rising stars in education and training. Personally I think we are very fortunate to have the opportunity to sponsor an award which celebrates the fundamental role of education in the growth, development and achievement of women!” Dr Anne Coufopoulos, Associate Dean (Enterprise & Commercial) @coufop @CovUni_Business




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