Rotherham businesswoman scoops top award

Rotherham businesswoman, Julie Kenny
Rotherham businesswoman, Julie Kenny
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South Yorkshire businesswoman Julie Kenny has won a prestigious award.

Julie, who already has the CBE, won the Vitalise Business Woman of the Year at a glittering gala luncheon and awards ceremony.

Previous winners of the award include Karen Brady, vice chairman of West Ham Football Club.

The Vitalise Women of the Year Awards honour women’s outstanding individual achievement in all professions.

The Businesswoman of the Year Award recognises outstanding achievement in business and provides positive role models to encourage other women to enter the business arena.

The awards event was in support of the national disability charity Vitalise, which provides breaks for people with disabilities and carers at its three respite holiday centres around the UK.

Alzheimer’s Research UK and Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer were also beneficiaries of the event.

Vitalise chief executive Chris Simmonds said: “Congratulations to Julie on this well-deserved accolade.

“I would also like to thank all the women who attended this fantastic event for their support of Vitalise.

“Your generosity will help us continue and expand our vital work supporting people with disabilities and carers from the Midlands and across the UK.”

Julie started her working life as a typist before training as a lawyer and then setting up Pyronix, designing passive infra-red security systems.