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14th Aug, 2022

Shirley business women up for top award

Sarah Mason 1st Aug, 2022

A SOLIHULL businesses woman has been named as a finalist for a national award.

Debbie Newbould, the founder and managing director at Flume, has been shortlisted for the Business Woman of the Year (Micro) category in the annual National Business Women’s Awards.

The National Business Women’s Awards aims to raise the profile of industrious, hardworking and enterprising Business Women in the UK.

Debbie founded Shirley-based research company Flume 20 years ago and over the past three years she has added a quantitative function and re-branded under a new name and proposition.

Debbie said: “I was delighted to hear that I’m a finalist for this award.

“I founded Flume at my dining room table surrounded by my three young children almost 20 years ago.

“There have been lots of challenges along the way, but with the support of a great team, we’ve continued to grow and evolve, not least in the last three years.

“I have always seen myself as a business person rather than a business woman and I would encourage other young women to feel the same – if you’re thinking about founding something yourself, do it.”

Winners will be announced at an awards dinner in London in November.

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