Gregory Distribution finance director Angela Butler is in the running for the First Woman in Finance Award following her stellar performance since joining the Devon haulage company in 2011.
Out of hundreds of applicants, 49 of the UK’s most ground-breaking women have been named as finalists in the 2014 First Women Awards, which aim to unearth and celebrate inspirational female role models from across a wide range of sectors and industries.
Angela studied at Cambridge University where she graduated with a 2:1 in pharmacology before joining Ernst & Young in London, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1991. She then went on to work for a number of PLCs in finance, system implementation, change management.
Angela will be competing against other worthy contenders to win the First Woman in Finance category, including Lisa Powis, CEO of Fresh Insurance Services Group, who has worked in the insurance industry for 30 years and Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International, the 7th largest global accounting network.
Now in their ninth year, the awards were founded by Real Business and the CBI, and have recognised a host of ‘first women’ over the years, who are paving the way for future generations of females.
The awards ceremony is taking place at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square on Thursday, June 12, hosted by journalist and broadcaster Mishal Husain.