mercoledì 9 aprile 2008




Tonight in London, Veuve Clicquot Champagne announced thewinner of the 35th Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award at a champagnereception held at The Berkeley Hotel, Knightsbridge.The silver bottle trophy was presented by The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP.THE WINNERCarolyn McCall, Chief Executive, Guardian Media GroupMcCall oversees a business which spans publishing,broadcasting and the internet. Guardian Media Group comprises the Guardianand Observer, the website, GMG Radio, regional newspapersincluding the Manchester Evening News, Trader Media Group (publisher of AutoTrader) and a property services division.Carolyn McCall on receiving her award said:"The list of previous winners is a roll call of highlytalented and inspirational women, so I'm absolutely delighted to win thisaward. The achievements of the former winners and my fellow nominees offerencouragement to women in business everywhere."Sally Warmington, Brand Director Veuve Clicquot said:"We are delighted that the judges have selected a winner whoreflects the unique business character of Madame Clicquot, one of the firstgreat business women. Similar to Madame Clicquot, Carolyn McCall, ChiefExecutive of the Guardian Media Group, has successfully led the companythrough a vast range of development and growth and puts her success down to aforward-thinking attitude, positively embracing innovation in order toanticipate the future.

"THE FINALISTSAlice Avis Chief Executive Sanctuary Spa HoldingsCilla Snowball Chairman, Chief Executive AMV GroupSophi Tranchell Managing Director Divine Chocolate LtdLONDON, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- AWARD HISTORYIn the world of business, The Veuve Clicquot Award is regardedas the 'Oscar' for women entrepreneurs and those working in the corporateworld in the UK and throughout the world. Highly prized and sought after, itis the first and original international Award created specially to recognisethe contribution that women have made to business life.Now in its 35th year and held in 17 other countries, The Awardcelebrates the memory of Madame Clicquot herself, a formidable and successful19th century businesswoman, who made the great champagne house what it istoday.Her audacity, bravery and creativity are celebrated each yearand reflected in the light of the achievements of the winner and finalists.In turn, they present excellent role models for young women aspiring to theirplace in the business world.Pictures and biographies are available onhttp://www.veuveclicquotaward.comNote to Editors:A picture/s accompanying this release is available through the PA Photowire. It can be downloaded from viewed at or

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