Our Vic named on Northern Power Women’s Future List 2017

Our Vic named on Northern Power Women’s Future List 2017

March 10, 2017

We are delighted that UpRising’s very own Regional Manager for the North, Vic Turnbull, has been included on this year’s Northern Power Women Future List. The list recognises the influencers, leaders and change makers of the future who are already making a difference in their environments and communities.

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, the awards recognised leading women and businesses from the North that are working towards promoting gender equality and helping to contribute to a thriving Northern Powerhouse.


Of the recognition Vic says,

I am thrilled, and incredibly inspired to have been included on this year's Northern Power Women Future List 2017. It takes a lot of balls to be a successful woman and even more to shout about it.”

Vic has been an invisible force in the North, working tirelessly to enable new talent to achieve their dreams, whatever their background. She has worked for over a decade with national youth charities and flies the flag for women in the creative industries as the Director of Silent Radio, a leading music website.


Simone Roche, founder of Northern Power Women, said of the awards:

“With more than 500 nominations across nine categories, our judges had a difficult time selecting our winners, as there were so many inspirational women and men nominated. It is humbling and inspiring to see the amazing work people and companies do every day to create change within our workplaces. Seeing this fantastic work, it makes me proud to call myself ‘Northern’.”

The Northern Powerhouse Minister, Andrew Percy MP, said he was proud of the work taking place in the Northern Powerhouse and commended all the award winners.

“Our efforts to build the Northern Powerhouse are delivering real results for local people. More than one million businesses are involved and we’ve boosted foreign direct investment into the region. 

“The Northern Power Women Award winners deserve the highest praise. I’m proud to partner with the campaign in their efforts to drive gender equality across the North of England.”


Winners at the awards, were;

  •  Outstanding Entrepreneur: Cheryl Latham, founder and CEO, Brighter World Energy.

  • One to Watch: Kriti Sharma, of Sage UK.

  • Mentor of the Year: Denise Chilton, owner of Denise Chilton Ltd.

  • Person with Purpose: Ema Wilkes, founder of Neo Community Café and Catering Ltd.

  • Agent of Change: Emma Keith, Royal Air Force, and in the same category Hazel O’Keefe, of Women In Comedy was highly commended.

  •   Transformational Leader: Jane Farrell, Sodexo, UK & Ireland.

  • Small Business of the Year: Airco Centre of Excellence.

  • Medium Business of the Year: Mediacom North.

  • Large Business of the Year: Sage UK.