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Derbyshire business owner to judge National Business Women’s Awards 2022 following dual wins last year

A young businesswoman from Derbyshire has been invited to be a guest judge at this year’s National Business Women’s Awards after scooping two prestigious prizes at last year’s ceremony.

Jodie Heginbotham, co-founder and co-director of award-winning architectural design firm The Practical Planning Company, triumphed in the national awards in November 2021, winning Gold in the Young Business Woman of the Year category as well as Silver overall winner of the night.

This year, she has been asked to be a member of the esteemed judging panel.

“It’s an honour to be asked to be a part of the judging panel this year,” says Jodie. “Being named Young Business Woman of the Year last year was a real highlight for me. We’re a small business, a small team and a fairly new company so it was beyond anything I ever expected. It truly is the greatest reward for all the hard work and stress that goes into running a business!

“I’d like to extend my best wishes to all the women who have entered these awards this year – good luck!”

The Practical Planning Company was established to offer a service to everyday homeowners which makes them feel safe and secure when extending or building their dream home. Since launching in 2019, Jodie and her husband Ben have helped over 400 homeowners with their home projects.

Specialising in providing the whole design and planning package for home extensions and other home improvement projects, the company’s services extend across Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

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About The Practical Planning Company The Practical Planning Company believes there is a simpler, faster and more affordable way to build your forever home. No hidden fees. No confusion. No stress. Just practical, high-quality plans and advice. The team produces professional, detailed plans for planning permission and technical drawings for building control, giving people all they need to get accurate quotes from builders – or even complete the build themselves. Founded in 2019 and headquartered in Derbyshire, The Practical Planning Company is driven by a commitment to unparalleled customer service and providing the best in architectural design. They’re designers at heart, with a passion for creativity and over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry. Their mission is simply to help homeowners feel safe and secure when it comes to designing and building their dream home, and to give people the space they deserve. Facebook: @practicalplanningco Instagram: @practicalplanningco

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