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.