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Congratulations from the IEP

Posted By Heather Ette, 10 November 2017

Samantha Everard AIEP wins Lifetime Achievement Award

The IEP are thrilled to congratulate IEP Member Samantha Everard AIEP on her huge accomplishment in winning the Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by Luxurycare) at The Dorset Venus Awards 2017.

Dubbed by Channel 4 as The Working Women’s Oscars, The Dorset Venus Awards seek to discover and recognise the brightest female business stars in the county. With more and more women starting their own businesses and making a vital contribution to the local, regional and national economy, the Awards play an important role in recognising how they juggle and manage their commitments as working women, often combining it with parenthood.

Sam founded The Samee Charity in 2015 with two areas of focus – one was Workshops in Self-Employment (WISE Project) providing self-employment awareness through workshops for children of school age, and the second being The Samee Project, which stands for Supporting and Mentoring Enabling Entrepreneurship, which provides business start-up support for relieving the financial hardship of people disadvantaged by their socio-economic background, and guiding them into self-employment and/or employment. 

IEP Chairman Scott Parkin FIEP said “we are incredibly lucky in our profession to have such talented, committed and dedicated people who continually go the extra mile. Sam is so deserving of her Lifetime Achievement Award. In setting up the Samee Project, Sam is helping and offering opportunities to the most vulnerable people in society, from those with mental health issues, physical disabilities, in rehabilitation, to clients that are single parents, people living in poverty and those from a challenging background. She is truly inspirational and we are delighted that she has been recognised for the vital contribution she is making.”

You can find out more about The Samee Project here

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