The CEO of allergy-free brand Creative Nature has been hailed Entrepreneur of the Year at this year’s Women of the Future Awards.
Julianne Ponan has enjoyed a successful year including winning the Food and Drink Business of the Year accolade at the West London Business Awards.
In its 17th year, The Women of the Future Awards brings together the most creative and talented women in the UK from a range of diverse ventures.
And this year was a star-studded event attended by the Women of the Future programme’s global ambassador HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO, patron of the awards Cherie Blair CBE KC and chair of the awards judging panel Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE.
The Entrepreneur of the Year award celebrates women who have already started to build a business and have shown that they have the ambition to scale new heights.
Julianne said the latest award was one of her “greatest achievements” as the competition was so strong with very impressive candidates.
Creative Nature’s products are low in sugar and free from the top 14 allergens, using superfood ingredients to improve their nutrient value.
The awards are hosted as part of the Women of the Future (WOF) Programme, a platform to aspires to unlock a culture of kindness and collaboration among leaders that aims to connect, inspire and support a new generation of female leaders.
A talented shortlist
WOF founder and chair, Pinky Lilani CBE, said: “This year we received an unprecedented number of nominations and we have been blown away by our remarkably talented shortlist, not just because you have already achieved so much but because you share a generosity of spirit.
“Every candidate has a burning desire to succeed, not for themselves, but for the benefit of others. Every leader is determined to mentor, to build community, and to extend a hand of kindness to those in need. I am so proud of our 2022 finalists and winners, huge congratulations to you all.”
The Women of the Future Awards are open to all women aged 35 or under with the exception of three special award categories.