Ayrshire business woman, Sarah Hunter of Pink Ivy Keepsakes and Hunter Tea is this year’s winner of the coveted ‘Spirit of ABW’ Award.
The announcement was made at Ayrshire Business Women (ABW) monthly networking event held on Wednesday 25 March at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Ayr.
The ‘Spirit of ABW’ Award was created in 2016 to acknowledge members who embody the ABW ethos and show a commitment to the group, its members and the ‘I know a woman who can’ philosophy.
The award is voted for by fellow ABW members, this year Sarah Hunter secured the most votes, here is a small selection of comments from the nominations:
“She is a magician! How she juggles everything on a daily basis, I will never know. The definition of ABW.”
“She is helpful, very kind and committed to furthering the goals of ABW.”
“She is not fazed by any challenge.”
“Queen of multi-tasking; business, family, employment and ABW.”
Sarah Hunter started Pink Ivy Keepsakes back in January 2016. She has always loved crafting and making things. When she left school, she was going to Art College to build on her dream of becoming an interior designer. But that all changed when she took a summer job before starting college as a bookkeeper’s assistant and from then on, she worked in finance and studied accountancy.
But now with a young family and the drive to build her own business working from home in a small village based in East Ayrshire.
Sarah is very proud of Pink Ivy Keepsakes and how well it has done in a short space of time.
Sarah, who launched also launched Hunter Tea earlier this year, was delighted that her fellow ABW members had nominated her for this prestigious award:
“WOW WOW.. I can’t thank you all so much for voting for me am so amazed. Big thank you to everyone for you lovely words. I am so pleased and lucky to be a part of amazing group of women, each and everyone of you have amazing skills in business which over the passed 2 years I have been able to learn and grow myself in to a business woman.”
Liz Cooper, who donated the award in commemoration of her seven years as ABW President, commented:
"I am in awe of my fellow ABW members and Sarah is a very worthy recipient of this award in 2018. Definitely a woman who can."
Photos are courtesy of Ikat Photography.