Berenice Northcott, managing director of Access North Structures, has been revealed as a finalist in the Forward Ladies 2017 awards for the Yorkshire, North East and Scotland region.
Holding the role of MD at the work at height specialist firm since 2011, Berenice has played a pivotal part in growing the company and building its profile around four key provisions – rope access, ETFE, tensile fabrics and fall protection.
Having been shortlisted for the SME Emerging category, her fellow competitors hail from a wide range of sectors – from accountancy to digital services and recruitment, to name just a few.
With a total of 67 high-achieving female business leaders announced as area finalists across the twelve categories, Berenice will be in good entrepreneurial company at the regional awards ceremony – set to take place at the Crowne Plaza in Newcastle on 22 September.
The winners from the night will be invited to appear before a live panel of independent judges in November, with the overall victors finally being announced at the national ceremony in Leeds on 1 December.
Commenting on her nomination, Berenice said: “I’m delighted to have been shortlisted for the SME Emerging award, especially as it’s alongside such inspiring women. And no matter the outcome on the night, it will undoubtedly be an exciting event.
“Working within a driven team who are committed to doing a great job and growing the business is reward enough. But it’s still humbling and thrilling to receive such recognition from outside the company too.”
Based in Huddersfield, Access North Structures conducts complex work at height projects at sites across the UK, with particular expertise in rope access techniques and the installation and maintenance of ETFE, tensile fabrics and fall protection systems.