The chief of a Milton Keynes firm won the Entrepreneur Of 2014 Award last night - less than one year after forming the firm.
Jean Winfield, managing director of PR and marketing agency Jeanius Consulting, was presented with the award at the prestigious WISTA UK 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner.
WISTA is an international organisation of women working in the shipping industry, and includes naval architects, maritime lawyers, ship’s engineers, and many others working both directly in the industry and providing services to the industry.
Jeanius Consulting was set up by business development and PR and marketing specialist Jean Winfield in September 2013, and has grown at such a rapid pace that both the size of the team and the office space has since doubled.
Jean Winfield said: “I am delighted to have won another award in our inaugural year.
“It’s been an amazing business journey, both with shipping and non-shipping clients all across the world and we look forward to growing further with new clients, to be announced shortly.
“PR, marketing and social media strategies are crucial for business growth and we love not only working with all types and sizes of clients but we also totally love what we do – that’s what makes us more than just a PR company. Success has been due to the incredible dedication and combined skills of my team – so this is an award for the entire Teamjeanius.”
Jeanius Consulting is made up of two divisions of specialised teams; maritime and non–maritime.
Providing a comprehensive service encompassing PR, marketing & social media management Jeanius has already established an international client base in the global shipping market, as well as looking after the needs of local businesses based in Beds, Herts and Bucks.