An Inspiring Night for UK Business

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Abi Purser, Founder of Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel Group, proudly presented the ‘Most Inspiring Business’ award at the UK’s prestigious Best Business Women Awards 2019. As an inspiring and ambitious entrepreneur herself, Abi was delighted to be invited to present at this very special event, which recognises the achievements of great women in the UK business community.

The sparkling awards ceremony and gala dinner was held at The Tower Hotel in London on Friday 11 th October 2019. Longcroft is a sponsor of the Best Business Woman Awards, now in its fifth year, which celebrates the hard work, tenacity and dedication of some of the most inspiring female entrepreneurs in the UK. This year’s event also raised £1,700 for The Welsh
Air Ambulance
Charitable Trust, the 2018 Community Champion winner.

Abi said: “Wow – it was a really special night and I was so honoured to be invited to present the ‘Most Inspiring Business Award’. And I was so pleased to give the award to such a deserving category winner, Carmel Jane Saulbrey of Carmel Jane Photography. It was truly inspiring to be in the same room as so many hard-working entrepreneurs, who like me have followed their dreams and are now all running successful businesses.

Abi opened her very first Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, in 2010, in response to the poor standard of cat accommodation and care offered across theUK. With Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel, Abi tool a revolutionary approach to cat boarding, placing animal welfare at the heart of her business and offering peace of mind to the most
discerning cat owners by providing a tailored, home-from-home experience for all feline guests. There are now 22 Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotels in the country, with more in the pipeline for this year and next – a reflection of the ever-growing demand for Longcroft’s level or service and industry expertise.

Most Inspiring Business Woman 2019 – Finalists

WINNER Carmel Jane Saulbrey- Carmel Jane Photography


Caroline Strawson – Caroline Strawson: Transformational Divorce Coach

Denise O’Leary – Purpol Marketing Ltd

Elizabeth Venz – Jack Nadel International

Jo MacFarlane – Jo MacFarlane Luxury Candles

Olivia Mikhail –Kew Little Pigs Farm Ltd

Shazia Mustafa – Third Door (Coworking & Nursery)

Taz Thornton – Taz Thornton

Vicky Saynor – Bethnal & Bec

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