The finalists of this year’s Dorset Venus Awards Revealed – and I’m one of them!

Absolutely delighted to be a finalist in this year’s Venus Women Awards! I’m in the PlayGolf Bournemouth judged Category of Networker of the Year, up against 2 other very inspirational Dorset business women. I’m looking forward to the Awards Ceremony so much, I even have my dress picked out already!

The Finalists Announcement saw over 100 guests that included Semi-Finalists, Sponsors and guests who were treated to an afternoon tea in the Cumberland Hotel’s stunning art-deco surroundings. Where I was also taking photos!

The Awards in Dorset were launched at Playgolf Bournemouth in April this year and participants have been whittled down to the Finalists stage by either sponsor judging or public voting. Sponsors and candidates have attended a variety of events over the intervening months to reach this point. The Awards celebrate the vital contribution that women in business make to the local, regional, and national economy. The Awards are unique in that anyone can nominate a friend, client or family member.

The Venus journey will culminate in a glamorous Ceremony and Gala Dinner to be held at Bournemouth International Centre on Thursday 20th October 2016 with this year’s charity sponsor BOO, whose aim is to help African children who are disadvantaged through economic poverty.

Playgolf Bournemouth Networker:
Dawn Cook, Dorset Women in Business;
Zelda De Hollander, Studio Shotz Photography
Lorna Trent, Parrot.

Original article; Bournemouth Daily Echo and Venus Women Awards



August Favourites

August this year has been a little quieter for us in the studio this year, not surprising as the weather has been so glorious and everyone tends to get their summer vacations in. Still lovely to see some regular clients of Pure Networking (below) been chatting with regular clients getting them all booked in for September & October as well as a few events and studio photo shoots including these…

We were commissioned to photograph the Friends of the Elderly Summer Fete at the Retired Nurses Home in Bournemouth. They couldn’t have asked for better weather, bright blue glorious skies made the perfect backdrop for an afternoon full of festivities. Couldn’t say I’d ever thought I’d see Peppa Pig dancing the Charleston….I have now!

Last but by no means least, not forgetting my lovely regular client of Pure Networking who celebrated their 1st Birthday this month! Taking over the VIP area of Bournemouth Club Bar So for an entire Friday night saw some very relaxed networking, cake presentation and lots and lots of drinking!
I saw these guys a lot this month, as I also photographed their usual event coverage for breakfast networking event at the Hilton and their evening post-work drinks at canvas loft bar in Bournemouth Centre.