Ladiesfirst Business Awards Judges & Sponsors

Recognising the Achievements of Women within Warwickshire & West Midlands

Janine Edwards

Janine Edwards Wealth Management Ltd represents only St. James’s Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purposes of advising solely on the Group’s wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group’s website at The title ‘Partner Practice’ is the marketing term used to describe St. James’s Place representatives.

Lisa Webb

Head of Corporate Relations for Barclays in the Central Region and has worked for the Bank for nearly 30 years. In addition, she is also a Director of Secret Warriors – a company that specialises in luxury retreats in the Peak District and the Cotswolds.

Donna Whitbrook

Donna is a business consultant, coach, international speaker, and co-author of a bestselling business book Trusted: The human approach to building outstanding client relationships in a digitised world. She’s the first to admit that she much prefers speaking to writing!


Lynne Heard

Lynne is founder and Managing Director of Your Call Publishing Ltd who produce 11 community magazines that are hand delivered to 110,000 homes around Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull areas. A former Premier Manager for HSBC Bank, Lynne sought a better work/life balance and set up Your Call Magazine 15 years ago. The company has grown and expanded over the years, having helped many businesses to grow around the area with advertising and marketing advice. Lynne is a winner of three National Magazine Publishing Awards, and also the winner of the Inspirational Woman Award in 2017, presented by Ladies First Professional Development.

Lynne is delighted and excited to be supporting Ladies First in judging their Business & Inspirational Women Awards for the second year running.

Julie McGarrigle

Julie is a Director (non-solicitor)  of local Coventry and Warwickshire law firm Alsters Kelley Solicitors Ltd. She joined the firm in 2013 as their marketing manager and became a Director in October 2018. Her main roles are the planning and implementing of the marketing & business development strategies to support the ongoing business growth.

Julie has more than 25 years marketing and business development experience, including developing and implementing communication strategies, media relations, business development, sponsorship and event management. Most of her experience was gained whilst working for a large corporate within the financial services sector where she was head of their regional group communications for the East Midlands. She has also worked for a number of smaller companies across a wide variety of sectors, including an independent school and the local chamber of commerce.

She is a huge advocate of supporting and inspiring women in business and was one of the original founders and co-owners of Ladies First.


Sandra Garlick

Sandra Garlick is a former Solicitor, Founder of Woman Who and a business Mentor & Consultant. After working in Sales and Marketing in various sectors, she changed career at 30 and studied to qualify as a Solicitor. She subsequently started her own practice and merged it in 2014. Sandra now works with business owners to power up their personal brand, and grow their business through public speaking, mentoring and Awards.

Awards Sponsors

Dy Holme

Spaces and Faces Photography

Hello, I’m Dy and I have been taking photos ever since my mum bought me my little Kodak Junior camera, I suppose you could say that I was knee high to a grasshopper and a little happy snapper!  I am told that I started to see ‘outside the box’ from a very early age or maybe you could call it ‘the creative eye’.

Now that I am a proper grown-up with a background in interior design and selling new build properties for many years it was a natural progression to culminate taking photos of property, interiors and all things that I considered to be aesthetically interesting.

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Sally Walder


Anja Kozerski – Audley Binswood Hall

Sally Morris