Mentor delighted to sponsor Women In Business Awards 2016

Mentor is once again delighted to be sponsoring the annual Women in Business Awards. The Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle Women in Business Awards celebrate the fantastic achievements of women across the two cities, in a range of categories.

The event, run by Local World newspapers, features inspiring and innovative businesses and individuals in the Bristol Post and Bath Chronicle each week. Mentor's Head of Training Dave Mason, forms part of the judging panel, together with sponsors from UWE and other regional firms. 

"It was really tough to choose between the exciting businesses this year" says Dave, who will be presenting the Woman of The Year Award at the glittering event, which takes place at Bristol's Marriott Hotel on March 17th.

Last year, Dave and Hannah Snell, who heads up Client Services for Mentor's Digital division, presented the Mentor of the Year award at the Women in Business Awards 2015 to Emma Collins from Gallery Creative.

As sponsors of the event Mentor were delighted to present this award to Emma who is a creative consultant, leadership coach and trainer within the creative industry. She lead the West of England forum for 3 years and has been a board member of the SW Design Forum for 10 years. 

Article Author: Dave Mason

Dave is Mentor Media Training's Managing Director. He is a CIPR Accredited Practitioner and regularly trains for the PR industry institute. His extensive career in broadcasting spans 30 years across radio and television. He has coached executives from major public and private sector organisations, as well as the UK Armed Forces/NATO, around the world for the past decade. Dave is respected for his inspiring training, which is supportive and concentrates on fast learning development. A founding presenter and shareholder of Somerset’s Orchard FM, he went on to work extensively in commercial radio around the UK, as well as BBC News, where he was a Correspondent at BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 1 Newsbeat. Dave has been a TV presenter, reporter and producer at ITN, GMTV, (ITV Breakfast), ITV News Westcountry and HTV West. He was one of GMTV’s senior producers for a decade, covering major international, domestic, political and entertainment stories. His roles have included senior news producing and planning, undercover investigations, war reporting and features production. Dave still broadcasts as a crisis communications pundit on Talk TV / Radio, BBC Radio and is a visiting lecturer at several universities. He is a non-executive Trustee of community station Radio Bath and the author of 'Handling the Media In Good Times & Bad'.