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Posted - 12th November 18

Celebrating Women in Defence – watch the video

WID Awards 2018

The Women in Defence UK Awards took place at the Imperial War Museum, London, on Tuesday 6 November and were attended by all three Aspire businesses.

Watch the video here via YouTube.
The annual event recognises the significant contribution made by women working across defence.

Aspire Defence sponsored the ‘Most Collaborative’ Award.  Our winner was Sarah Padley, Defence Intelligence, who was nominated for her work establishing relationships in the intelligence community. Her citation read:

“The classified nature of much of Sarah’s phenomenal work means that it often goes unsung. Collaborative to the core, Sarah has nurtured a high performing team that consistently delivers an output that is respected at the highest levels of partner agencies and government departments.”

Following this year’s Awards, the organisers are keen to develop relationships between each sponsor and their winner, so we hope that Sarah will be able to visit Aspire Defence in the near future and see the business ‘in action’.

For more information about the Awards, visit the Women in Defence UK website.

Photo above (left to right):

Acting Sergeant Karen Jones from the Royal Air Force (accepted our Award on behalf of the winner Sarah Padley, Defence Intelligence, who was in attendance)

Squadron Leader Jodie Blackadder-Weinstein, Royal Air Force

Dr Penny Brookes, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE, Secretary of State for Defence, who presented the Awards

Angela Owner, Founder of Women in Defence UK

Allan Thomson, Chief Executive, Aspire Defence Ltd

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