Active Cheshire CEO shortlisted for prestigious accolade | Knutsford Times

Active Cheshire CEO shortlisted for prestigious accolade

By on January 18, 2018

Anne Boyd, the CEO of award winning charity Active Cheshire, has been shortlisted from more than 950 nominations for the Northern Power Woman award in the Transformation Leader category.

Anne has forged a successful career, with over 20 years of experience spanning public, private and voluntary sectors, having held leadership positions within Sport England, Northwest Regional Development Agency and Local Government as well as her own award-winning social enterprise.

Recognised by the Prime Minister in 2014, the Active Cheshire is heralded a trailblazer nationally and has recently been rated outstanding, securing it an unprecedented 3 year funding award from Sport England.

She also donates her spare time to the British Red Cross as Vice-President and to the West Cheshire Poverty Truth Commission. She has recently been appointed onto Cheshire & Warrington LEP overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Active Cheshire CEO, Anne Boyd said, “It is humbling to be shortlisted for such an esteemed award. However it is vital in traditionally male-dominated industries that we showcase the contributions that women can make, to encourage more to unveil their talent with confidence. Congratulations to all nominees’

Paul Hancock, Chair of Active Cheshire said:

‘We are very proud of Anne who has rightly been recognised through the nomination process. Equality and diversity is incredibly important to the success of any business and community and we remain actively engaged in this agenda’

On her journey with Active Cheshire, Anne has already picked up  prestigious awards and accolades, as her passion and success was recognised in 2015 when she received Winner of North West Business Woman of the Year award. She was also selected as one of just 20 UK leaders to participate in a prestigious global leaders programme .


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