Cosmic CEO lands two top accolades

PUBLISHED: 17:30 22 December 2015

Julie with her soical enterprise award.

Julie with her soical enterprise award.

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Julie Hawker scooped the title of Women’s Social Enterprise Champion of the Year at the Social Enterprise UK Awards and Director of the Year award at the Venus Devon awards.

Julie with her Venus Award.Julie with her Venus Award.

The chief executive officer of Honiton social enterprise, Cosmic, has landed a pair of prestigious awards.

Julie Hawker scooped the title of Women’s Social Enterprise Champion of the Year at the Social Enterprise UK Awards, held in London at the end of last month.

The national competition recognises excellence and outstanding achievements by social enterprises – businesses that reinvest their profits, benefiting people and planet.

The next day, Julie also scooped the Director of the Year award at the Venus Devon awards, held in the Great Hall, at Exeter University.

The award was judged based on the criteria of an outstanding director or board member of a company with more than 10 employees.

Julie said: “I am absolutely thrilled to win these awards, and to be honoured at local and national level in this way is just brilliant.

“For me it’s very clear recognition of the success of Cosmic over the years, and of the support I’ve had from my fantastic team.

“Cosmic is the best social enterprise to lead, and I’ve been supported and inspired by some great women working in social enterprise.

“So if winning this award means that I can do the same for other women in the years ahead - well that’s just great.”

Cosmic is an IT and consultancy business based in Honiton.

The organisation provides services across the South West, using its own resources to develop and deliver project work benefiting thousands of digitally excluded people.


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