Lifetime achievement award for sling company leader
“I was thrilled to be presented with this Lifetime Achievement Award and honoured to be amongst such strong and inspirational business women”
Pauline Guilfoyle – Managing Director of patient transfer slings and moving and handling product manufacturer Silvalea Limited has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Venus Devon Awards Ceremony which have been dubbed the ‘Working Women’s Oscars’ by Channel 4.
Starting the business with her daughter from home 22 years ago and now employing over 60 people from the local community Pauline’s company Silvalea continues to expand and exports are increasing year on year to over 25% of their turnover.
Pauline said “I was thrilled to be presented with this Lifetime Achievement Award and honoured to be amongst such strong and inspirational business women from across the south west.”
Pauline concluded “Winning the Venus Devon Lifetime Achievement Award at this stage in my career was an overwhelming moment for me and I would like to thank NatWest and also the sponsors of my category for the award – Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management along with Venus for organising this wonderful event which has been an amazing journey! I have been fortunate to meet women from all walks of life but with one goal, to succeed and the many challenges they overcame has been daunting to say the least. What a wonderful and empowering time I have had these last few months! It was an absolutely fabulous occasion held in the sumptuous surroundings of The Great Hall, University of Exeter and tremendous for me to be standing alongside the fantastic line-up of talented and entrepreneurial finalists.”
Pauline is pictured with Tom Tripp, Director at Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management who sponsored the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The website for the company is at www.silvalea.com