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Hammie has been nominated for and won many Awards over the past 25 years, including:

2018 MBE
Hammie was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours List in recognition of her work in Business Start-up and Women’s Enterprise.

An MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) is an award given by the Queen to an individual for outstanding service to the community or local ‘hands-on service.

2014 and 2015 Finalist Venus Business Awards Southampton – Lifetime Achievement.

2012 The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion

Her Majesty The Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the Prime Minister’s recommendation that Hammie Tappenden of In to Biz ltd should receive The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion 2012 in the Birthday Honours

Launched in 2004, the Award recognises individuals who have encouraged others into enterprise, by promoting enterprise skills and attitudes in others. Recipients could be working in business, education, training or youth work at either a national or local level. Each year up to 10 individuals are given the award.

2012 Finalist Venus Business Awards Southampton Lifetime achievement award

2006   Prowess – Business Support Professional of the Year (Nominee)

2005   IOW Chamber of Commerce Excellence Awards Business Support Organisation (Nominee)

2004   PROWESS National Award for Women’s Enterprise Support (via Business Link Wessex)

2002   IOW Learning Festival – Commitment & Endeavour to learning Award.

2001   Regional Finalist One 2 One ‘Best for Business Awards’

2000   Winston Churchill Foundation travel fellowship (Woman’s Enterprise Research)

1999    Live Wire Co-ordinator of the year award.

1999     National Finalist Ernst Young Entrepreneur Supporter of the Year.

1999    LiveWIRE  South West Regional Enterprise Award.

1998   UK Finalist One 2 One ‘Best for Business Awards’.

1997   Regional Finalist Business Link ‘Making a difference’ Awards.

1997   Institute of Personnel &Development (IOW Branch) Student of the Year.

1990   UK Finalist Radio 4 Enterprise Awards .

1989   Runner up Peat Marwick Business Awards.

1989   Regional Finalist LiveWIRE Business Growth Challenge Awards.

1988    National Finalist Shell LiveWIRE Awards.