It was a proud and an exciting moment for Kim Beddoes, who won the 2018 Westpac Business Woman of the Year award at Suva’s Grand Pacific Hotel last night.
Ms Beddoes is the co-founder of Party and Events Fiji, a company which expertly plans and seamlessly manages events for their clients.
She said the recognition meant so much to her and her staff.
“I am very proud. This is my first award for Women In Business and I feel excited for achieving the award,” she said.
“We have the passion to go above and beyond in producing the best. This is what drives us and this is the vision of our company.
“I would like to thank my husband, my family; employees and God for helping me achieve this award.”
Party and Events Fiji, which has rapidly become one of Fiji’s leading event companies trusted by local and international corporate companies alike, has about 200 employees.
“I would like to thank Westpac for the recognition of the works that I do. This is my first win and I am over the moon. This win is dedicated to hardworking staff of Party and Events Fiji,” she said.
Business Woman of the Year Award: Kim Beddoes (Party and Events Fiji)
Executive Manager of the Year- Private Sector Award: Leilani Burness (South Sea Cruises)
Executive Woman of the Year Award- Public Sector: Raijeli Taga (Chief Environment Officer at Fiji’s Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resource)
Executive Woman of the Year-Private Sector: Karen Lobendahn (Fiji Television chief executive officer)
Aspiring Entrepreneur of the Year: Keshvi Sukul (Health Plus)
Special Award: Lorraine Seeto (Reserve Bank of Fiji)