Education award for local business woman

Sussex Downs College was the proud sponsor of the Women in Education category of this year's East Sussex Women in Business Awards.

Saturday, 25th August 2018, 8:00 am
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2018, 12:16 pm

Winning the coveted award was Chanctonbury Healthcare.

This achievement is thanks to the hard work and dedication of training manager, Jane Mills. Jane has worked in the industry for more than 15 years and has designed specific training programmes for those wishing to develop managerial skills, particularly for those who at first lack confidence.

Jane’s expertise and vision has made Chactonbury Healthcare a leading employer for women in the residential care industry.

She modestly described the moment she won.

She said, “I hoped we’d get a mention, but I didn’t think it would actually happen.”

Jane continued to explain the passion she has for her line of work, especially when she has helped women develop employability skills.

She said, “It makes it all worthwhile when you help someone with zero confidence believe in themselves.

“I know women who didn’t think they had much to offer employers, but with encouragement and training, have gone on to achieve academically, and become team leaders and managers.”

The East Sussex Women in Business Awards were held at The Cavendish Hotel recently.

Women from across the county were recognised.