Creative Business Girl Finalist

Posted: February 16th, 2018 by Alison

Today I found out I am one of three finalists for Creative Business Girl of the Year Award. What a great way to end the week!

The awards form part of the Inspire 2018 Conference organised by networker of the year Amanda Ayres, founder of The Business Girls Network

The conference aims to reward, recognise and celebrate the very best of women in business on International Women's Day.

I joined The Business Girls Network 2 years ago and have found the group to be invaluable, supportive and inspiring. There are regular monthly meet ups plus also a very interactive Facebook group with tutorials and Facebook live training.

As someone who works on their own from home it's great to have fellow business minded women who I can always go to for advice and support. It makes me feel part of a bigger team.

My creative journey actually started in Maidenhead way back in 1996-1997 when I studied Art Foundation at the then Berkshire College of Art and Design. It was a great college and one of the best years of my life. I knew early on that I wanted to be a graphic designer and so after specialising in the graphic arts I then went on to Nottingham Trent to study a graphic design degree.

Once graduating from there I moved in to London and worked at various design and marketing agencies, designing for clients like Nissan, Flora, Unilever and Diageo. I had a very successful career in London but after 12 years working agency side I wanted to try something new and so set up my own creative business Joshi was Janes. (The business name is a mix of my maiden name and my married name.)

My current clients now include an award winning adventure park and zoo, Hobbledown Kidspace and Chiltern Seeds.

I am super excited to have been nominated for this award. When working for yourself in your own bubble you are not always sure you are doing the right thing or going in the right direction. Running your own business can be a struggle and a juggling act but little or big encouragements like being nominated for an award can make you feel that actually it is all worth it!

If you want to vote for me, you can do so here:

Many thanks for your support and I'll let you know how I get on.