West Wales Business Woman is National Finance Award Winner
A business woman from Carmarthen has been announced as ‘Mentor of the Year’ in the national Women in Financial Advice Awards.
Marian Evans, 40, was shortlisted from more than 800 nominees in the inaugural Women in Financial Advice Awards and beat nine other nominees to secure the prestigious title of Mentor of the Year. The winners were announced at a ceremony in London on 10 October.
Marian, who grew up on a farm in Llangynog, now runs Elevate Business Consultancy alongside an impressive property portfolio which includes Llansteffan Castle. Last year she became one of only five individuals in Wales to be awarded the Fellowship of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). Marian said: “I am delighted to have been named Mentor of the Year, especially as the calibre of the other entrants was so high. It really is an honour and goes to show anyone can do it. The awards are a fantastic way to recognise the achievements of women and will hopefully encourage more to pursue a career in the financial industry.”
A spokesperson for the Women in Financial Advice Awards said: “Many congratulations to Marian on winning Mentor of the Year. The judges thought she was outstanding and clearly in a league of her own.”
Marian started her impressive career in financial services at NFU Mutual Insurance Society. After being named as one of the top sales associates in the UK in her first year, Marian went on to become the youngest female sales manager in the country, and by 30 was responsible for a £multimillion book of business.
A Chartered Insurer and Chartered Insurance Broker, Marian founded Elevate BC in 2017 which sees her working with leaders within the public and private sectors as an executive coach, mentor, speaker and bespoke training provider. With an impressive list of clients and with a seat on the WomenOnBoards UK Mentoring Panel, Marian is also the volunteer mentor for Steve Cooper who went on to win ‘Start Up of the Year’ at the Business Wales Mentoring Awards in February 2018.