The awards ceremony, hosted by Olympic hockey star Crista Cullen, was held during the Credit 500 Gala. This was the culmination of Credit Week 2018 which saw credit professionals from many sectors including banking and finance, telecoms, charities, government, as well as professional services firms from across Europe gather in London for conferences and meetings.
The Woman of the Year category attracted an overwhelming number of impressive entries and resulted in a strong list of finalists. Frances Coulson was particularly praised for her leadership as well as her anti-fraud work.
“I am pleased to have been awarded Woman of the Year in such spectacularly impressive company,” said Frances. “Harriet Beecher Stowe said that women were the real architects of society. That is more true now than ever and women can stand shoulder to shoulder with men in leading business and ensuring fair chances for all.”