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Woman of the Year Awards 2014: Woman in Business nominee

Jackie Sharp, founder of Co Prom Ltd has been nominated for a Woman of the Year Award SUS-140517-120347001

Jackie Sharp, founder of Co Prom Ltd has been nominated for a Woman of the Year Award SUS-140517-120347001

A WOMAN with an entrepreneurial spirit who runs a merchandise firm in Funtington has been nominated for this year’s Woman of the Year Awards 2014.

Jackie Sharp, who has been nominated for the category of Woman in Business, is the founder of Co Prom Ltd, which she set up in 1984.

The company, which is celebrating it’s 30th birthday, has sourced, produced and delivered merchandise to businesses companies like Gilette 
and Kelloggs.

The business has gone from strength to strength, supplying promotional items such as calendars, a clock shaped like a 
car for Goodwood and light-up sports bottles for St Wilfrid’s charity 
moonwalk.

“We know and can 
prove they are more memorable and cost-effective than TV, newspaper or radio advertising at building sales,” said Jackie.

But the company also supports charities.

“Since September 2013 we have noticed an increase in orders and have decided to support 
all the charities we supply.

“For example, three members of staff walked the 14 miles in the Marsden March as we supplied 
its t-shirts.”

Jackie has not only battled through recessions, but also illness and operations.

She believes her ‘tenacity’ is what has helped the business to succeed and said her vision for the future was ‘to learn more from employing local students, source more amazing novel items, provide personal service, deliver good-quality items on 
time and within budget’.

 

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