It's been quite the week here at Kinva!
We're thrilled to see our CEO and co-founder Michelle Connor awarded a 'Women in Innovation' award by Innovate UK at a special event in Manchester.
These Awards recognise women with innovative, high-potential ideas and ambitious plans, and recognise a diverse cohort of entrepreneurs from every nation and region of the UK.
Congratulating Northern Ireland’s Women in Innovation Award winners, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Chris Heaton-Harris explained: “Susan and Michelle should be incredibly proud of being named as two out of 50 winners of Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation Awards for using their personal experiences to develop and create solutions and benefiting the world around them.
“It’s fantastic to see such great ambition and innovation recognised, and it is important that we continue to encourage and reward ideas and skills like this, to inspire women not just from Northern Ireland, but from across the United Kingdom.”
Michelle added, "We're very grateful for the support of Innovate UK, and all those who've helped us get here. And I'm delighted to be awarded alongside fellow NI founder, Susan Kelly.”
Michelle is being interviewed this evening on BBC Radio Ulster if you'd like to hear more about Kinva and the Women in Innovation Awards.