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Radio Wimborne gave their listeners the chance to understand a bit more about Venus Business Awards and what it takes to be nominated and win from two local Dorset business women.

Oxana Ruckhaber of Minster Designs, for fabulous wedding gowns and our very own Barbara Fowler of My Babylog and My Weddinglog, talked to Philip Webster of Radio Wimborne recently.


They are followed by Venus Awards Founder, Tara Howard who wraps up the interview:  < Listen here >


Dorset Regional Winners

Oxana Ruckhaber (far left) and Barbara Fowler (centre)



Whoopee! We Won the Nationals!

Not content with winning the Dorset Networker of the Year Award in September 2015, our MD Babara Fowler went to the National Finals last week and came back with yet another title and trophy!

Barbara shared her multiple success with three other fellow Dorset winners, who also went on to claim top spots in their categories at the ceremony which was held at Audley Wood Hotel in Basingstoke.


Dorset Winners image

No less than FOUR Dorset Winners with a promotion car from Sandown Mercedes Benz.

Barbara and tara    dorset group


Once again Barbara’s sponsor was the charming Mr Peter Gilbert – Head of Operations at Playgolf Bournemouth.
And because he is always working so hard in the background, here’s a picture of him up front, making a speech and, let’s be honest, being the best dressed sponsor in town!

peter gilbert in THAT suit

But there’s more to come from the day:

But when it came to the charity fund-raising prize draw, Barbara was also the lucky benefactor to win the star prize – a professional makeover photoshoot and diamond package with The Photo Rooms in Southampton.

The Prize is worth £500 – but we’re not telling you to gloat – Barbara is donating the prize to a special cause.  Whilst the plans are in progress and are not yet concrete, the aim for Barbara is to enable a deserving young lady (whoever she may turn out to be) to feel pampered, beautiful and empowered – all with the spirit of Venus Womens Awards in mind.

We will of course keep you updated!