Winner: Carrie Hutchings (Vitacress)
runner-up: Stuart Knight (Wight Salads)
Carrie Hutchings is a PA with a difference, who has been at Vitacress for more than 20 years. While her official job title is personal assistant to Vitacress CEO Toby Brinsmead, she also puts a huge amount of work into other roles which go way beyond the usual scope of a PA and make a significant contribution to the business.
These include, but are by no means limited to: day-to-day management of the Vitacress Conservation Trust; leading on securing Vitacress’ ISO accreditation in sustainability; and organising the annual Chalkstream Forum. She tirelessly supports the senior management team and organises key functions and events.