Female Entrepreneur of the Year


Winner: Emma Elston, UK Container Maintenance

Presented by vice-chancellor of the university, Professor George E Holmes

Since Emma co-founded UK Container Maintenance in 1998, it has repaired and refurbished more than 1m containers. While overseeing the company’s rapid growth, she has been a champion for green issues and an inspiration for the next generation of businesswomen, becoming one of the faces of the Federation of Small Businesses’ Real-Life Entrepreneurs campaign.